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Explore Outdoor Recreation in Upstate California

There's a lot more to California than just palm trees and Golden Gates! Explore the magnificent far northern California landscape and you'll find awesome granite spires, beautiful painted dunes, breathtaking waterfalls, and the only bridge in the world that functions as a sundial!

Redding is centrally located in the heart of the great outdoors, and the opportunity for recreation is vast and varied. Surrounded on three sides by millions of acres of public land including Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Lassen Volcanic National Park, McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park, spectacular Mt. Shasta, and the pristine Trinity Alps, Redding is the perfect base camp for exploring the hotbed of adventure travel in California! Redding is also home to the magnificent Sundial Bridge, the newly renovated Cascade Theatre, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail.

Numerous backcountry roads and scenic highways and byways--including the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All American Road--offer a great alternative when traveling to your favorite outdoor destination. Don't forget to bring your GPS so you can experience GeoCaching--there are nearly 200 geocaches in the Redding area just waiting to be discovered! 

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5 Hiking Adventures With Rewarding Views In and Around Redding, CA
The entire state of California is covered in some of the best hiking in the world, though the northern part is particularly blessed with incredible hiking trails. Redding is a hot spot for adventurers all over the world, due to…
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An Insider's Guide to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
This spot is perfect for anyone who loves to be on or in water: anglers, paddlers, swimmers, water skiers, and sailors.
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Road Trips Worth Taking From Redding to Fit Any Schedule
Horizons are meant to be chased. Lucky for you, the UpStateCA wilderness offers a variety of sight lines to keep you entertained for that windshield time. Volcanoes, mountain peaks, crystal clear alpine lakes, multiple national forests, wildflowers and sweeping meadows…
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9 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Redding This Spring
Redding is perfectly situated in the middle of a nature-enthusiast mecca. The largest city in the Shasta Cascade region – known as UpState CA – surrounded by mountains, natural wonders with majestic waterfalls, scenic lakes and rivers, volcanic activity and…
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7 Ways to Discover the Fascinating History of Redding, CA
A trip to Redding, California, means that you’re going to be surrounded by forested mountains, gorgeous valleys, and scenic lakes. But in addition to the physical beauty of the region, you’ll also find a rich history of the people who’ve…
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March 2020 Events In Redding You Can't Miss
Planning a trip to Redding and looking for events, festivals, concerts and things to do in March in 2020? The weather is turning nice, early spring blooms are beginning and there isn't a better time to visit Redding for a…
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Going Underground in Redding: An Insider's Guide
Sitting at the southern edge of the Cascade Range, Redding, California, has long been a literal hotbed for volcanic activity. Mt. Shasta lords over the horizon, Lassen Volcanic National Park sits an hour’s drive east, and millions of years of…
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7 Accessible Hikes in Redding, CA That Can Be Enjoyed By All Levels
Redding sits in—and is surrounded by—no shortage of natural beauty. No matter your level of hiking ability, you can find accessible trails throughout the region that make it easy to see those sights without a demanding, heart-pumping trek.
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An Empty Nester Guide to a Great Weekend in Redding
Family vacations don’t have to end when the kids leave home. With pleasant weather all year long, a busy calendar full of arts and culture events, and no shortage of outdoor adventure, Redding, California, is a great spot for an…
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A Fly Fishing Guide to Redding, CA
Situated along the Sacramento River and surrounded by mountains on three sides, Redding has fishing opportunities for multiple species in nearly every direction, and it has a fly-fishing and outdoor culture that makes the end of the day that much…
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300 Days of Sunshine: How to Embrace a Winter Escape in Redding, CA
From the rugged and richly forested Klamaths to the magnificent southern end of the Cascades, Redding’s gloriously scenic backyard has much to offer in the snowsports department—and beyond.
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8 Natural Wonders to Explore Around Redding, CA
Situated near the junction of several natural provinces—the Klamath Mountains, the Coast Ranges, the Cascade Range, the Great Basin, and the Central Valley—Redding, California, makes an awesome jumping-off point for nature enthusiasts.
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An Insider's Guide to Year-Round Adventures On and Around Shasta Lake
Sitting less than 30 minutes from the heart of Redding, Shasta Lake is a gem of northern California. No matter the season, here’s an insider’s guide to year-round adventure on the water.
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10 Redding Adventures to Enjoy in the Fall
Known for its proximity to Mt. Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park, Redding has easily accessible recreation opportunities that include a river running through town, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, and a thriving fly-fishing community.
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Exploring the Wonders of Lassen Volcanic National Park
Less than an hour’s drive from Redding, Lassen Volcanic National Park features the 10,457-foot-tall Lassen Peak, but that’s only one (magnificent) attraction of many here.
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5 Stellar Trail to Ale Pairings In and Around Redding, CA
So as you plot your next outdoor adventure, here are five top picks for trail-to-tavern pairings in and around the heart of Shasta County, California.
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Make sure to explore these 9 Famously Redding icons on your trip to Redding
We know how traveling to another city can be overwhelming. What is there to see? What should you see? Where to go? All questions that race through your mind when traveling. To help you out, the Visit Redding team put…
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Take the Redding Adventure Challenge
Let's break away from the norm and try a new adventure. Or how about 14? With the Adventure Challenge -- Redding edition, we'll do all of the work for you on coming up with an adventure. All you have to…
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Your Guide to the Best Kayaking in Redding, CA
You’ll find a wide variety of kayaking opportunities in and around Redding, but here are a few favorites that should make the to-do list for any visitor to the area.
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10 Kid-Friendly Outdoor Adventures in Redding, CA
Tucked away at the top of California in the Shasta-Cascade region, Redding is a great spot to take your kids for an outdoor family adventure. Parents will find lakes, rivers, hiking trails, culture, and gold-mining history a-plenty—all ready to be…
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Churn Creek Trails
The Churn Creek trails take walkers through a classic blue oak woodland, with manzanita and gray pine. Sections of the trail meander by Churn Creek where the terrain is riparian with willows, valley oak, western redbud, and cottonwoods. More Information
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Redding, CA
Cinder Cone
Exposed path of loose cinders skirts the Fantastic Lava Beds and the Painted Dunes before climbing steeply to the summit. Trail continues into the crater and offers spectacular views of Lassen and the eastern park. Trailhead on southwest side of Butte Lake boat ramp. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Clear Creek Greenway Trail
“There’s gold in the hills of California!” Very soon after the discovery of gold in 1848 near Sutter’s Mill, Major Pierson B. Reading discovered gold on Clear Creek. The result was a creek turned upside down. Due to the wildly successful efforts to restore its salmon runs, Clear Creek… More Information
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Redding, CA
Clover Creek Preserve
Clover Creek Preserve is tucked in behind a neighborhood in east Redding, and offers paved, flat trails great for walking or cycling. Enjoy the 2 mile loop with your dog, your favorite people, or just the beautiful view of Redding's rolling hills, oaks, and expansive sky. More Information
3705 Shasta View Drive,
Redding, CA
Clover Creek Trail
The paved bike trails on either side of Clover Creek are part of a larger loop around a retention pond at the southern end of the greenway preserve. In addition to the paved bicycle loop there are gravel jogging and hiking trails throughout the preserve. Wheelchair Accessible More Information
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Redding, CA
Cloverdale Loop
The Cloverdale Loop runs along the Clear Creek Canyon which is hundreds of feet deep and has great whitewater kayaking. Near the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve (near the lower Clear Creek Bridge) tubers and novice kayakers can have fun on the run to Clear Creek Gorge. Make sure to portage… More Information
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Redding, CA
Cold Boiling Lake
Easy trail passes through forest and meadows to this bubbling lake in an alpine basin. Tiny gas bubbles escape Lassen's hydrothermal system below making it appear to be boiling. Trailhead at Kings Creek Picnic Area. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Coon Falls
Coon Falls on North Table Mountain is a sight to see when you can see it. Because of a small drainage basin, it is most visible after a good rain storm which is a great time to see little waterfalls all over the mesa. This waterfall is easily accessible. More Information
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Oroville, CA
Crevice (Crack) Falls
The sight of Crevice Falls at Table Mountain is absolutely breathtaking with the best views at the edge of the cliffs. The waterfall is almost hidden as it drops through a huge crack and down 129 feet to the canyon floor. There is another waterfall near Crevice Falls that doesn't… More Information
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Oroville, CA
Crystal Creek Falls
The hike to the falls is very easy and the trail is mostly flat the whole way. This is a great hike for anyone looking for a less strenuous way to enjoy the great outdoors. This is the only manmade waterfall in Whiskeytown National Park. It was created from a… More Information
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Redding, CA
Curtain Falls
Due to its isolated canyon location, this waterfall has yet to be measured and is said to be anywhere from 20 to 40 feet tall. The waterfall creates a veil along the Middle Fork of the Feather River. This waterfall is strenuously accessible. More Information
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Oroville, CA
Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service
Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service has provided guided fishing trips to thousands of clients, and after catching as many salmon, trout, steelhead, striped bass and sturgeon, the message is clear: you are fishing with the most experienced, most recognized fishing guide service in the area. We have provided professional, fun… More Information
Sac River & Surrounding,
Redding, CA
David Neal Reel Adventures Guide Service
Welcome to Reel Adventures, Guide Service. Our base camp is Redding CA - Gateway to northern California’s finest wild trout streams and steelhead rivers. We are a full service, year around, fly fishing guide service specializing in private instruction and guiding for steelhead and wild trout. We encourage anglers of… More Information
PO Box 990496,
Redding, CA
Deadhorse Falls
Deadhorse Falls is a hidden jewel in Lassen National Forest. This very beautiful waterfall drops 60 ft. on small Deadhorse Creek, into a deep and pretty little gorge. More Information
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Mineral, CA
Deer Creek Falls
This short and powerful waterfall ascends 18 feet to a punchbowl water hole at it's base. Visible throughout the year, this waterfall is bypassed by a fish ladder which diverts from the waterfall and is noticeably reduced in late summer. Deer Creek Falls provides a great opportunity for swimming… More Information
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Chester, CA
Devastated Area Interpretive Trail
Accessible path with signs about the effect of the 1951 Lassen Peak eruption. Excellent for families or those unable to take longer trails. Trailhead at Devastated parking area. Wheelchair accessible. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Devils Kitchen
Experience Lassen's second largest hydrothermal via a lovely hike through Warner Valley meadows and forest. Along with a number of other hikes, the trail begins at the Warner Valley trailhead. The first 0.4 mile passes through a meadow over small footbridges and boardwalks before crossing Hot Springs Creek. At the… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Echo Lake
The trail to Echo Lake offers a relatively easy day hike from the trailhead or Summit Lake campgrounds. It is also one stop on the longer popular Cluster Lakes loop. From the Ranger Station trailhead, the trail connects to the Summit Lake trail after 0.4 miles. The trail to Echo… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Eskimo Hill
An hour's drive east of Redding off Highway 44, Eskimo Hill is one of the most popular sledding hills in the north state. Here are tips from the U.S. Forest Service on how to enjoy your visit: • Walk along either edge of the hill to reach the top. • Keep out… More Information
CA-44E,
Shingletown, CA
Faery Falls
Faery Falls cascades 41 feet down a rock face with a small pool and rocky creek at it's base. This waterfall is most interesting to visit at it's peak volume in spring with a great mist and swift stream. This waterfall is easily accessible. More Information
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Mt. Shasta, CA
Fall River
We'll let The Fly Shop explain the waters of Fall River: "It is the nationa's largest spring system, creating a wonderland of crystal-clear, 50-degree rainbow trout habitat. At the same time it is both the finest spring creek fly fishing opportunity in California and one of the best in the… More Information
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Fall River, CA
FB Trail
Enjoy beautiful views of Keswick Reservoir on this winding trail which takes you past a seasonal waterfall (access by side trails), a variety of historic roads, and mining features, including a very early mining site near the water access trail. More Information
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Redding, CA
Feather Falls
As one of the tallest waterfalls in the United States this is the most well known of California's waterfalls at a drop of 410 feet into a branch of bald Rock Canyon along the Middle Ford of the Feather River where it bursts over a small lip of rock at… More Information
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Oroville, CA
Fisherman's Trail
Welcome to one of the oldest, continually used trails in western Shasta County! Take this short trail to explore some of the shoreline of Keswick Reservoir or as means to connect to the Sacramento River Rail Trail. Fisherman's Trail can be accessed down the steps from the dam rear stop… More Information
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Redding, CA
Flag Falls
Flag Falls is often mistaken for Phantom Falls, due to their similar look. Enjoy the view from the cliff with a crumbling slope to the canyon floor where trees thrive from the water source. This waterfall is moderately accessible. More Information
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Oroville, CA

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