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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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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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10 Lakes, Rivers, Pools, and Swimming Holes Where You Can Cool Off in Redding, CA
The variety of options for getting in the water to beat the heat in Redding, CA makes this city a great spot for families and outdoor adventurers in the summertime.
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10 Things to do for $10 or less when visiting Redding
Let’s face it, when we travel, we want to enjoy attractions and things to do wherever it is that we go. But sometimes we want to stretch our dollars as far as we can. Luckily for you, Redding has plenty…
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The 8 Best Dog-Friendly Trails near Redding
Hiking in and around Redding, California, is fantastic, but there’s one way to make it even better—hitting the trails with your favorite four-legged friend. Take advantage of these eight scenic and dog-friendly trails.
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Hiking to Kings Creek Falls in Lassen Volcanic National Park
King’s Creek Falls is a 40-foot waterfall located in the middle of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail is moderate, which makes it a perfect adventure for the casual hiker, or a nice add on to the nearby Lassen Peak…
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3 Hikes to Lose Yourself in Nature in Lassen Volcanic National Park
There is nothing quite like being outdoors, and experiencing the solitude found on the trail. I also love that hiking can be for everyone. Whether you prefer summiting a mountain peak, climbing along a cascading creek, or taking a stroll…
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Redding -- your perfect getaway for hiking adventures and an outdoor vacation
In Redding, located in the heart of UpState CA, you'll find an endless outdoor adventure playground perfect for all ages and interests. Hiking is one of the activities we do best around here with more than 225 miles of trails…
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10 Amazing Waterfalls to See in Northern California
An international outdoor destination ringed by the Southern Cascades to the east and the much smaller range of the Trinity Alps to the west, Redding is a hotspot for waterfall chasers. It’s an area with both short and long winding…
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10 Awesome National & State Park Day Trips Worth Taking from Redding
Wild, uncrowded, and memorable—these are the defining features of the far Northern California outdoors. The expanse of public lands around the town of Redding features an endless lineup of outdoor adventures, from fly fishing to summit bagging to scenic driving.…
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Why Redding Is An Underrated Mountain Bike Town
In far Northern California, the promise of uncrowded trails means plenty of space to spread out and shred the singletrack—and Redding serves as the best base camp to explore it all. Within 15 miles, you’ll find more than 225 miles…
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The 11 Best Hikes in Northern California
It’s no secret that California is home to some of the best hiking in the country, especially in the northern part of the state. With a lifetime’s worth of hiking opportunities, the tough part can be zeroing in on one…
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How to Plan a Perfect Couples Getaway in Redding
Whether your perfect date includes stargazing in a national park, watching the sunset over a vineyard, or enjoying a night on the town, you can find it in Redding, California, a fantastic place to spend time with your special someone.…
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8 Fun Winter Activities for the Whole Family in Redding, CA
Redding, California, sits in the backyard of some of Northern California’s best outdoor recreation and wilderness, from majestic Mt. Shasta to lesser-known gems amid the Siskiyou and Cascade ranges. Redding makes for a great home base for outdoor adventure in…
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Top 7 Attractions You Want to Cross off Your Bucket List in Redding, CA
Burney Falls. Photo courtesy of @jermverde on InstagramSteeped in state history and beset by the Sacramento River, Redding has since 1844 existed as the deserving home of satisfied locals. Since first inhabited by Wintu Native Americans, Redding has plays host…
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Exploring the Undiscovered Gems of UpState CA With Redding as Your Home Base
A nearly uninterrupted expanse of forest teeming with snow-capped volcanoes, trails, and wild rivers makes Northern California’s Shasta Cascade region an unparalleled hub for outdoor adventure. The area encompasses 20 percent of the state’s land mass but has less than…
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10 Extreme Adventures to Try on Your Next Trip to Redding, CA
Imagine a place where a weekend can involve cliff jumping into waterfall-fed pools, backcountry skiing on an active volcano, rock climb on granite spires, and whitewater rafting wild rivers. Sounds like paradise, right? For those of us familiar with Northern…
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6 Can't-Miss Outdoor Experiences That You Can Only Have in Redding, California
The northernmost portion of California is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts, and the city of Redding sits smack dab in the middle, making it an ideal base camp for boaters, rafters, sailors, hikers, and cyclists (just to name…
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The Ultimate Guide to Lake & Water Life in Redding
Redding might be the largest city in the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California, but that doesn’t mean you’ll find the crowds that you think of when you hear “California.” In fact, this area makes up the 20 percent of…
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Why Redding, California Is the Family Getaway You Didn't Know You Needed
If you think you know California, but haven’t visited the northern Shasta Cascade region, also known as UpStateCA, you’re missing out on some of the best outdoor recreation and natural beauty the Golden State has to offer. Situated in the…
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Hall Creek Falls
Hall Creek Falls travels down a unique landscape of smooth rocks, almost like a giant waterslide. The waterfall begins with a 40 foot drop to the mountainside, where it curves back and forth down the mountain with small pools along its decent. This waterfall is strenuously accessible. More Information
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Montgomery Creek, CA
HarvestWild
HarvestWild is a Northern California based company that's mission is to reconnect people with wild places and wild foods. We offer fully guided fly fishing, spin fishing, hunting, gathering, nature walks, clinics, consultations and hosted travel. Our business is to teach people how to hunt, fish, and gather wild… More Information
P.O. Box 992,
Palo Cedro, CA
Hat Creek
Hat Creek is one of the longest spring creeks in California, and several sections are well stocked throughout the season. According to The Fly Shop, "the Wild Trout Section is the lower 3.2 miles of Hat Creek flowing from the PowerHouse #2 to Lake Britton and is the home of… More Information
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Lassen National Forest, CA
Headwaters Adventure Company
Experience the peace and tranquility of kayaking and enjoy the beauty and splendor of the North State with views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen and the Trinity Alps, where wildlife is abundant and unafraid of the quiet stroke of a kayak paddle. Our goal is to get as many people… More Information
930 Merchant Street,
Redding, CA
Hedge Creek Falls
Hedge Creek Falls is a waterfall on Hedge Creek, in Dunsmuir, due north of Redding. There is a small cave located behind the waterfall, allowing visitors to walk behind the cascading water. Shortly after the waterfall, hedge creek flows into the Sacramento River south of Mossbrae Falls. There is a… More Information
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Dunsmuir, CA
Hidden Falls
Hidden Falls can be found on Table Mountain, just outside of Oroville and southeast of Redding. This tiered waterfall is hard to capture, due to cliffs and sharp angles, but the main drop is about 70 ft of falling water, and is worth the find. More Information
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Oroville, CA
Hilltop to Sundial Bridge Trail
Connects the Mt Shasta Mall area shops and Hilltop Drive hotels to Turtle Bay Exploration Park and the Sundial Bridge. More Information
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Redding, CA
Holiday Harbor
Holiday Harbor is located right on Shasta Lake, with central access to the water. We offer a large rental selection of ski boats, fishing boats, patio boats, paddle boards, kayaks, and personal water crafts. More Information
20061 Shasta Caverns Rd.,
O'Brien, CA
Hollow Falls
Hollow Falls is one of the shorter falls on Table Mountain with a powerful heavy stream down a gradual slope where the waterfall has cut into the rock face. The base of the waterfall is easily accessible by GPS coordinates and you will find an interesting view. More Information
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Oroville, CA
Hook 'Em Hecky's Guide Service
Hook'em Hecky's is the premier professional fishing guide service for the Trinity and Sacramento Rivers. Years of experience stand behind each personal guided trip. Whether you are looking for a professional fly fishing lesson or are a seasoned fisherman yourself seeking the ultimate thrill of landing a giant… More Information
6764 Creekside Street,
Redding, CA
Hornbeck Trail
Follow part of the path of "Old Diggings" or Quartz Hill Railroad. The long abandoned narrow gauge railroad was a critical feature that once supplied quartz to area copper smelters. "Span" in your imagination where copper laced trestles once crossed above steep drainages. Look for signs of historic residences that… More Information
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Redding, CA
Inland Board Sports
Inland Board Sports offers paddleboards, wakeboards, wakesurfers, and hydrofoils. More Information
4777 Caterpillar Rd,
Redding, CA
Inspiration Point
Climbs through forest, meadow patches, and a sunny bench section. The summit rewards hikers with stunning views of Lassen, Prospect Peak, Cinder Cone, and Mount Harkness. Trailhead 50 feet east of Juniper Lake picnic area parking. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Jack Trout Fly Fishing
Here at Jack Trout, we offer guided fly-fishing trips with gourmet meals and unmatched personal attention on the Upper & Lower Sacramento River, and the McCloud, Pit, Trinity, and Klamath Rivers in Northern California. We also offer scenic tours, float and raft trips, lodging referrals, and seasonal local information for… More Information
P.O. Box 94,
Mt. Shasta, CA
Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service
Jeff Goodwin’s Guide Service offers year-round, private party, guided sport fishing trips on the Sacramento and Klamath Rivers. We offer guided fishing trips on the Sacramento River for King Salmon, Wild Rainbow Trout/Steelhead and Striped Bass. We also offer a fall run King Salmon season on the Lower Klamath River… More Information
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Redding, CA
Jefferson State Adventure Hub
A brainchild of Jasper Hudson, Jefferson State Adventure Hub is your gear, education and adventure supplier for everything: Kayaking Cycling Hiking Backpacking Mountaineering Camping Located in beautiful Redding California, JSAHub is the "one-stop" place for adventurers. More Information
872 North Market Street,
Redding, CA
Jetovator
NorCal Jetovator is the exclusive Jetovator and Freedom Flyer Distributors for Northern California and Arizona. The Jetovator is a water propelled, personal watercraft accessory that allows the operator to safely experience flight. The Jetovator is fun for everyone no matter the weight, height or age; all are up and flying… More Information
10300 Bridge Bay Rd,
Redding, CA
John Reginato River Access
Connects the J. Reginato Boating Access to a Bonnyview neighborhood 0.75 miles upstream. This fishing access trail is shaded and cool. Wheelchair Accessible More Information
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Redding, CA
Johnson Creek Falls
Johnson Creek Falls in Etna is a mile hike through rough terrain to this mossey waterfall. It is all of 118 feet with very different views from top and bottom. Johnson Creek Falls is on privately owned land so the sharing landowner is very much appreciated. This waterfall is strenuously… More Information
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Etna, CA
Jones Valley Resort
Cruise in Ultimate Comfort! With 6 contemporary models to choose from, loaded with features, and sleeping capacities ranging from 12 to 22 people, there is a houseboat for every kind of group and budget imaginable. Rentals are available at gorgeous Shasta Lake in Northern California near Redding. Our houseboats are available… More Information
22300 Jones Valley Marina Drive,
Redding, CA
Just Kayak More
A fun, healthy, and a great way to spend time with your friends and family on the water. Check out the resources for the paddling community listed on this site. If you have any additional information start a discussion in our Google Group, under the Group Communication section of this… More Information
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Justin Thompson Fishing
I'm Justin Thompson, an obsessed fisherman and outdoorsman. As a Redding, CA native, I have had the privilege of growing up with these waters and mountains as my playground. I’m proud to have been handed down years worth of knowledge and experience from my father and grandfather. Growing up, we… More Information
20673 Old 44 Drive,
Redding, CA
Keith Kerrigan's Guide Service
Your full time fishing guide for Whiskeytown. All tackle is provided for you. I clean and bad your fish. No fish, no pay. More Information
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Redding, CA
Kickapoo Falls
Kickapoo Falls is a very unique waterfall that cascades down a jagged cliff face, making for water flowing in different directions all the way to the base. It begins as a small stream and splays out over the rocks, getting wider on the way down. This waterfall is easily accessible… More Information
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Trinity Center, CA
Kings Creek Falls
Kings Creek Falls is a great place for a photo opportunity as it is visually diverse with a fountain type look. All of its 46 feet cascade in different directions due to the protruding rocks behind. This waterfall is most visually stimulating during summer months when volume is less, allowing… More Information
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Lassen Volcanic National Park , CA

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