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A bike ride across the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca
Two people hiking next to a lake at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
A group of people fishing on the Sacramento River beneath the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA.
Marcel Siegle
A family at Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark in Redding, CA.
A bike ride across the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca
Two people hiking next to a lake at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
A group of people fishing on the Sacramento River beneath the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA.
Marcel Siegle
A family at Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark in Redding, CA.

A Sunday Drive Any Day of the Week

Redding is surrounded on three sides by millions of acres of public land. Less than an hour north, east, or west will have you driving through dense forests where wild rivers and streams run year-round, providing recreation for avid fisherman, rafting enthusiasts, and even gold panning prospectors. Small towns and communities dot the landscape, providing rich historic experiences; and the sharp contrast between rough, black basalt, smooth craggy granite, and colorful limestone provide an interesting surprise around every corner.

This is far northern California, home of one of only 27 All American Roads in the Nation! Three brochures offer a variety of driving experiences from paved, scenic byways, to unpaved backcountry roads--where your SUV will get a little dirty but not scratched! 

Road Trip Through Lassen Volcanic National Park
Redding's Waterfall Loop
Caves of the Shasta Cascade
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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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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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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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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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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3 Scenic Drives Around Redding You Should Treat Your Car To
Thank goodness for summer. School ends. Vacation time kicks in. And the snow melts, which means certain roads that lie dormant during winter are open for business. The city of Redding in the heart of UpStateCA has more than a…
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Castle Crags State Park
Castle Crags will be closed to vehicular access until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.Castle Crags State Park is named for 6,000-feet tall glacier-polished crags and offers fishing in the Sacramento River, hiking in the back country, and spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, the grey… More Information
Castle Crags Road,
Castella, 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
Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark
Shasta Caverns will be closed until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.A trip to Shasta Caverns is ‘Three Adventures in One!’ Enjoy a scenic catamaran cruise across Shasta Lake, a fun bus ride to the cave entrance, and an information-filled tour of what some… More Information
20359 Shasta Caverns Road,
Lakehead, CA
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park will be closed until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.Less than an hour's drive from Redding sits beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park boasts incredible mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite as well as fascinating thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone with… More Information
Hwy 36E,
Mineral, CA
Lion Slide Falls
Lion Slide Falls is easily accessible by a cozy trail a short distance from Big Bend Road. A powerfully wide cascade has created a deep pool at the base before the river continues over a makeshift rock dam and through many smooth boulders that are great for lounging. Down the… More Information
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Montgomery Creek, CA
Lower McCloud River Falls
This is the lowest of three levels of the McCloud River Falls, at a 12 foot broad plunge into a large pool. Surrounding the pool are large rocks perfect for sun bathing, making this location popular for swimming and relaxing. This waterfall is easily accessible by trail and road and… More Information
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McCloud, CA
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
The centerpiece of McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is 129-foot Burney Falls. The waterfall, which is fed by underground springs and flows at 100 million gallons every day, can be enjoyed from above at lookout point. But for a more refreshing perspective, take the trail to the pool at the… More Information
Hwy 89,
Burney, CA
McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens portion of the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is the newest addition to Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The Redding Arboretum, one of four organizations that merged to create Turtle Bay Exploration Park, along with its supporters, initially drove the development of a series of gardens. Turtle Bay… More Information
844 Sundial Bridge Drive,
Redding, CA
Middle McCloud River Falls
This is the middle of three levels of the McCloud River Falls and is the largest and most impressive with a 44 foot drop providing a magnificent view. This waterfall is one of the widest in California at 120 feet, creating a veil of white water during spring and reducing… More Information
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McCloud , CA
Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park
At 14,161 feet, snow-capped Mt. Shasta dominates the northern skies as you journey through the region. It is the second highest peak in the Cascade mountain range and the fifth highest mountain in California. Mt. Shasta is an active volcano--the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc--and… More Information
Hwy 89/Ski Park Rd,
Mt. Shasta, CA
Shasta Dam
Shasta Dam tours are canceled until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVD-19 pandemic. The Three Shastas lookout point and other outdoor areas remain open.Shasta Dam is a curved gravity dam across the Sacramento River at Lake Shasta and provides beautiful views of the lake and Mt.… More Information
16349 Shasta Dam Blvd,
Shasta Lake, CA
Shasta Lake
Shasta Lake--keystone of the Central Valley Water Project--is the largest manmade reservoir in California, offering over 360 miles of shoreline when full. The rugged country, varied shoreline, and sheer size of Shasta Lake tend to break the lake into different areas, each with its own opportunities, moods, and settings. … More Information
14225 Holiday Road,
Redding, CA
Shasta State Historic Park
The Shasta State Historic Park museum is closed until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVD-19 pandemic. Outdoor areas of the park remain open.Six miles west of Redding a row of old, half-ruined, brick buildings remind passing motorists that Shasta City, the "Queen City" of California's northern… More Information
Hwy 299,
Shasta, CA
Subway Cave
Subway Cave is an unusually easy lava tube to explore, at 1,300 feet (1/3 mile) long, and with ample headroom and a rubble-free floor. The U.S. Forest Service has installed concrete stairs, a trail from the parking lot, and interpretive signs explaining the origins of the cave. This is the… More Information
Hwy 89/Hwy 44,
Old Station, CA
Sundial Bridge
The Sundial Bridge in Redding is one of only two bridges in the United States designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. It is a cantilever spar cable-stayed pedestrian bridge that spans the Sacramento River and forms a working sundial. The 217 foot pylon of the bridge points due… More Information
844 Sundial Bridge Dr.,
Redding, CA
Trinity River National Scenic Byway
Highway 299 was designated the "Trinity Scenic Byway" in October, 1991. The Theme of the route, "From the Valley Oaks to the Redwood Coast" was chosen by the Forest Service to feature the wide variety of plant and animal life that exists in the various climates zones along the highway.… More Information
Hwy 299,
Redding, CA
Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is closed until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVD-19 pandemic.Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a 300-acre campus along the banks of the Sacramento River with educational and entertaining activities and experiences that interpret the relationship between humans and nature. The Park tells… More Information
844 Sundial Bridge Parkway,
Redding, CA
Upper McCloud River Falls
While not as scenic as the middle waterfall, this upper waterfall exceeds in height. The swift river escapes a narrow gorge to crash down small steps to a beautiful pool at its base, where an aquamarine pool will catch your attention. This waterfall is easily accessible by trail. More Information
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McCloud , CA
Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway
Along this 500 mile journey from volcano to volcano you will find opportunities for adventure, exploration, communion with nature and an appreciation for the culture and history of the region. You will also find residents eager to share the beauty and mystery of this land that is dotted with evidence… More Information
P.O. Box 832 ,
Mt. Shasta, CA
Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park
The temple is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. On display are art objects, pictures, mining tools, and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War. This Taoist temple is still a place of worship and a fascinating look into the role played by Chinese immigrants in early California… More Information
630 Main Street,
Weaverville, CA
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
This place has more than just a great name! Eight miles west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain range and the northern edge of the Sacramento Valley, making it home to a special collection of plant and animal life, and year-round… More Information
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive,
Whiskeytown, CA

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