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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.
Kayaking and paddleboarding at Shasta Lake
Middle McCloud Falls
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A family at Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark in Redding, CA.

There is Always a Story in Redding

50 Waterfalls In Every Direction of Redding

Redding, CA and its surrounding region is a water-ful wonderland, with lakes and rivers around every corner, making it prime destination for anyone looking for a scenic waterfall. There are several falls in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, alone – Crystal Creek Falls, Whiskeytown Falls, Brandy Creek Falls, and Boulder Creek Falls – and not all of them require a hike. Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to Kings Creek Falls and Bluff Falls, and Teddy Roosevelt called McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park “the 8th wonder of the world.” Upper, Middle, and Lower McCloud Falls each offer their own special experience, and at Hedge Creek Falls, visitors can enjoy the unique experience of standing behind the water. There are literally dozens more waterfalls scattered around Redding in every direction. Come see how many different, beautiful ways nature can get itself from A to B. 


Trail Systems Link the Sundial Bridge to the Shasta Dam, Two of Redding's Top Sights

Biking enthusiasts and adventure seekers can see two of Redding's most exciting landmarks, the impressive Shasta Dam and the iconic Sundial Bridge, as well as two other interesting bridges in one half day's bike ride. Using the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail and the Sacramento River National Recreation Rail Trail bikers can start their ride at the Sundial Bridge and end almost 12 miles later looking at snowcapped Mt. Shasta from the top of the Shasta Dam. Bike riders (and joggers) will pass by the McConnell Arboretum and Gardens, the Redding Aquatic Center, and the Salmon Viewing Area at Caldwell Park on their way out to the Sacramento River Rail Trail. After crossing the historic Diestelhorst Bridge, built in 1914, the landscape along the trail opens up and you forget you're in the city at all. The next ground breaking bridge on your route is the Ribbon Bridge, which is the first concrete stress ribbon bridge constructed in the United States. Just past this bridge the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail connects with the Sacramento River National Recreation Rail Trail. This portion of the trail follows the old rail line, and even passes through a rail tunnel built in the 1800's. In the rail road days, this part of the line became known as the "Road of a Thousand Wonders," because of the scenery. These trails provide a unique and interactive way to partake of Redding's main attractions and take in the area's breathtaking scenery. 

Redding is One North America's Top Ten Fly Fishing Towns

Redding, Calif. was recently listed by Forbes Magazine, in its list of North America's top ten flyfishing towns. The leading financial magazine in the U.S., recognized the Lower Sacramento River as having some of the "most powerful rainbows in the world," the McCloud River for its "leaping rainbows" and Hat Creek and Fall River (all near Redding) for their "very big and demanding trout." Redding, has the Sacramento River flowing through the center of town, and is well known for the huge trout which can be caught just minutes from the hotel district.

Forbes' list of top ten fly fishing towns included: West Yellowstone, MT; Missoula, MT; Roscoe, NY; Redding, CA; State College, PA; Grayling, MI; Calgary, Alberta; Glenwood Springs, CO; Mountain Home, AR; and Ashville, NC. Redding was the only town selected from any of the Pacific Coast states.

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