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Trails to Bike, Hike, and Ride in Redding, CA

If you want to go for a nice walk (or run, or ride), Redding has a trail for you…several dozen in fact! Redding is the proud home of 225 miles of trails within a 15-mile radius of town, making it “the gem of the U.S. Trail System” (gee thanks, San Francisco Chronicle!). Take your pick: set out from the popular Sundial Bridge- hub of the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail- or pack some dirt on your mountain bike tires in Whiskeytown National Recreation area. Bring your best friend, whether they be dog, horse, or person, and see what kind of blooms and wildlife you can spot on your chosen stretch of trail. Enjoy river views, rolling foothills, and/or sweeping valley vistas along the well-maintained trails, with amenities and kindred spirits scattered along the way. Short loops close to town and long stretches through the hills mean all abilities and any schedule can be accommodated.

Visiting Redding in the winter? Redding boasts 300 days of sunshine per year, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get outside and channel your inner John Muir no matter when you come. Redding is so committed to trails that the American Trails Association moved its headquarters here and happily calls it home.

If you seek a wider expanse of nature, the mountains around Redding offer more options. Castle Crags State Park offers unmatched views of Mt. Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park has numerous scenic trails that take visitors to bubbling mud pots, boiling lakes, and majestic vistas.

Redding’s trails are free to all, and most are dog-friendly, which means the whole family can explore together. Remember to pack your camera, a few snacks, and plenty of water, and as always, tread lightly!

Check out the map below for trailhead locations. Not sure which trail to pick? Scroll down to learn more about the various trails in the area, or request a copy of our Redding Trails brochure. You can also pick up a free copy at Redding bike shops, hotels, and the Visitor Information center at the Sundial Bridge. For happier trails, visit Redding!

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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
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
Lassen Peak Trail
The trail to the top of Lassen Peak begins at the peak parking area at an elevation of 8500 feet. The popular trail is 2.5 miles one-way to the summit. There are many fantastic vistas of the park and surrounding areas from the trail. The summit provides one of the… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Lassen Volcanic National Park
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 just a small fraction of the visitors, making it one of our favorite California National Parks. Lassen… More Information
Hwy 36E,
Mineral, CA
Lava Beds National Monument
Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and… More Information
1 Indian Well Headquarters,
Tulelake, CA
Lema Ranch Trails
Those walking the McConnel Foundation Lema Ranch trails will notice a diversity of plants, from graceful weeping willows, to manzanita, oak, and pine trees, and native grasses. Many species of wildlife can be spotted, including ducks, red-winged blackbirds, egrets, and woodpeckers. Otters and muskrats occasionally show themselfs in the ponds.… More Information
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Redding, CA
Lower Sacramento Ditch Trail
Trail follows the alignment of the Sacramento Ditch south of Walker Mine Road and connects to the Hornbeck Trail. Access off Hornbeck Trail - one mile from Hornbeck trailhead. More Information
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Redding, CA
Manzanita Lake
Lassen Park's Manzanita Lake is about as picturesque as they come, and its beauty is just the beginning. It's famous for its large rainbows and browns, and can be fished from the shore, float tube, or drift boat. Try to keep your eyes on your line, because the birds, deer,… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Mary Lake Park
Mary Lake Park, on the west side of Redding, is 29 developed acres with tree-lined walking trails winding their way around a man-made lake. Enjoy this walk with your dog and bring your binoculars for wildlife viewing. More Information
1696 Lakeside Drive,
Redding, 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 Creek Trail
“Stand and deliver!” Find the spot of the notorious Wells Fargo stage robbery by the dastardly Ruggles brothers. Look for stone walls from the original construction of that route within the picturesque and rugged Middle Creek canyon. Ride into the town of Old Shasta (go west on 299 ¼ mile)… More Information
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Redding, CA
Mill Creek Falls
Mill Creek is one of Lassen's many waterfalls. The trail to the falls rises and falls through the red fir forest to an overlook of the falls. Continue across the creek to reach the top of the falls. Trailhead behind the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Amphitheater. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Mule Ridge and Swasey Trails
Trails of varying length for hiking and mountain biking provide great views of Lassen Peak, Mount Shasta, wildflowers, streams, and gold mining encampments. Reccomended loops include Escalator, Meiner's Loop, Wintu Loop, Mule Mountain Pass, and the Mule Ridge Trails. More Information
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Redding, CA
Paradise Meadow
This scenic trail climbs gradually along a creek to a cliff encompassed meadow. The trail begins on the west side of Hat Lake. Small side trails lead to the lake edge which offers excellent views of the south side of Lassen Peak. After a half mile, the trail beings to… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Parkview Trail
The Parkview Trail is a 10’ wide concrete trail connecting the Parkview neighborhood and City Hall to open space adjacent to the Sacramento River. More Information
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Redding, CA
Piety Hill Loop
Stunning views of Clear Creek Canyon and the Sacramento Valley await anyone who takes this beautiful loop trail at any time of the year. Much of the trail is within open grasslands and oak woodlands which enhances vista opportunities. More Information
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Redding, CA
Ridge Lakes
This steep climb up a forested ridge rewards hikers with two small alpine lakes cradled in a basin between Brokeoff Mountain and Mount Diller. The beginning of the trail winds through ferns, grasses and wildflowers including Mules Ear, Indian Paintbrush and Lupine. Stops along the way provide glimpses of the… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Sacramento River National Recreation Trail
The Sacramento River Trail, which crosses the world famous Sundial Bridge in the heart of Redding, and the Sacramento River Rail Trail, which extends north all the way to Shasta Dam and sits alongside an historic abandoned railway, have both been designated as National Recreation Trails in the National Trail… More Information
777 Auditorium Drive,
Redding, CA
Salt Creek Trail
This trail connects the Westside Trail system to the Middle Creek Trail. You must hike/bike up Valpariso Street to the Westside Trail within the subdivision. From there you can access the Mary lake trailhead. Old mining features are found along the trail. See steel and rainbow trout when the creeks… More Information
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Redding, CA
Terminal Geyser
Continues from Boiling Springs then follows the Pacific Crest Trail. Drops steeply to a clearing where steam runs over a steam vent. (Not a true geyser.) More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes
These three jewels lie in cirques under the north base of Reading Peak, and are not difficult to reach. For the photographer they present plenty of contrasting colors, for the naturalist a variety of trees, flowers, birds, and animal life. From the sign at the highway the trail descends rapidly. The… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Three Sisters Trail
This trail follows a series of collapsed lava tube trenches as it meanders through a juniper and sagebrush wilderness area. You can easily turn this trail into a 10 mi (16 km) loop by connecting to the Missing Link and Bunchgrass trails. Trailhead can be accessed from the A-loop of… More Information
1 Indian Well HQ,
Tulelake, CA
Turtle Bay East Trail
Accesible via a concrete section west of the Sacramento River Trail. Also accessible form the north end of Bechelli. This 80 acre open space has one mile of Sacramento River frontage. More Information
844 Sundial Bridge Drive,
Redding, CA
Upper Sacramento Ditch Trail
Follow the course of a regionally important ditch that once brought water to the early gold miners of the north Redding and Shasta Lake Cithy areas. Starting near the Shasta Dam visitor parking lot, this trail stretches to the trilhead at the end of Walke Mine Road. Stop on any… More Information
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Redding, CA

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