Arboretum Perimeter Trail is a 1.6 mile loop trail located near Redding, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The paved perimeter trail circles The McConnell Arboretum's 200 acres of oak savanna, riparian forest, and wetlands with birds, turtles, and other wildlife. Restrooms, drinking fountains, cafe, picinic tables and benches available. Dogs must be on leash.
Such a nice walk!
A excellent feature for any city. I take the family and dog on walks here often. There are so many things for the kids to stop and observe and learn about. It is well-maintained and interesting to say the least.
The scenery is plentiful for picture taking. Turtle Bay offers some awesome sculptures and a vast array of gardens to walk thru and explore. My friend and I have walked here many times and will continue to do so.
I usually cycle this paved trail and include it in the ride on the Sacramento River Trail. This gives me about 10-11 miles total ride. Views of surrounding mountains. And you are right in the middle of Redding. Depending on day of week and time of day this trail can be all yours. More folks get our on sunny, warm days and weekends.