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Best trails in Sacramento River Bend Recreation Area

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Explore the most popular trails in Sacramento River Bend Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Iron Canyon Trail
Sacramento River Bend Recreation Area
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
Iron Canyon Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Red Bluff, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#2 - Paynes Creek Crossing
Sacramento River Bend Recreation Area
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
This hike fords Paynes Creek which can be difficult if the water levels are too high. The trail goes along the creek and tours Iron Canyon, then has views of the Sacramento River, and a campsite nearShow more
#3 - Paynes Creek Point
Sacramento River Bend Recreation Area
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
This hike meanders along a bluff overlooking the Sacramento River, with excellent views of Lassen Peak. You then do a mild climb up to Paynes Creek Point with even more wide-ranging views, including Show more