Arboretum Perimeter Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Arboretum Perimeter Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked 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.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
45 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

walking
13 days ago

Pretty area to walk with lots of different plants and flowers to see. If you go all the way to the back there’s a nice park area and also a kids area and picnic benches.

road biking
1 month ago

This is a nice trail to enjoy with the family. We always add this loop to our ride when we ride the Sacramento River Loop. Very easy with a slight grade and is wide and paved. Always quiet on this loop.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice flat stroll adjacent to the river, the Sundial Bridge Arboretum offers some sweet architecture, and is a nice place to relax and walk off a good meal in Redding. We got there on a late summer afternoon and the bright white inclined pylon really stood out against the deep blue sky. The bridge sign was very interesting, like the fact there are 2,245 glass panels in the deck of the bridge, each covering 10 square feet and can reach 150 degrees in the summer. It was an especially hot summer and my melting tennis shoes started to stick to the deck. The trail offered some welcome shade and a chance to cool off my shoes. Definitely worth a stop even if you just walk over the bridge and back.

2 months ago

Fun little loop. Less people than the river trail. A little more of a peaceful feel as well.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice little paved walk.

8 months ago

nice walk, completely paved, slight incline, great views of sacramento river and oaks

11 months ago

Great for walking!

Monday, May 01, 2017

Great for a morning walk or a safe place to jog. Easy to find with relatively no elevation, good for all ages and dogs are welcome.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

The walk was nice. Paved road. The river definitely best part of the walk. Down side....lots of homeless in park. Best part was the Turtle Bay Museum was right there! It was well worth it. Much more than I expected.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Great walk

walking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Such a nice walk!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

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.

walking
Friday, June 03, 2016

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.

road biking
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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.

3 months ago

Saturday, July 01, 2017