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Best trails in Redding

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Looking for a great trail near Redding, California? AllTrails has 35 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Caldwell Park or Turtle Bay Exploration Park North. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 21 easy trails in Redding ranging from 0.8 to 10.8 miles and from 446 to 1,614 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Redding
Top trails (35)
#1 - Flanagan and Chamise Peak Trail
Redding, California
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
If you want a 360 degree view of all things Shasta (Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, Mount Shasta and City of Shasta Lake), look no further. This highest spot atop the mountainous spine separating Keswick Reservoir from the City of Shasta Lake affords expansive views of the upper Sacramento Valley, the Sacramento River canyon below Shasta Dam and the western mountains. Flanagan Trail starts at the Flanagan Road parking lot and climbs up and over the ridge to the Upper Sacramento Ditch Trail. Chamise Peak Trail starts up the Flanagan Trail before turning right at the pass and continuing up to the top of the peak (1628). Great views from the top. Show more
#2 - Sacramento River Trail
Caldwell Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
#3 - Hornbeck Trail and Lower Sacramento Ditch Trail
Redding, California
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
Follow part of the path of the "Old Diggings" or Quartz Hill Railroad. The long abandoned narrow gauge railroad was a critical feature that once supplied quartz to area copper smelters. Traverse the many cuts through bedrock where a steam engine once ran. Look for signs of historic residences that housed local workers employed in mining. Don't let your explorations limit your enjoyment of the many vistas of Keswick Reservoir and seasonal wildflower displays. Show more
#4 - Arboretum Loop Trail
Turtle Bay Exploration Park North
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 37 m
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.Show more
#5 - Hilltop Trail Head to Sundial Bridge
Redding, California
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 59 m
#6 - Salt Creek Trail
Redding, California
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Narrow path paralleling the creek for most of the hike. There are three footbridges and the water is easily accessible if you're hiking in the hot summer.Show more
#7 - Churn Creek Trails
Redding, California
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Quiet, serene paths among beautiful oak trees. Trails are mostly shaded. Trails link to Lema Ranch trials, however, dogs and bicycles are only allowed on the gravel Churn Creek Trails. Some of the trails are paved or packed and may be appropriate for wheelchairs and strollers.Show more
#8 - Sundial Bridge to Shasta Dam
Redding, California
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Length: 38.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
The trail starts at the Sundial Bridge, and makes it way through central Redding, and finally to the top of Shasta Dam. The majority of the trail follows the historic railroad bed that once connected Oakland, CA to Portland, OR (1885-1942). Chinese workers (primarily) used hand picks and shovels to create the railroad bed in the 1880s. This part of the railroad was abandoned as the primary railroad line to Oregon when Shasta Dam was completed, but it continued to be a branch line until 1980. The views and scenery are incredible along the entire trail. The paved trail system is navigable by any bicycle, but to ride the entire trail you would do best with a mountain bike, or better yet, a road bike with multiple gears. Some sections are steep and require low gears, and excellent brakes. Be sure to take water and food if you plan on heading to Shasta Dam. The last available water until you reach Shasta Dam is a mile past the ribbon foot bridge, so be sure to fill up your water bottles. There is a water fountain near the visitor's center on the top of Shasta Dam. There is also fairly well hidden water source just below the Dam at the OHV area in the parking area east of the trail. It is hard to find. Please ride slowly when you are in the city limits of Redding. There are many children on bikes, tourists taking pictures, and people generally enjoying all the natural beauty on the trail system. These people are completely unaware that cyclists are coming their way, so it is up to you to keep everyone safe. Be sure to announce your presence when overtaking joggers, walkers, and other cyclists by calling, "On your left," as you pass. Once you pass the ribbon foot bridge, it is safe to increase speed. Weather in the winter can be very cold, and it can snow, although this is rare. It rains heavily all winter, so be prepared. Fall and spring can vary in temperature from the 70's to the low 90's, and it is the preferred time to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. In the summer expect it to be over 100 degrees by 12:00 noon. It is highly recommended to take this trail in the early morning during the summer season, and early fall.Show more
#9 - Leah's Loop and Secluded Loop
Lema Ranch
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 50 m
Quiet, serene paths among ponds, birds and water fowl, a persimmon orchard, and views of mountain ranges. Perfect for walkers and runners but no pets, bicycles, or skateboards allowed. Picnic tables and toilet at parking lot. Benches can be found along the trail. Show more
#10 - Wintu Loop
Redding, California
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
A nice loop trail in a Swasey area. From the picnic area high on the ridge you have great views of Lassen Peak and Mount Shasta. On a clear day you might see Sutter Buttes.Show more
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