Explore the most popular birding trails near Redding with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Went with wife and college daughter! Lovely loop, great views and level asphalt. Highly recommend!

trail running
11 days ago

#tenlegstosunset We are still getting used to the time change and short days and the sun set on us early in this one. Western skies were clear, and once the stars came up, it was gorgeous.
The dogs, particularly Murphy in the lead, are showing more and more comfort with the darkness and our lights.
Just have to be calm and confident.
This trail is in EXCELLENT shape. Thank you to the trail folks for keeping it so incredible. I know it’s popular with the mountain bikes, but I’ll tell you the trails are plenty wide for hiking and the rocky portions have been worked to where it is very comfortable, except the last couple loops up top, which is expected.

Great view of the 3 Shastas.

mountain biking
21 days ago

Lovely day. Couldn't see Mt Shasta today but beautiful views and either I'm getting used to the burn effects or they are starting to fade.

Easy walk... did it with family (3 kids aged 8, 11 and 12). Amazing views at many spots, but primarily once close to the top! Takes an hour up and an hour down approximately by foot.

nice long walk, very dog friendly.

hiking
24 days ago

great during spring or fall, not a summer hike.

hiking
30 days ago

The Carr Fire burned the area pretty badly but the trails are still usable. some of the trail markers were destroyed so I recommend taking a map along if you are not familiar with the trail systems there. Still a great hike though!

This is a nice trail for trail running, hiking, mountain biking, or walking.
Close to Redding area and provides a good workout with a decent elevation climb. Good well marked trails, just be aware you are sharing with other outdoor enthusiasts so keep your eyes open for trail runners and mountain bikers.
This trail head offers the option of tying into the Sacramento River trail system as well as just staying on the Flannigan or Chamise trails.
Beautiful views, from the top of Chamise trail, of Shasta Dam & surrounding areas.

Very nice, easy trail. we would probably go on bikes next time. Had the dogs there and they loved it

I've done this hike twice with my young kids- ages 2 & 4. They did very well! I did carry my two year old because she needed and break. On other parts of the trail it is a bit narrow and close to a steep drop. But overall, it's a great way to spend an afternoon! And that view once you make it to the top... awesome!

Kanaka Trail closed today Sept 2, 2018 as well as Clear Creek Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Trail through ashes and parts that weren’t touched by the Carr fire. Impressive and heart touching.
Many side trails available, strongly recommend to keep GPS with you all the time to know where to go.

This is an easy trail and one I enjoy. Especially when starting from the hilltop trailhead. It adds incline.

3 months ago

Enjoyed the trail would recommend it to other off road enthusiasts.

off road driving
3 months ago

We started our off roading adventures with this trail. At the beginning we found it quite exciting and adventurous, slow going for our first adventure. The trail calmed down but still had some challenges the further we went. At about the 17 mile mark we were stopped by a gate and had to take the McCandless Gulch Road back to Hwy 299. We really had a blast as now we have added off road driving to our biking and hiking.

horseback riding
3 months ago

Great trail. 10.1 mi. round trip from Shasta Mine parking (large horse trailer). About 8 from Peltier Campground (you can drive to) for regular hikers. 2066ft climb, not steep but good incline first couple miles from Peltier, then you really don't notice the incline from there. Great views. Done it many times.

camping
3 months ago

A little confusing at the start but once you cross the bridge and go through the campsite, you'll find the gated road that runs beside the bathrooms. That is the starting point. Hiked this trail at the end of May, still lots of wildflowers and runoff. The pools were a welcomed stop to take a break and cool off. The hike was partly shaded but if it gets too hot, as Redding does, a hat and sunscreen is a must. We forgot bug spray :/, won't forget next time ticks and mosquitos abound.
A nice shaded bench awaits atop Kanaka and I was worth the hike. The views both day and night were beautiful. A beautiful place to spend the night.

this Trail is awesome to do

Well maintained and clearly marked trail. Great views!

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.

We did this hike on 4th of July morning. Was a nice hike and only took us a couple of hours. There’s a picnic bench at the peak to eat and enjoy the views.

Very beautiful.♥️

Me and my girls did this trail a couple weeks ago, it was nice the whole way up but once you get to the top it's amazing.

Walking into this beautiful scenic trail my friend and I were greeted by a dog poop bag hanging from a tree. This was about 20 steps away from the entrance, which has a trash can. The hike up to the peak is more of a moderate difficulty for two chubby women. The view at the peak is worth the chaffing thighs and sweat. Be sure to bring water!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail but the app directions were hard to follow as there are many offshoot trails. If you get off the trail onto some of the offshoot trails it can go from easy to hard pretty quickly. I went down a hill and ended up sliding about 10’ down the hill on my rear. I did comes home with something to talk about.

I really enjoyed this hike! The road was closed (and I definitely don’t think I would’ve been able to drive up it without AWD) so it added and extra 2 miles to the hike (total). The first 2ish miles are fairly steep. Doable, but steep. The middle of the hike doesn’t have much incline and is a nice break from the first portion. It inclined for the last two miles but is mostly covered and has some great views of Whiskeytown Lake! The top was great-a major view of the lake and Mt. Shasta! There’s also a nice bench at the top. There’s a great little creek near the trailhead-fun to cool off in the beginning and end! Also-there are bathrooms at the campground which is a bonus. I loved the hike and the variety of some switchbacks and some potions just through trees! Took us between 3-3 1/2 hours not including our break at the top for lunch.

road biking
4 months ago

Absolutely love the views, and it is the perfect balance of challenging and doable to make the ride a very worthwhile experience.

road biking
5 months 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.

road biking
5 months ago

We have done this easy loop a few times and have added a few extra loops around the area as the weather was just too beautiful to stop.

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