Explore the most popular dog friendly 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.

2 days ago

easy walk with beautiful views.

trail running
12 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
22 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.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

I originally found out about this trail through this site, AllTrails a few years ago and hiked the trail. I just hiked it again today. It's a fairly easy hike, even paired with the fact that I'm at my worse physical shape. I still managed to hike it in an hour. There's a little bit of uphill. I took the path to the right at the beginning of the loop. The beginning of the loop isn't too far off the road.

The recent fires give it an ominous vibe and appearance. Which is bad if you're not into darker colors, but being able to see more since so much is burned, is pretty enjoyable. I'd recommend this trail for anyone looking to be in solitude in nature, as I didn't see a single other soul hiking or biking or on the trail in general, at all. There's some great vista points: views of the canyon and the creek that lies therein.

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.

2 months ago

Takes you high above the westside ridges of Redding. Great views and an abundance of wildlife.

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

trail running
4 months ago

Great running trail although I used part of it, coming from Whiskeytown I started at the Mine loop, to canal loop, to Mule mountain pass, then mule loop to black bear pass then Mule Mountain summit and back. We are lucky to live were we do. It was a crazy busy day to say the least

trail running
4 months ago

Great running trail although I used part of it. I started at the Mine loop, to canal loop, to Mule mountain pass, then mule loop to the summit and back. We are lucky to live were we do.

Well maintained and clearly marked trail. Great views!

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.

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!

walking
4 months ago

A couple notes, if you have to park behind the gate because it’s locked, the trail is not to your right. That is a mountain bike trail. Walk forward about 200 yards and you will find a sign and a paved trail the entire way. It’s super easy but not much to see. For taking kids, (bikes, strollers) it’s great.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is on the edge of Redding California and is an all asphalt trail. I enjoyed the trail even though I didn’t get away from the city and the traffic. I’m glad I walked this trail and for anyone that likes a new trail each time out take the time to include this trail as one you have walked.

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.

We enjoyed our very first hike. This was an easy hike and we ended up going 5.75 miles total. The view of ALL THINGS SHASTA at the top is amazing!

The map directions via Apple map had us starting at Wintu trail. From there we hiked to Meiners Loop then went on the Escalator trail and ended up where you could choose to continue to Whiskytown, head up to the summit, take the Terminator trail, Mt Mule trail, or return via Escalator trail. This was our 2nd hike ever and were glad we challenged ourselves. We ended up going 10.08 miles round trip today. We didn’t get in any hurry and met a few other hikers and some on mountain bikes.

as someone that is in decent but not great shape I found this hike to the top of the peak a little challenging. so I'd rate it more moderate for those in similar shape. definitely not all "gradual" incline. some areas have some steepness to them. the view at the top makes the hike up worth it for sure. the 4y/o 14y/o and border collie had no issues and we managed to get in and out around 2 hours. total trip was closer to 5 miles up and back

Non-strenuous hike to a peak with awesome views. Picnic table at the top if you want to hang out and enjoy the view. We hiked on an overcast day so it was nice all the way up. I could imagine the east facing switchbacks near the top might get a bit toasty on a clear sunny day.

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