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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
6 days 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.

8 days ago

definitely a beautiful trail. went to the left and came down the mountain bike trail. lots and lots of uphill. nothing overly steep like whiskeytown but not necessarily a "easy peasy" trail. but easy for uphill training.

Such a beautiful place! The trails were smooth, scenery was incredible, our kids had a great time climbing on the rocks watching the birds in the ponds, and all the other wildlife.
Although the paths were paved and easily accessible for wheels and walking, there were hills, which could make it difficult for someone who has trouble walking.
We were very confused on where the trails led and which direction we were allowed to go though. We saw this beautiful tree-lined path, but I guess that is private property... I wish maybe there had been more signs? But overall a neat place!

We took a family trip here today. It’s a little crowded at the sundial bridge but the walking paths were very secluded and we were passed by bikers many times. There are bathrooms and resting areas. Great to pack a lunch for. There was a fish viewing station where you walk down and can watch through windows as the water passes. We saw lots of wildlife including snakes, turtles, and deer! The deer were less than 10 ft from us and my kids loved it.

1 month ago

Very beautiful, peaceful hike. I wasn't prepared for the 4.5 mile trek up the side of a mountain, my mistake, so I was quite sore afterwards, and knee bothering me quite a bit on the way down the same 4.5 miles. The view at the top was amazing! Natural beauty all around. I'd do it again!

1 month ago

I hiked beginning of May. Spectacular view at the top and pretty falls along the way! Other highlights include being surrounded by butterflies and wildflowers at multiple points. I encountered a bear over halfway up- a young adult. The bear startled at my presence and crashed through the brush about 4 yards from me before turning and loping off.

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.

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

A nice trail, peaceful hike, lots of mosquitoes, good weather, went down to the water (lots of spiders going down) let my dog off the leash, came back home feeling tired but refreshed

We just got to experience this beautiful trail!!! Great trail!!!

1 month ago

Awesome trail—pretty well maintained, and we had the whole thing practically to ourselves! Took us about 3-3.5 hrs plus stop time at the top. You get glimpses of the lake on the way, and there’s a great view at the top, so go on a clear day to see Lassen and Shasta looking pristine. In drier weather, it’s ok to drive to the trailhead with the proper car, but we decided to start at the campground and get our miles in. (I think the gate was only open this weekend for a bike race anyway.)

The only con was the abundance of poison oak, but it doesn’t usually intrude on the trail. You just have to be attentive, especially in the spring when it blends in with the rest of the greenery. Also, the only other hiker we saw warned us she’d seen a bear on her way up, so as always just keep your eyes peeled!

I live in an adjacent neighborhood and we do this loop almost daily. It’s flat and paved with the option to walk nice dirt trails that run along the inside of the paved loop. Great for dog walking. Although summer gets very hot as there are no trees so you have to plan early or late walks.

We bike this all the time. Easy, but with pretty views of the river. This is our “go to” trail when we want to go for a decent ride without hitting the dirt.

Great place to see birds! Clean, well maintained, safe trail for Kids.

1 month ago

Nice trail. Lots of wild flowers today-April 24th.

Very beautiful trail, loads of different paths you can take, but marked well.

love this good place for my dog and me

2 months ago

Loved it! Some nice uphill sections give you a good workout, and the picnic area at the peak is very cool. Lots of flowers and butterflies this time of year (late March), and a little running creek. But we ending up on Meiner loop somehow and had to hike a little ways up Delano road back to the parking lot

Great trail for jogging, we’ve also biked and roller bladed here!

3 months ago

Great trail! Went in mid-March and endured some rain and beautiful snowfall! This time of year there are a few creeks to cross carefully and a beautiful waterfall. The hike up can be a little grueling but you can do it! There is a big clearing at the peak, and even a nice bench under a tree. The hike down is fast and easy. The whole thing took us about 3 hours.

Love all the trails at lema ranch!

trail running
3 months ago

#tenlegstosunset Tried out a new trail, which turns out to be a series of bike trails. The saved course on All Trails didn’t do much good at first since there are a variety of trails and all off shoots seemed well groomed enough. GPS and map worked well since it’s pretty close to neighborhoods and the city. It was a nice workout regardless and once I got a handle I realized it’s a good option close to home. Went late in the day, so we ran into nobody else. My concern was where I parked, not sure if it was someone’s property or an easeway.

A scenic moderately difficult trail. It’s definitely more single than double track if plan on going with friends. Not really kid friendly.

3 months ago

Hiked from Peltier Campground up the 4x4 road (since the gate is closed in the winter) to the Kanaka Peak Trail. Enjoyed sweeping views, a seasonal waterfall and a 360• view at the top! It was a beautiful, clear Sunday morning and I could see the Trinity Alps to the west, Lassen to the East and other mountains to the north and south with rolling hills! The shaded bench will be great in the summer seeing as the top is otherwise totally exposed. I took the Kanaka Cutoff Trail back down to Logging Camp and then back to the campground. Got a little turned around, but really enjoyed my hike! The creek crossings, top views and flora and fauna are so rich! Worth the effort and will do it again!

perfect for a brisk walk in fall and spring seasons. good for strollers and children of all ages. I just wouldn't recommend this Trail during the summer time when the sun is overhead there is not too much shade or any real good places to cool down.

4 months ago

this is a very small Loop you could shout to people on it directly on the other side of the pond and they would hear you with ease. but I appreciate that it's there I saw some fishing and of course it is an excellent place to see certain species of waterfowl a couple years ago I saw a couple of Cormorants and white egrets, usually there is a local pair of ducks that stay year-round.

extremely easy walk paved the entire way. this is my regular area as I live very close and take my children for stroller rides and rollerblading quite often.

I appreciate any Trail for what it is and what it provides for the community and tourists alike. I took this Trail and Mountain biked the whole thing I love the many changes in grade; and the many different scenerys it has lots of different pockets of little areas some nice and full of shade and others with a beautiful view and full sun.

We come here at least a few times a week— easy access, clean bathrooms and paved which makes it nice for our stroller. I feel safe coming here by myself because it is populated and the trails are open. There are gravel trails in the back that are connected and in the spring they have beautiful creeks flowing through. The gravel area allows dogs and bikes

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