Redding

Redding


Redding, the jumping off point to the Shasta/Cascade region, is a DogTrekker paradise. It’s home to Shasta Cascade’s most impressive manmade landmark, the Sundial Bridge that spans the Sacramento River and part of a 16-mile, dog-friendly paved trail that runs along the river from Redding to Shasta Dam.

If you want the best in dog-friendly travel, Redding/Shasta Cascade is your destination. Visit here to explore the rest of the Shasta Cascade.
Showing 1 to 5 of 38 Page 1 of 8
  next >  last >>

Whiskeytown Calls

Whiskeytown Falls (Click For Video)
Whiskeytown Falls (Click For Video)

Haven’t figured out how to use those unused vacation days? We have just the perfect destination. Redding, the last major city on Interstate 5 as you near Mt. Shasta, is the undisputed Trail Capital of California with over 225 miles of trails within 15 miles of its city center.

Redding is also the gateway to the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Few areas managed by the National Park Service allow dogs out of campgrounds or off of paved roads, but this one is a welcome exception. Yes, you do have to leash-up on the 70 miles of trails, but it is worth it as dogs and humans can cool off paws and heels at any of the four waterfalls and go off-leash where the trails meet the lake as long as they respond well to voice commands. more »

Begin Your Shasta Cascade Adventure in Redding

With mountains all around, miles of dog-friendly hiking and biking trails and the Sacramento River nearby, Redding is an outdoor paradise for young and old. Cradled by Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen, and blessed by sunshine much of the year, it’s a great place to base camp for year-round recreation. more »

Paws to the Redding Paths

Flanagan Trail. Photo Credit: @leitzk
Flanagan Trail. Photo Credit: @leitzk

Whether you go all out for a strenuous hike or prefer a walk on the mild side, there’s no shortage of DogTrekking options in a region blanketed by national forests and other public lands. For an overview of all things Shasta, from lake to mountain to dam, tackle the Chamise Peak Trail just outside Redding. It climbs from the Flanagan Trail to the top of the highest spine in the region, offering 360-degree views at the apex of a 5-mile, out-and-back route. more »

Three Must-See’s For You And Your Dog

Fetch at the Sundial Bridge. Photo Credit: Laurinda Willard
Fetch at the Sundial Bridge. Photo Credit: Laurinda Willard

Shasta Dam, the second-largest concrete dam in the United States (after Grand Coulee in Washington) is a wonder to behold, as is Shasta Lake, the largest reservoir in California. If it’s your first trip to Redding, put the pair of them high on your “must-see-and-do” list. The 602-foot-tall dam, begun during the Great Depression and completed during World War II, can be viewed from a vista point on Highway 151, the scenic road leading to the dam from Interstate 5 (exit No. 685). more »

Where to Float Away

Floating away. Photo Credit: Björn Söderqvist (CC)
Floating away. Photo Credit: Björn Söderqvist (CC)

Northern California has more houseboating opportunities than any other state in the Union, but a little homework is always in order. For comprehensive information and comparisons, check in with Forever Resorts, biggest player in the state, and with web-based booking agencies houseboating.org and houseboats.com, each of which represents multiple operators. Meanwhile, from north to south, here are some premier places to float your boat. more »

Showing 1 to 5 of 38 Page 1 of 8
  next >  last >>


Dog Tails From Our Readers >>
Find Us On Facebook

Please support our sponsors

Dog Travel Events

Anderson

Anderson Farmer's Market
January 19, 2017 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1699 Hwy 273, Anderson, California 96007
Map & directions

Anderson

Anderson Farmer's Market
January 26, 2017 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1699 Hwy 273, Anderson, California 96007
Map & directions

Anderson

Anderson Farmer's Market
February 2, 2017 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1699 Hwy 273, Anderson, California 96007
Map & directions

Anderson

Anderson Farmer's Market
February 9, 2017 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1699 Hwy 273, Anderson, California 96007
Map & directions

Emergency Services

VCA Asher Animal Hospital
2505 Hilltop Dr.
Redding, California 96002
Phone: (530) 224-2200

Haven Humane Society - Lost Dogs
7449 Eastside Rd
Anderson, California 96007
Phone: (530) 241-2550

Siskiyou Humane Society - Lost Dogs
1208 N Mount Shasta Blvd.
Mount Shasta, California 96067
Phone: (530) 926-4052

Humane Societies/Shelters

Haven Humane Society
7449 Eastside Rd.
Anderson, California 96007
Phone: (530) 241-1653

Trinity Animal Shelter
563 Mountain ViewPO Box 1228
Weaverville, California 96093
Phone: (530) 623-1370


© 2017 DogTrekker.com