Redding, Trail Capital of California

By: DogTrekker Staff

Redding calls itself the Trail Capital of California for good reason: more than 200 miles of paved and natural surface trails have been developed in and around the city through private and public partnerships.

Fall is an exceptional time to enjoy the views from the Upper Sacramento Ditch Trail, which traces the route of historic waterworks that once supplied miners’ sluice boxes. Three bridges along the northern section of the path span gorges that gush with waterfalls in springtime and offer arresting views of Shasta Lake and Keswick Reservoir at any time of year.

The Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau has a list of dog-friendly Redding area trails with informative descriptions, difficulty ratings, distances, and recommendations of what to bring along on your trek. These trails of varying degrees of difficulty, from easy rolling hills to moderate climbs, have one thing in common – your pups are welcome!

As you walk along, you’ll see wildlife, wildflowers, and spectacular scenery, including Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, and other peaks of the Shasta Cascade.

Also, check out Kayla’s review of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Sacramento River National Recreation Trail in Kayla’s Korner. Redding:’s Paw-tested Trail Capital of California!



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