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Sacramento Rail Trail

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Address: Shasta Dam Blvd, Redding, CA
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The Gem of Redding

We love biking this trail. It goes for about 16-17 miles from Turtle Bay, ending up atop Shasta Dam if you're up for the climb. The first stretch of the trail is easy and shady... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Chico, CA
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Chico, CA
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We love biking this trail. It goes for about 16-17 miles from Turtle Bay, ending up atop Shasta Dam if you're up for the climb. The first stretch of the trail is easy and shady, paved and gently rolling. I've taken my mom on a bike ride here (she's in her late 60's and not much of a bike rider)... More 

Thank angm11
Redding, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great trail but again the homeless love to camp out there. Just be careful when visiting. Lock up car, and don't leave anything in plain view in your car when visiting.

1 Thank Nancy K
Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

we ride from the Sundial Bridge to Shasta Dam campground. no cars, no automobile noises, just beautiful scenery and a bit challenging ride. there is one segment with several fairly steep hills (including heart rate hill !!). all worth it. pack a lunch and enjoy the day - 16 miles one way or ride from either end for the desired... More 

Thank Suz1884
maysville ky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This trail starts in a park,goes past a subdivision and then into the wilds. It works it's way up river, then down river and finally back to the park, you can walk as far as you want from a few feet to several miles. Always something of interest to see at every turn.

Thank glenn9
Redding, California, United States
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My family and I use the River Trail weekly. My daughter and I like to run it on the weekends. It has a very beautiful 5.5 mile loop that we run but you can pick whatever distance you want. It runs into the Rail Trail that is a really beautiful paved trail that runs all the way up to Shasta... More 

2 Thank Brian M
Northern California
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The rail trail is a nice level trail along the Sacramento River between Keswick Lake and Shasta Dam. Following an old rail bed, the trail offers the added bonus of passage through an old rail tunnel. The trail can be reached by car at the Keswick boat launch or as part of a longer ride beginning with the Sacramento River... More 

1 Thank lumbergh21
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We just returned from a nice walk with our dog Gracie. We usually enter via the Sundial Bridge, which we did again today. An alternative for us is to park in the Elks Lodge parking lot, which has more hill-like grades. In either case it is always a beautify ride or walk. The river view and greenery are always a... More 

Thank gandresen
Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The river trails system goes for miles and miles around the Sacramento river, all the way to the dams. Thats a fair hike or ride on a bike. The best part is it can be done in chunks, with loops trails and such to get in a hike in Nature and spend however much time you have available. Cool in... More 

Thank dans58
Portland, Oregon
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137 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The Sacramento Rail Trail is peaceful and relaxing, whether you walk or ride it. And it is easy for kids and adults alike.

Thank Tom25
Victoria, Canada
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109 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We got the map of bike trails for Redding ... let me say that they have a LOT of bike trails ... Kudos to you Redding! However ... you might want to re-think the 'easy' designation of this trail. Easy can be a subjective term. My husband is a fairly active 55 year old dirt bike rider and did find... More 

1 Thank Linda H

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