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Sacramento Rail Trail

Shasta Dam Blvd, Redding, CA
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Redding
Type: Trails
Traveler Description: National Recreation Trail   The Rail Trail is also known as the “Road of a thousand Wonders. Is a historic trail dating back to 1872. Today it has... more »
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Northern California
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

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

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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

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Redding, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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

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Portland, Oregon
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129 reviews 129 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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.

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Victoria, Canada
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203 reviews 203 reviews
83 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
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

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Obrien, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Sacramento River Trails is one of the true highlights of Redding. The trail is immaculately maintained and runs along the Sacramento River for several miles. Great place to walk, run or bike and enjoy the fabulous scenery. We love riding our bikes over the Sundial Bridges and all along this great trail

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Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
50 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a wonderful trail for biking. Redding is to be complemented for the great hiking and biking trails in the city. We returned to the city and spent several days visiting just to visit the great biking trails. We will return because of these trails. Some are easy, some are hard, but all are great. They are also good... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Trail comes from keswick to Redding with lots of wildlife along the river trail. Dont forget the parks and the attrations there, along with Turtle Bay. Attrations in this area compliment each other

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Redding, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Nice place to take my dog and have a good work out. I enjoy the scenery the trail was well maintained and easy skill level so the whole family can come and enjoy

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Redding, California, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Sac River trail is in the heart of Redding. It is the life of outdoor goodness! We love to walk and ride the trail and watch the salmon at the fish viewing window when the are spawning. The city keeps the trail well maintained and beautiful year round.

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