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Swasey Recreation Area

Address: Swasey Drive, Redding, CA
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Ranked #12 of 36 things to do in Redding
Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities

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Redding, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

loved the trails, but lots of bikes riding fast down the trails. You can walk forever out there. Wonderful place to just get away from the city. I felt safe with my friends there.

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Redding, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This trail is located almost directly across the street from an Archery club (a beautiful piece of land itself!). A bathroom and drinking fountain in the parking lot. Several dirt trails to choose from and there is a large sign in the lot that is color-coded to mark each of the trails and their difficulty. Always prepare to be out... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Had an awesome bike ride here along some of the popular trails! Would recommend this park to anyone looking for a great mtb ride in the sun

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Oak Run
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My hiking group has a new favorite in Redding. The Princess Ditch Trail is close to town but has great views, easy walking and a little variety of up and down. We have done from trailhead to trailhead (about 5.5 miles) and also up and back hikes. Great spot for horses too. Good parking and facilities.

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Redding, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

What a great place to ride if you are an intermediate to advanced mountain biker! Lot's of trails.... The bureau of land management should be commended for providing such a Great place to bike ride in the Redding area!

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

There are so many trials to ride at this park. Coming from Phx it was a treat being able to ride in trees from sun up to sun down. With 40+ mile in the area alone I was able to ride all day and hit 7 different trails. The trail ranged from easy to hard depending on your skill level.... More 

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Redding, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Some very tough rides, but a great choice for all levels and very well mantained

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Lakehead, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

I didnt know if it would be to busy becuase there were a few horse trailers and cars in the parking lot but after a mile of running everyone was quite respectful and had no problems with the people ridding horses, bikes or runners! Would recommend for a nice family outing or just a relaxing run. I went the next... More 

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Redding, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

This is a perfect area for horseback riding, biking, hiking and much more! My husband and I took our horses out for a ride on this trail and have to admit I was not disappointed. There are quite a few trails I this area for any activity and there is also quite a bit of history! Our next trip will... More 

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