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Sacramento River Trail

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Address: Hilltop Drive and River Bend Road, Redding, CA
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Designated as a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. National Park...

Designated as a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. National Park Service, this scenic trail offers hiking, biking and horseback riding within the boundaries of a lively city.

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Good place to exercise

And it seems everyone has the same idea! This place is always busy, bikers and skaters, dog walkers and families with kids - this trail sees them all. Even on the hottest days... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
Kimberly M
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Redding, California, United States

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Redding, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

And it seems everyone has the same idea! This place is always busy, bikers and skaters, dog walkers and families with kids - this trail sees them all. Even on the hottest days, it's still a lovely stroll.

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Found this trail by accident. We were at the Sundial bridge then the arboretum. This trail was mentioned on the map. It took a few minutes to find the trail but once we found it it was beautiful even on a cloudy day. Lots of places to stop for a picnic. Fun watching the fishermen in the water and in... More 

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

With fine weather, cycling this path to the north beyond the crowds, is amazing....you are transported to incredible landscapes along the Sacramento River and its reservoirs with rolling hills, wildlife and smooth paths maintained by BLM.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I visited this on Redding trip with 3 small kids and 2 total families last week. We took a walk on this trail for an hour on a day when it was cloudy and drizzling. Kids loved it, as they saw birds and ducks in river and lots of place to run around. Some decent spots for pics. I planned... More 

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Thank M S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The trails on both sides of the river are great for walking or bike riding. The left side heading north is flatter after you get to the first bridge north of the Sundial Bridge. You can ride a paved bike path for 13-16 miles all the way to the Shasta Lake Dam if you are in shape. Right north of... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The River Trail is exceptional with a perfect combination of natural beauty, wildlife, seasonal flowers, berries, grapes, wild plum, and cool river temperatures to beat the Redding heat. From Turtle Bay Expolration Park to Shasta Dam and back is a challenging 35 mile fitness ride that is simply spectacular. Do not miss the Sacramento River Trail!

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Oshtemo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We decided we needed a little exercise and walked this trail for a bit and found a hand generated box with the local Indian language and a sundial and other informative plaques. Very nice and relaxing.

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Redding, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

If I ever aspire to be a crime statistic, or want to count police cars and law enforcement helicopters, this would be a great place. Even if you leave without becoming a victim, it's hard to shake off the dirty feeling you came dangerously close to the gritty population that have done bad things to good people. Redding in general... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Several starting points to choose from. Best not to go alone as you will find all sorts of wildlife. You will find people walking, jogging, skating and riding bikes along the trails. So nice to see people getting out to enjoy the fresh air.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The trail head overlooks the Turtle Bay Area of the Sacramento River. While the trail is steep it's a lovely walk down to the river. It connects with the Sundial bridge and Turtle Bay exploration park. A great place to visit.

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