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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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Cycling paradise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Beautiful walk by the river but it is very sunny so take a hat or parasol! You can start near the Sundial bridge, cross over a bridge and loop back to Sundial. Or keep going and you come to a small dam. There's a great place for coffee, tea, cold drinks etc at the Sundial bridge. Be sure to get... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We like the walk along the Sacramento River. Its scenic. We park at the free parking lot and then walk across Sundial Bridge to see the botanical gardens. Then we continue our walk along the Sacramento River. There are bike riders in this area as well. Temperatures will vary if its peak heat in the summer or cooler weather in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

This trail goes for a long way in several directions. It's easy walking. You can see botanical gardens, a turtle pond, the park, and lots of other sites along the trails.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great for walking, bike riding and jogging, miles of river and trails. A great place to relaxes and get away from the stress of the day and is about 10 degrees cooler

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