We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Sacramento River Trail

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Hilltop Drive and River Bend Road, Redding, CA
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 190 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 131
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Redding's Own Nature Trail

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
aktmomma
,
Redding, California
Add Photo Write a Review

190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 185: English reviews
Redding, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Helpful?
Thank Christian M
Redding, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Helpful?
Thank aktmomma
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

Helpful?
Thank Bronla W
Redding, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank TrickyTraveler77
Fremont, California
Level Contributor
4,354 reviews
2,796 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank mini
Wasilla, Alaska
Level Contributor
59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Charlotte C
Redding, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
Thank saltwaterfreak
Redding, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

a trail is not a trail when it is paved...awful walking on the hot asphalt...annoying and dangerous when bike riders zoom past...no privacy to relax by the river...some bring their dogs to bark and chase the ducks I saw away...

Helpful?
Thank 849frank
Tempe, Arizona
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We were looking for a place to stretch our legs and walk with the pups and this park fit the bill. Nice, clean trails, and good river access made this a nice place to get in a walk. We were surprised by how many people were playing Pokeymon-go! There must be a Pokeymon on the sundial bridge. All in all,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Cindercot
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We did a little under a 4 mile round trip on this trail starting from the B and B we stayed at to the Sundial bridge. Along the way we saw parks, the Elk's Lodge facilities, a place you could view the fish in the river. We saw many birds and stopped to watch the turtles on a pond on... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank EdandMarna

Travelers who viewed Sacramento River Trail also viewed

 

Been to Sacramento River Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sacramento River Trail and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Kaukauna, Wisconsin

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Sacramento River Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?