Redding - (12 Miles; Loop) - Sacramento River National Recreation Trail

Sundial Bridge Drive
Redding, California 96001
Shasta County

The Sacramento River National Recreation Trail is an amazing 12 mile loop trail that runs from Downtown Redding to just south of Keswick Dam.  The trail is open to walkers, bikers and runners and showcases some of the beauty the area has to offer.  
The trail is mostly flat and easy to navigate.  The views along the way are simply spectacular and people of all ages will enjoy a walk or bike ride on the trail.  
Starting from downtown or the Turtle Bay area, the trail runs on the north side of the Sacramento River until you reach Dieselhorst Bridge.  At this point you can choose to cross the bridge and take the trail that runs on the south side of the river or stay on the north side.  If you make the whole loop, you'll end up on both sides of the river at some point along your ride. 
Here's a MAP of the trail to give you a better idea of what it looks like.  

Distance:  You really make this trail as long or short as you want. 
Degree of Difficulty:  Easy 
Dogs:  Yes, on leash at all times.  If you bring your dog, bring baggies to pick up its poop.  
Camping:  
There are quite a few campgrounds in the area.  Check out our Camping section for places to do so. 
How to get there:

There are a variety of places that you can pick up the trail.  Some of the more popular places include the Sundial Bridge Area, Caldwell Park and Turtle Bay East Park.  There is also parking just north of Ribbon Bridge and at Diestelhorst Bridge.  
More information:
The Sacramento River National Recreation Trail loops back toward Redding at Ribbon Bridge.  You can continue north to near the base of Shasta Dam on the Sacramento River Rail Trail for an extra 9 miles of paved trails.  It's pretty awesome too!     
Other things to do in the area:
Check out our Event Calendar for upcoming events happening in and around the Redding area.  There are also some great Art Galleries and Museums in the area.
*Click on the photos to enlarge them

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