Expansive Trail Network: Redding boasts an impressive 225 miles of trails, all located within a mere 15-mile radius of the town. This diverse collection ranges from gentle walking paths perfect for family outings to rugged mountain biking tracks that challenge even the most seasoned cyclist.
National Recognition: The San Francisco Chronicle wasn’t mistaken when they crowned Redding as the "gem of the United States trail system". This accolade isn’t just about the number of trails, but the pristine condition, the breathtaking vistas, and the unique experiences each trail offers.
Diverse Terrains: The trails in Redding take you through a myriad of landscapes - from serene lakeshores and whispering pine forests to dramatic mountain backdrops and tranquil meadows. There's always a new scenery to experience, a new trail to conquer.
Year-round Accessibility: While certain trails are particularly magical in specific seasons – be it the golden hues of fall or the fresh bloom of spring – many of Redding’s trails are accessible throughout the year, offering a continuous adventure for enthusiasts.
According to earth.com, Redding is sunny an astonishing 88% of the year. This makes Redding the second sunniest city in the country and the sunniest destination in all of California meaning that there isn't much holding you back from being able to see all of the sights and enjoy daily recreational adventures.
If the sun isn't your thing, fret not because there are many activities to keep you cool & shaded around town... plus, it's not that hard to find a home with pool whether it be your own or family member/friend.
There is so much to see and do in Redding, we hope you get a chance to check out some of these fan favorites from locals and tourists.
Sundial Bridge at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding Dragstrip, Diestelhorst Bridge, Aqua Golf Driving Range, Redding Aquatic Center, Shasta Dam, Shasta State Historic Park and so much more!
Redding has hundreds of eateries to choose from to help keep you fueled while you explore the area. With the famously sunny weather, you can even enjoy outdoor dining on a patio overlooking the Sacramento River or enjoy downtown eats while chatting with friendly locals.
Additionally, local coffee shops and breweries offer drinks with unique local flavors that you can enjoy day and night. Visiting the local eateries in Redding is an essential part of any visit, so you can make sure you have the energy to paddle, hike, or cycle.
Mother Nature is certainly the star of Redding, but there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in between all of our outdoor adventures. From theatre and live music to museums and historical sites, Redding has something for everyone, no matter the weather or time of day.
The Redding Cultural District is a great place to explore, with over 70 public art sites and a variety of pop-up galleries and expos throughout the year. One in particular is a non-profit art coalition (The Art Hunger) that has recently made waves in connecting local artisits with the public eye. Their rotating gallery offers open submissions each month for all art mediums and gives creatives 100% of the profit received on their works if sold in-house.
Redding is blessed with a wealth of outdoor spaces, from majestic mountains and rushing rivers to beautiful parks and gardens right in the heart of downtown. Many of the parks along the Sacramento River are equipped with playgrounds, making them perfect for family fun.
You can start your day with a leisurely lap around a scenic lake, or spend the day relaxing in a picturesque community garden. Plus, with the sun shining nearly nonstop, you can enjoy the outdoors all year round!