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Sacramento River Trail

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Address: Hilltop Drive and River Bend Road, Redding, CA

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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Casual stroll by the water

Flat trail, easy hike. If you are looking for a casual day stroll and don't want to exert too much energy, this is the trail for you. Well paved, beautiful views and plenty of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Flat trail, easy hike. If you are looking for a casual day stroll and don't want to exert too much energy, this is the trail for you. Well paved, beautiful views and plenty of rest spots.

Thank SteveBTang
Redding, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place, this is where my family comes to enjoy walks and get out in nature. The Sundial is along the path and it is also great for bike rides.

1 Thank JazmyneParkin
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beautiful trail with some rolling hills right next to the Sacramento river... so many trails to see it's worth another trip..

1 Thank Dale B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the river trail. I've run countless miles on it, my kids like to go on walks and bike rides on it, and it never gets old. Definitely one of the best things about Redding!

Thank LeftCoastDude
Roseville, California
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180 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is an amazing hike filled with beauty. If you head up river toward Shasta, you'll find some of the best and most spectacular trout rivers anywhere.

Thank Steve R
Redding, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Sacramento River Trail is perfect for an afternoon stroll, trail run, or jaunt with your dog. Meeting friends is a perk as is becoming healthier and feeling wonderful.

Thank LadyPegasus4ya
Redding, California
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Sacramento river trail has to be one of the nations best downtown trails. There is many places to access it but a great place to start is the Turtle Bay museum and the famous SUNDIAL bridge. When you cross the bridge you can see the beautiful mountains, watch drift boats float below you with fly fisherman catching trout and... More 

Thank mattnbev49
Redding, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband I regularly enjoy hikes along the many facets of the Sacramento River Trail. Depending on your wishes, one can walk the varied ups and downs of the north side of the trail, or take your dog "off leash" to the Open Space area to view some spectacular river wildlife areas. The continued development of the network of trails... More 

Thank Victoria R
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8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Nice trail network with great access. There are several places to park and do different walks or rides. Bike, walk, skate, run. The river is close by . Popular with locals.

Thank Donna D
Redding, California
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

While we had a break in the rain, I decided to take my dog for a walk and enjoy our beautiful river trail. I parked at The big Turtle Bay parking lot which was quite full because the Redding marathon was that morning but I was able to get a spot without driving in circles. There were a lot of... More 

Thank Ann B

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