The expansive Clear Creek Greenway is a quick 20-minute drive from Redding. It offers acres of open country for hiking, biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and swimming. The adjacent Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve is dedicated to habitat restoration and outdoor education and offers guided hikes and events during the spring and fall. During salmon spawning season from October to December, stop atop the Clear Creek Gorge Overlook for a glimpse of Chinook Salmon running up the creek below. A short hike around the rim trail to the east offers great views of the canyon, and several interpretive displays describe the mining history of the area, Native American culture, wildlife, native plants and the salmon life cycle. If you’re looking for solitude and natural beauty, look no further than Clear Creek.
WHERE: Just west of Redding, in the middle of BLM’s Clear Creek Greenway on Clear Creek Rd., 7 miles west of Hwy 273 and just west of the Clear Creek Bridge. (google map)
MORE INFO: 530-241-2026 | HorsetownClearCreekPreserve.org