Do you long for a quiet stroll along the Sacramento River? Then the Sacramento River Trail is the place to go. Over the years Redding has built up its reputation as a first class destination for hikers, bikers, runners and walkers by impressively expanding its trail system. The capstone of this system is the 11-mile long Sacramento River Trail.
Although this trail is near downtown Redding, it is a true nature walk with the river on one side and lush forests on the other. There are markers along the path that provide historical background. With a number of trail offshoots, it’s possible to take it several times a week and never do the same walk twice. At the west end, near the Keswick Dam, the Sacramento River Trail connects to the Sacramento Rail-Trail, a paved track running an additional 7 miles north to Shasta Dam.