National and State Parks

Did you realize that Redding, California is surrounded by 11 National and State Park designations? Some of them are best enjoyed on the trail - there are 225 miles of trails within a 15-mile radius of downtown Redding. I know what you’re thinking, “Those are too many possibilities, where do I even begin?” I suggest spending a long weekend. Keep reading, and I'll show you the perfect trip.

Day 1: Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park is a Yosemite and Yellowstone look-alike…but with a fraction of the crowds. It is a hiker’s dream. Enjoy the scenic landscape with all four types of volcanoes and then take in the of pristine mountain lakes and snow capped peaks.

Afterwards, check out McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park where the main centerpiece of the park is a 129-foot waterfall that gushes out 100 million gallons of water a day!

Day 2: Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark

Start the tour with a catamaran cruise across Shasta Lake, the largest man-made lake in California. Then hop on a bus and make your way to the beautiful and historic limestone caves.

Afterwards, make sure to check out the 6,000-foot tall granite spires and discover some of the 28 miles of trails in Castle Crags State Park.

Day 3: Whiskeytown NAtional Recreation Area

Day three puts you at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. There you can go hiking, mountain biking, and even horseback riding. But the main attraction is definitely Whiskeytown Lake. With 36 miles of shoreline it’s perfect for swimming, fishing, paddling, and even boating.

Next time you’re stumped on vacation ideas, think about exploring what Redding has to offer. Visit Redding: The Undiscovered California!

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