The city of Redding is a bustling area that gets plenty of traffic in and out of the city on a daily basis. With so much activity and things to do, Buckeye Park provides a great place where you can walk Fido and get some views of the natural land of the area while still remaining close to the city. The Buckeye Park Trail is an urban and natural place to get out, play, and walk with your pup.
The parking area of the park is pretty large, with lots of spaces and a paved lot that connects to restrooms, water fountains, trash bins, and benches. The parking lot also happens to connect to the park's main trail, as it starts near the baseball park and travels north into a shaded area. The shade is provided by large oaks, firs, and birch trees. The trail starts out made of concrete, with a 4-foot width that turns into a 30foot wide compacted soil trail.
The trail loops around the baseball area, with trees on both sides of the trail that offer shade and privacy from the rest of the park. You and Fido will be able to view Manzanita and other native plants along the way, including a chance to see wildlife like foxes, squirrels, chipmunks, and birds. Inside the natural area, that trail explores there are a few benches along the way to take a break, or continuing the loop will bring you and Fido back along the north side of the park where it connects back to the parking area.
With plenty of shade, a close location to the city, and all the amenities you and Fido might need, this trail has more than one reason why it's a good idea to visit and explore.