If you are searching for a serene getaway for you and your pooch in the east side of Redding, California, then Churn Creek Trails are a furtastic place to visit. The trails are approximately four miles long and lasso across an amazing forest setting that is accessible to dogs and hikers of different skill levels, but do keep your dog leashed at all times. Access to the Churn Creek Trails is straightforward from the primary parking places at 1210 Minder Drive and 1611 Dakota Way.
Most of the Churn Creek Trails are shaded by beautiful oak trees and are situated in an area that has been purposely preserved to protect the creek. The areas along the trails offer magnificent views of the surrounding terrain amidst some carefully maintained open spaces. The trails are partially unpaved and are mostly made up of clay and gravel.
Walking along these tracks, you will get to see gray pine and manzanita in a classic blue oak woodland. Churn Creek Trails are made up of several paths across 180 acres of land that meander across Churn Creek and other areas that are characterized by a riparian biota that include wildflowers, valley oak, willows, cottonwoods, snowdrop bushes, and western redbud among other plant species. Animal species that can be spotted along the trail include elk, deer, pronghorn antelope and a wide variety of birds. Keeping dogs on a leash will minimize exposure and protect the plants, wildlife, and the terrain, and your pooch, from any harm.
Churn Creek Trails is pawesome for most hikers and bikers, as well as dog-owners because the track is wide enough and very well-maintained. There are also doggo clean-up bags and trash receptacles available which make it a lot easier to clean up after your pooch. Also be sure to bring water as there is none available here.
If you are up for some furtastic and yet tranquil time with your furry friend at Churn Creek Trails, don’t forget to carry a camera to capture some colorful memories.
Be aware that you may inadvertently access trails at the end of Tidmore Lane off College View Drive, through Churn Creek Trail, that may be out-of-bounds to dogs. For example, Lema Ranch Trail is out-of-bounds to dogs and cyclists. Avoid such areas.