The Sacramento River National Recreation Trail, in the Redding and Shasta areas, is a 19-mile paved pathway. This passageway courses through Redding, crosses the stunning Sundial Bridge, and arcs north toward Keswick Reservoir in Shasta. Along the way, you'll be able to see a variety of landscapes and some historical sites.
There's a parking lot off Sundial Bridge Drive where you can connect to the trail. Walk through Turtle Bay Exploration Park and cross the cantilever suspension bridge. See the river below your feet through the glass deck. On the other side, you'll head west past an arboretum and some city parks as you parallel the water. Press on through a residential neighborhood and past some woods to reach the Sacramento River Trail Bridge. Cross the water and continue North through a forest area to Keswick Dam. The pathway continues by the western shore of the Keswick Reservoir for several miles to Coram Road. You can follow the road to see Shasta Dam or start your return trip from here.
This trail is a pet-furiendly course that welcomes your leashed pooch. There are access points and restrooms where you can take a break and refill your water bottle (or bowl!) at various spots along the way. Whether you want to hike all the way from town to the Shasta Dam or you want a shorter trek, you can easily use the pathway. Carry waste bags with you to collect your pup's waste when you make use of this public venue.
If you're looking for a well-traveled pathway that offers a variety of settings and some delightful scenery, check out the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail. This passageway is a combination of the Sacramento River Trail in town and the Sacramento River Rail-Trail that heads north along the Keswick Reservoir. You and your furry pal will pawsitively enjoy getting your exercise when you hike together here!