Sacramento River Trail and Sacramento River Rail-Trail

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Trail Distance: 19 miles
Time Estimate: 7 hr 40 min +
Elevation Gain: 111 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Hard
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description

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!

Trail Features
Diverse Landscape, Easy Incline, River, Lake
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
The pathway is mostly level, but there is a steep section on the Rail-Trail side of the Recreation Path. You'll be sharing the road with bikers, inline skaters, and pedestrians. Yield by moving to the right side of the passage when others want to pass.
Address
872-880 Sundial Bridge Drive
Redding, CA 96001
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Address
872-880 Sundial Bridge Drive
Redding, CA 96001
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours