Category Archives: Trails

Mountain biking in the Redding burn scar

Striking mountain bike video of the trails west of Redding, post Carr Fire. These riders and their coolest-ever dog, show what it looks like as the fire recovery begins. Green grass, flowers, and twisted burned manzanita. Looks like you can … Continue reading

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Chamise Peak Trail delivers a splendid perspective

A rare view that includes both Castle Crags on the left, and the 3 Shastas to the right. A perspective gained from the top of the Chamise Peak Trail just north of Redding. The Chamise Peak Trail is considered “easy.” … Continue reading

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Climb Descend Repeat -in and around Redding

Here’s a locally produced film of a couple of mountain bikers enjoying some local trails around Redding. The terrain will look familiar to northstate viewers, even if you haven’t actually been on these particular trails. Nice production. Nice riding. We … Continue reading

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Riley rides Redding

In Redding, we are blessed to have Whiskeytown National Recreation Area literally a few minutes drive to the west. In addition to being home to a beautiful lake, the area has numerous trails to explore. Below, my friend and colleague … Continue reading

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Turtles on the trail

Just a lovely few Spring days here recently. Took some photos around Turtle Bay. Another fine Spring. It’s Really Redding.

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Siskiyou Wanderers set out on the trail for fun

Not all who wander are lost, or so the saying goes. For those Redding folks who’d like to see more of fabulous Siskiyou County, there is a group of hikers. And they have a website: Our unseasonably dry Winter makes … Continue reading

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“Mountain lion cub” sighting on the Sacramento River Trail

The woman in the white outfit looked both scared and excited. She approached us on the trail in half steps, her hand held up in the universal “stop” signal. She moved her finger to her lips. “Shhh. You have to … Continue reading

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Fishing the Sacramento in the City of Redding

Shot these images of fishermen in Redding from the Sacramento River trail yesterday. Glorious day for a stroll after a Fall rainstorm. Click any to slightly enlarge. Trout fishing inside city limits. It’s Really Redding.

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Swasey Recreation Area Bike trails map

And not just for bikes, this excellent west hills trail system serves multiple user groups. Just minutes from Redding or Whiskeytown Lake, this jewel of the hills invites pleasure. Click on the map to go to their website where you … Continue reading

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200 miles of Off Road trails on 52,000 acres to ride.

Until I saw this map, I didn’t realize just how large and extensive a trail system awaits off road riders and mountain bikers in the mountains just northwest of Redding: Area Description: Just 10 miles northwest of Redding, the Chappie-Shasta … Continue reading

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