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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Visit old Whiskey Town, rent kayaks, or hike to water falls. All available at Whiskey Town Lake. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Route
“The Sacramento River Trail, which crosses the world famous Sundial Bridge in the heart of Redding, and the Sacramento River Rail Trail, which extends north all the way to Shasta Dam and sits alongside an historic abandoned railway, have both been designated as National Recreation Trails in the National Trail System and together make up the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail. The winding trail is popular with locals and visitors alike who want to take a casual stroll, a beautiful bike ride, or a long run. Parks, bathrooms, trailheads, and scenery along the trail make it a convenient and pleasant way to get some fresh air while enjoying Redding's famous river.”
  • 13 locals recommend
National Park
“Great swimming, boating, kayaking, new waterfalls discovered, suntanning, camping, walk or ride around the dam, cemetery, historical sights and more! Sailboat Regattas and Walkathons to participate!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Old Shasta is only about half a block but it has an Old West general store, a silversmith and buildings from the California Gold Rush.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Take the Keswick Dam route to get to Whiskeytown lake area. You’ll enjoy this scenic drive. There are a lot of fun things to do such as night time kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and more. Some great history as well. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Flanagan and Chamise Peak trails I just discovered this last year. Where has it been my whole life! Its one of my favorite hiking trails. Gorgeous views all the way up, spectacular view of the Shasta dam, Lake Shasta and Mount Shasta when you are at the top and there is a picnic table on top to boot. I love it”
  • 4 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Shasta State Park is a world class museum. Their exhibits include Gold Rush era artifacts; 1850-1860 were Shasta's boom years! The Mae Helene Bacon-Boggs collection represents 100 years of California art. It is a must-see museum!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bus Station
“The town of Old Shasta has a State Park, with a wonderful art museum. The museum has a nice collection of California artists. You can also tour the old courthouse, jail, shops and so on. Great local gold rush history.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“10 miles each way and heartbreak hill is at the end then you get to come back 10 miles”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends