Volcanoes, waterfalls, and trails in all directions … fall for it all in Redding! Yes, it’s California’s sunniest city year-round, but wanna know what else shines here? The surrounding hiking and biking trails! Redding’s famed Sundial Bridge is the start of the multi-use Sacramento River National Recreation Trail, a car-free, paved route paralleling California’s longest river, with the inspiring scenery of Lassen Peak and Mount Shasta to fuel your bike ride, walk, or run.
Redding’s nearby hiking attractions include McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial Park, home to majestic 129-foot Burney Falls, consistently named one of the most beautiful in America (extend your journey beyond the falls and hike a slice of the Pacific Crest Trail). Less than a 20-minute drive from Redding and surrounded by mountains, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has trails leading to waterfalls (four of them!), waterfront beach, and watersports on its namesake lake.
It’s also got some of the best mountain biking trails in the country (shhh). You’re a national park die-hard? Don’t miss Lassen Volcanic National Park—one of the few places on the planet where you can hike among all four types of volcanoes. Geothermal activity like bubbling mudpots rival those of Yellowstone, with a bonus: no crowds! You bet you’re Redding for fall!