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Hike, bike, geocache, and CITO

Lots of fun at this rec Area with great biking and hiking trails abounding. Geocachers should... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
timothyy298
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Alameda, United States
Carr fire victim

This area was devastated by the Carr fire. It is unknown when it will reopen. It will be a long... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
MissLea178
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Redding, California
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13 Aug 2018
“Hike, bike, geocache, and CITO”
6 Aug 2018
“Carr fire victim”
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Lots of fun at this rec Area with great biking and hiking trails abounding. Geocachers should certainly visit this area. Trash (illegal dumping?) seems to be an issue so please lend a CITO hand. The Rec Area is currently closed because of the Carr Fire.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank timothyy298
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This area was devastated by the Carr fire. It is unknown when it will reopen. It will be a long time before the scars heal and regrowth returns.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MissLea178
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Clean trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding. Each "loop" is quite different but doable for most anyone. I enjoy these trails much more than the River Trail or Sundial and generally there's less people. Highly recommend a look.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Jordan M
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Take good walking shoes. trails twist and climb. Good place to take a dog for a walk. A sturdy walking stick might be a good idea too.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Laura W
Reviewed 28 April 2015

This used to be a great place before the Big Government types took it over and shut it down so you can't do anything there anymore. Seriously, there are signs posted there saying you can't do the things you go there to do. Huh?!

Date of experience: May 2014
6  Thank NOAORedding
Reviewed 29 September 2014

loved the trails, but lots of bikes riding fast down the trails. You can walk forever out there. Wonderful place to just get away from the city. I felt safe with my friends there.

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This trail is located almost directly across the street from an Archery club (a beautiful piece of land itself!). A bathroom and drinking fountain in the parking lot. Several dirt trails to choose from and there is a large sign in the lot that is...More

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank Beverly2505
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Had an awesome bike ride here along some of the popular trails! Would recommend this park to anyone looking for a great mtb ride in the sun

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank Stanford_Resorts
Reviewed 25 February 2013

My hiking group has a new favorite in Redding. The Princess Ditch Trail is close to town but has great views, easy walking and a little variety of up and down. We have done from trailhead to trailhead (about 5.5 miles) and also up and...More

Date of experience: February 2013
Thank Maynard1
Reviewed 10 November 2012

What a great place to ride if you are an intermediate to advanced mountain biker! Lot's of trails.... The bureau of land management should be commended for providing such a Great place to bike ride in the Redding area!

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank Richard G
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