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Address: Swasey Drive, Redding, CA

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Great Nature Trail Network

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2016
Jordan M
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jordan M
Redding, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Laura W
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1 of 5 bubbles 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?!

6 Thank NOAORedding
Redding, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Nancy K
Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 color-coded to mark each of the trails and their difficulty. Always prepare to be out... More 

Thank Beverly2505
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Stanford_Resorts
Oak Run
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 back hikes. Great spot for horses too. Good parking and facilities.

Thank Maynard1
Redding, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Richard G
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

There are so many trials to ride at this park. Coming from Phx it was a treat being able to ride in trees from sun up to sun down. With 40+ mile in the area alone I was able to ride all day and hit 7 different trails. The trail ranged from easy to hard depending on your skill level.... More 

Thank Mtnbikepluto
Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

Some very tough rides, but a great choice for all levels and very well mantained

Thank Christian B

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