Redding, California Outdoor Activities

Hike, Bike, and Explore

Redding is surrounded by exceptional opportunities for outdoor excitement. Red Lion Inn & Suites Redding sits within driving distance of several stunning national and state parks, along with several major waterways and sprawling networks of trails.

Let loose your inner adventurer and enjoy some of the region's world-class hiking, biking, watersports, fishing, and much more. 

NATIONAL AND STATE PARKS NEAR REDDING

Some of America's most beautiful protected lands lie just outside of Redding, easily accessible via car from Red Lion Inn & Suites Redding. From Whiskeytown National Recreation Area's year-round beauty, shimmering blue lake and 6,209-foot-high peak to the dramatic 129-foot waterfall at the heart of McArthur-Burney Falls State Memorial Park, Northern California's national and state parks provide plenty of scenery to savor.

NATIONAL AND STATE PARKS NEAR OUR HOTEL:

  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area - 10.3 miles
  • Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark - 19.3 miles
  • Castle Crags State Park - 47.1 miles
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park - 47.3 miles
  • McArthur-Burney Falls State Memorial Park - 64.1 miles

HIKING IN REDDING, CALIFORNIA

With mountainous, forested and scenic terrain surrounding the city in all directions, it's easy to find great places to hike near Redding. Unofficially dubbed "The Trails Capital of California," the city claims 225 miles of hiking trails within its boundaries, and even more just outside. Head to Castle Crags State Park for stunning views of Mount Shasta, hike Whiskeytown National Recreation Area to see some of the state's most beautiful waterfalls, or enjoy a more subdued hike along the Sacramento River without leaving the city. Another added bonus: the region boasts approximately 300 sunny days each year, so you should not have any problem finding a beautiful afternoon for a pleasant day hike.

TOP HIKING DESTINATIONS IN AND NEAR REDDING:

  • Sacramento River Trail (Turtle Bay East entrance) - 1.0 miles
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area - 10.3 miles
  • Castle Crags State Park - 47.1 miles
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park - 47.3 miles
  • Lake Siskiyou - 64 miles

CAVES NEAR REDDING

One of the more unique qualities of the region surrounding Redding is the proliferation of subterranean caverns. These caves make for some scenic sightseeing and provide great opportunities for exploration. Caving -- or spelunking, as it's sometimes known -- offers a new twist on hiking and a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience. Many of the region's caves were created by volcanic activity, and each one has its own unique backstory: be sure to visit their respective visitors centers to learn more about the area and any necessary safety precautions to be aware of before entering. 

BEST PLACES FOR SPELUNKING NEAR REDDING:

  • Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark - 19.3 miles
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park - 47.3 miles
  • Subway Cave Lava Tube - 60.1 miles

Learn more about golfing and fishing in Redding, or contact us for additional information on outdoor activities near the city.