Redding, CA, USA

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Redding, CA, USA

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Hiking and history await in Redding

Redding is like the stopper at the very end of the California Central Valley. The mighty Cascade Range rises on all sides except the south, where the weaving Sacramento River has incubated vineyards and rustic vegetable farms. To the north, the tendrils of Shasta Lake spread out to meet the snow-topped peaks, while the town center itself is a medley of quirky highland boutiques, hiking outfitters, gold rush-era architecture, and vaudeville playhouses. Redding vacation rentals pepper the whole area, ranging from hearty country shacks on the lakeside to cool condos in the downtown area.

Redding was made for explorers

Redding's place under the unstoppable rises of the Cascades is just perfect if you're looking to wax up the walking boots and hit the trails, or don the salopettes to conquer the pistes of Mount Shasta. Seemingly tailor-made for explorers, the town is dotted with Redding vacation rentals that allow easy access to the hiking trailheads and the Shasta Cascades, not to mention oodles of outfitters and adventure shops to boot. It's not all exploration though, what with those wineries and old gold rush history sites to get through.

Look to the horizon for Redding's main attractions

It's fair to say that Redding's main attractions are found looming high in their snow-topped forms on the horizon. Called the Shasta Cascades, these host the Mount Shasta Ski Park, the Shasta Dam, and the beginning of the iconic Sacramento River Trail. Also of note are the deep caverns that carve through the subterrane with their stalagmites and stalactites at the Lake Shasta Caverns, and the ghostly copper and quartz mines of Whiskeytown.

Sunny days and snow-topped seasons in Redding

With an estimated 300 days of good weather each year, Redding enjoys a reputation as one of the sunniest towns in the United States. Consequently, it's a great place for hikers and mountain bikers pretty much anytime out of the ski season, which means booking those walking lodges and Redding vacation rentals between the spring and fall months of May and October. If you're coming specifically to hit the pistes of the Shasta Cascades, then you'll need to restrict your visit to between December and April, after which the chairlifts tend to close completely.

Cascades and creeks in Redding

There's no question that the great peaks of the Cascade Range are the dominant force at this deep end of the Californian Central Valley. They rise like daggers on the horizon, beckoning with skiing pistes and mountain lakes. To the west of town, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest falls over the ridges into the Trinity Alps Wilderness, where tobacco brush and ponderosa pines dress the volcanic slopes. Be sure to stick the marked trails in those parts – it's the realm of black bears and prowling mountain lions.