Redding for Fall Colors and Bike Rides

Autumn Bike Rides and Hikes in Redding

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Beautifully located in the sun-soaked Shasta Cascade region of Northern California, Redding (aka, Trail City, USA) has a few outdoors secrets for an ideal autumn escape. Fall colors peak from around mid-October to mid-November. And Redding is home to some of the West’s very best biking trails. Enjoy seasonal colors on already spectacular scenery along Redding's 225+ miles of trails. Go for a spin along the serene, car-free crown jewel of rides—the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail. Or head for the hills and find fat-tire thrills: Redding is a mountain biking mecca.

BONUS: Get a free 2-hour electric bike rental with Pedego Redding when you book a 2-night stay through ChooseRedding.com.

River of Cycling Dreams

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bridge over Sacramento River in Redding

Cyclists on Sacramento River Trail in Redding

Car-free biking alongside a gently flowing river and ponderosa pines, with fall foliage surrounding you … Redding’s Sacramento River National Recreation Trail more than lives up to its reputation as one of the country’s premier rail trails. Autumn is one of the best times to ride its 17 miles of smooth pavement. Start from Redding’s Sundial Bridge—an architectural stunner whose sister bridge is in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cross over two other photogenic bridges, roll beside the water, and tackle the trail’s final mile up to the ultimate Shasta trifecta: Views of the legendary Shasta Dam, Lake Shasta, and Mount Shasta.

BONUS: Get a free 2-hour electric bike rental with Pedego Redding when you book a 2-night stay through ChooseRedding.com.

Bike Redding's Crown Jewel

Gold Mettle

mountain bikers Redding

mountain biker Redding

The Golden State is the birthplace of mountain biking, and Redding’s less traveled fat-tire trails are a gold standard for the sport. Mountain bike terrain here is varied and easy to access, so novices can enjoy beginner rides, and experts can put their mettle to the pedal. With 200+ miles of trails, you can still enjoy a ride in relative solitude, followed by a well-earned craft beer at Fall River Brewing in Redding.

Novice mountain bikers will have fun and gain confidence on the easygoing, mostly flat 3.5-mile Churn Creek Greenway loop, with options to extend the ride and mix it up for new challenges. Experts can test their stamina with a series of relentless climbs and descents on the 33-mile Redding to Whiskeytown Loop, starting from Mary Lake and finishing at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Or opt for the Enticer … enticing if your dream mountain bike ride is chock full of large berms, drops, jumps, and omgs!

BONUS: Get a free 2-hour electric bike rental with Pedego Redding when you book a 2-night stay through ChooseRedding.com.

Redding's Secret Mountain Bike Trails

Trail City, USA

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Bikers on bridge Redding

Sundial Bridge Redding

Dubbed Trail City, USA, Redding is an epicenter of hiking, biking, and multi-use trails. Over 225 miles of trails are accessed within just 15 miles. From river vistas to beautiful views of snowy Mount Shasta, adventures begin close to town and stretch out to the hills of the wilderness.

The Sacramento River Trail is classic and car free, with both natural and architectural wonders all along the way. Or go for one of the many packed-dirt trails. Mountain biking here is amazing, but still a bit of a secret … so go before the secret’s out! Hikers are in for a surprise when they venture to Chamise Peak, a little-known gem close to Redding and offering a brilliant panorama of the Three Shastas: Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, and Mount Shasta.

BONUS: Get a free 2-hour electric bike rental with Pedego Redding when you book a 2-night stay through ChooseRedding.com.

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