Woman at Castle Crags State Park
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Woman at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Woman at Castle Crags State Park
Bikers on the Sundial Bridge in Redding, California
Woman at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
The Park Food Truck Hub in Redding, California
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Visit Northern California State & National Parks

Redding is the ideal launching point for your tour of national and state parks in California. With over 10 parks featuring national and state designations, you'll find everything from breathtaking natural wonders, to historic sites that'll let you step back in time.

Make your first stop Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Just minutes from Redding, Whiskeytown is an outdoor lover’s paradise with majestic waterfalls, sandy beaches, hundreds of miles of trails to explore, and year-round boating and paddling. Or head east of Redding and explore Lassen Volcanic National Park, with mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite and thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone, without the crowds. Adventurers enjoy the trails while others relax with lakeside strolls and birdwatching in flowering meadows. In the winter, the park offers cross-country skiing and free snowshoe tours. 

When it comes to state parks, to the north Castle Crags State Park towers above waiting for eager hikers to explore the 28 miles of hiking trails. If you take on the 5.5-mile, 2,000-foot elevation gain, Castle Dome Trail you will be rewarded with some of the most breath-taking views Mt. Shasta, the Grey Rocks, and Castle Dome.

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