Exploring the Sacramento River Trail by Bicycle (Redding, California)

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We’ve been doing lots of travelling around town by bicycle, but it’s been to go to a certain destination. To run errands, or visit a restaurant, etc. While that can still be good exercise, it isn’t very exciting scenery riding through city streets.

Yesterday, we decided to go on a ride just to ride. We picked the Sacramento River Trail, which (as you may have already guessed), runs alongside the Sacramento River. It wasn’t too hot, and there was lots of shade plus the proximity to the river made it cooler.

The trail connects several parks that are situated along the river, and also connects to several other trails. Overall we did about 4 hours of biking. Enjoy the pictures!

From Stanford Hills area of the trail.

From Stanford Hills area of the trail.

Geese at the boat ramp/dock at Caldwell Park

Geese at the boat ramp/dock at Caldwell Park

Ribbon Bridge on the Sacramento River Trail

One of the access points is at the Sundial Bridge, but there are many bridges that cross the river. Some, like Ribbon Bridge, are for foot and bike traffic only.

 

The river appeared to be quite full and had a strong current as well.

The river appeared to be quite full and had a strong current as well.

The view from Dieselhorst Bridge (another foot bridge) looking toward Mt. Lassen.

The view from Dieselhorst Bridge (another foot bridge) facing east toward Mt. Lassen. The railing at the bottom of the picture is from Lake Redding Bridge (for automobile traffic). At the top of the frame is the train trestle, and further in the distance is the Market St bridge.

 

A.C.I.D. Dam near Caldwell Park

A.C.I.D. Dam near Caldwell Park

From Dieselhorst Bridge facing west toward Whiskeytown Lake NRA.

From Dieselhorst Bridge facing west toward Whiskeytown Lake NRA.

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