Redding to Historic Shasta Tour

Take in the culture, history, and delicacies that abound between Redding and historic Shasta County.

Ride along world-class greenways featured in the Redding to Historic Shasta Tour to gardens, galleries, quaint cafes and historic landmarks.

Destinations on this tour include:

  • Coffee Bar

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park

  • Sundial Bridge

  • McConnell Arboretum & Gardens

  • Westside Pizza

  • Carter House Art Gallery

  • Sacramento River Trail

  • Shasta State Historic Park

  • Shorty's Eatery

  • Woody's Brewing Co.

Start your day with lattes and pastries at Coffee Bar before rolling out to your first destination. Turtle Bay Exploration Park features a museum, aquarium, cafe, wildlife nursery, education center, and one of the largest sundials on the planet - Sundial Bridge. While you're here, stroll the walking path through 25 acres of Mediterranean-climate display gardens, a children's garden, a medicinal garden, two incredible and unique water features, and a large seasonal pond at McConnell Arboretum and Gardens.

McConnell Arboretum and Gardens

The next stop is Westside Pizza, a local favorite. Savor a slice before rolling down to Carter House Art Gallery. This art gallery is curated by the North Valley Art League, an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to support artists and visual arts in Redding and the California North State. They host monthly member shows, featured artists shows and four annual juried shows.

Ride the Sacramento River Trail alongside the Sacramento River and the Middle Creek Trail through natural landscapes on the way to Shasta State Historic Park. The park features picnic areas, programs, and interpretive exhibits. It's comprised of a row of historic brick buildings, roadways, cottages, cemeteries, and the restored County Courthouse which doubles as the Park's museum and visitor center.

Before the ride back to Redding, stop for a bite at Shorty's Eatery located in Old Shasta. The restaurant stands in an identical reproduction of the former Blumb's Bakery, which operated from 1873 to 1918.

After a scenic pedal back to Redding, end the day at Woody's Brewing Co. where you can enjoy house-made tots and award-winning brews.

Shasta State Historic Park

Take the full tour.

The Redding to Shasta Lake Tour was developed by Visit Redding and MCB. With mountains all around, miles of hiking and biking trails, a river running through it, and national parks nearby, Redding is an outdoor paradise for young and old alike. Cradled by Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen, Redding has 300+ sunny days per year. It's a great place to escape the chill of spring and the gray days of winter, too! Call 1-800-874-7562 for assistance planning your adventure.

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