Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay Stretches across the Sacramento River and provides a pedestrian and bike path for the Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Spectacular Redding, CA boasts a grand total of 250 beautiful days a year, the “Second Sunniest City in the U.S.” It is nestled in the scenic heart of Northern California, amid rich culture and heritage, boundless recreation, and magnificent landscapes.
Explore Redding by land and walk, hike, bike, ride (a horse of course), or segeway along Redding’s famous trails system. Map your extreme outdoor adventure or family-friendly ride with our handy dandy trails map. If water is your game, float through Redding by river or lake and boat, paddle, raft, swim, or fish the Sacramento River, nearby Whiskeytown Lake or Shasta Lake.
LDS pioneers traveled from New York City on February 4th, 1846 on the ship The Brooklyn and arrived in Yerba Buena, now San Francisco, on July 31, 1846. The pioneers were led by Samuel Brannan who published San Francisco’s first newspaper, “The California Star”, on January 9th, 1847. Brannan helped spark the gold rush by sending copies of “The California Star” with news of gold at Sutter’s Mill back east. Meanwhile, a group of roughly 500 other Mormons marched to San Diego in the Mormon Battalion in defense of the U.S. Mexican War.