What we're about

Redding Ramblers is a Redding hiking group that was formed in the Redding area with the goal of gathering people together to have fun, while getting plenty of exercise and making new friends. Our hikes will vary in length and difficulty and we will be frequenting the local trails, mostly in the Redding area.

We have a $12 annual membership dues to cut down on non-participation and to assist us in the cost of running our meet-up site and to fund an annual picnic for the group. If you would like to lead at least one hike a year, or help in planning hikes/events, your membership dues can be waived.

Our weekend hikes will generally be on a Saturday or Sunday and will frequent local parks and recreation areas such as the Swasey Recreation Area, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Westside Trails, Mule Ridge Trails, Cloverdale trails and more. We will usually start the hikes around 9:00 a.m. with the goal of being finished around noon or 1:00 p.m. at the latest. This group is free and to anyone who abides by the guidelines in our Hiking Disclaimer. Please be sure to read our Hiking Disclaimer (http://www.meetup.com/ReddingRamblersHikingGroup/pages/Hiking_Disclaimer/) before joining the Redding Ramblers Hiking Group.

Hope to see you on the trails!

SHORT HIKING DISCLAIMER

The Redding Ramblers Hiking Group and its event organizers are not responsible for your safety. Outdoor activities are inherently dangerous. By joining this group and signing up for our hikes/events, you agree to release the Redding Ramblers Hiking Group and its event organizers from any responsibility, liability, or claim in law or in equity. If you don't agree to these terms, DO NOT join this meetup group. The Redding Ramblers does not certify the expertise of its event organizers - we are all volunteers. You are responsible for yourself. Please come prepared with appropriate hiking shoes, gear and water. Please read our full Hiking Disclaimer (http://www.meetup.com/ReddingRamblersHikingGroup/pages/Hiking_Disclaimer/) before joining the Redding Ramblers Hiking Group.

MEMBERSHIP: This is primarily an adult hiking group. By joining this group you are confirming that you are at least 18 years old. Also - unless an event is labeled as family-friendly, please do not bring children under the age of 14. In an effort to keep our group small and with active members, those that have been a member for over six months and/or have not attended an event in over six months will be considered inactive members and will be removed from the group. Members who are removed from the group are welcome back at any time they wish to become active hiking again.

KIDS: Unless an event is labeled as family-friendly, please do not bring children under the age of 14.

PETS: Dogs are not encouraged on the Redding Ramblers hikes. Please do not bring your dog on our hikes without getting prior permission from the hike leader. Not all hikers like dogs and not all hikes are suitable for dogs. If permission is granted, all dogs regardless of size, must remain on leash at the meeting place or trailhead, throughout the hike, and at lunch – for the safety and comfort of the entire group.

Upcoming events (5+)

Cloverdale Trails – 5.5 Mile Loop

Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve

RSVPs open 10 days prior to the hike if weather is looking favorable. Save the date though to join us to see early Springtime at Cloverdale. The hike begins at the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve Trailhead located on Clear Creek Road in Redding. We'll be hiking both that Cloverdale loop and the Piety Loop Trail for a total of about 5.5 miles. Expect to see lots of flowing streams and small waterfalls along the way after all the rain. Also lovely views and vista points of Clear Creek Canyon and the Sacramento Valley. MEET AT THE TRAILHEAD AT 9:24 A.M. DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: Meet at the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve parking area on Clear Creek Road, about seven miles west of highway 273, just west of the Clear Creek Bridge. There is a gravel parking lot across the street in front of the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve entrance. Elevation Gain: 902 ft Time: Approximately 2.5 hours Difficulty: Easy in parts to moderate at times Trail Conditions: Well maintained. Highlights: Nice views of Clear Creek Canyon and the Sacramento Valley Maps: Trailmap (http://healthyshasta.org/maps/ClearCreekGreenway-CloverdaleTrailsBLM.pdf) RSVP GUIDELINES: If you RSVP "YES" for a hike and cannot attend, please remember to update your RSVP to "NO" so we're not waiting around for you.

Squaw Valley Creek

Shopko Redding

I am hoping for a spring hike along Squaw Valley Creek. This is a 8.2 mile hike, and while it is rated easy, it is rocky in places, so you'll want to wear good hiking boots or shoes. The hike follows the creek for the most part, beautiful, flowing cataracts, and the sound of flowing waters will keep us company for much of the hike. We normally have lunch where the creek flows across the trail at the halfway point. Everyone has the choice to return the way we came or cross the creek and take the shorter route uphill. **More info posted shortly.

Burstarse Falls

Shopko Redding

All info posted shortly.

Mill Creek Falls

Shopko Redding

Mill Creek Falls is like strolling through a beautiful garden. More info will be posted shortly.

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South Yana Trail

California Welcome Center - Anderson, CA

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