What we're about
Upcoming events (5+)
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.
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.