Crystal Creek Falls in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

If you only have a short time in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, then the .25 mile round trip hike to Crystal Creek Falls is a good way to experience the beauty of the area with very little work. The ADA accessible trail is ideal for families and those with young children. Here is all the […]

Potem Creek Falls: A 60 Foot Waterfall Near Burney

Poem Creek Falls is one of those places where there is an amazing waterfall, but it is generally unknown to most people. Close to both the town of Redding and the mind blowing MacArthur-Burney Falls, the 60 foot Potem Creek Falls is something that should be on your list to visit. Here is all the […]

Shasta Caverns: Exploring Shasta Lake’s Show Cave

The idea of exploring caves is something that has always interested me as I have toured around California. Be it the show caves of Northern California or just exploring a large hole in a rock like Cave of the Munits; this lead me to Shasta Caverns on Shasta Lake during my recent trip to Northern […]

Joe’s Giant Orange Cafe in Shasta City

When I am on a road trip I always try to find the most unusual places I can to stop at for food. For me, I feel like you miss a lot of the experience if you just stop at chain places all of the time. Sometimes this pays off for me and sometimes it doesn’t but […]

Whiskeytown Falls: A Hidden Waterfall

The State Park of Whiskeytown is about 15 miles outside of Redding and has a ton of stuff to do. It surronds a huge and beautiful lake that has beaches, hiking and water sports for every member of the family. When I went there, I went for one of the widely recognized “best waterfalls in […]

Shasta State Park: Ghost Town Near Redding

Located less than 5 miles from Redding city center are the unique remains of one of California’s busiest towns during the gold rush of the early 1900’s, the town of Shasta. The town itself has now become a State Park and is literally on the highway that you would take to get to Whiskeytown Recreation Area, so […]

Castle Crags State Park: Hiking, Camping & A Vista Point

Castle Crags State Park is a true hidden gem in the mountains between Redding and Mt Shasta. It has thousands of acres of land, with the spotlight being the strange rock formations that are the centerpiece of the park. The crags themselves jut out of the forest landscape in an otherworldly way. There is just […]

Sundial Bridge in Redding

One of California’s best examples of modern architecture, the Sundial Bridge in Redding (AKA Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay), is truly a sight to behold. It is a fully functioning sundial that stands over 217 feet tall and is often said to be the biggest sundial in the world, although the truth of this has […]

McArthur-Burney Falls: A Mesmerizing Waterfall in Northern California

I don’t get up to Northern California more than a couple of times a year so I have been waiting for about 3 months in order to see the ridiculously amazing McAurther-Burney Falls. I had seen tons of pictures and only hoped that when I saw it in real life it would be as amazing […]