Studies show that spending time in nature reduces stress, which decreases the risk of a host of medical issues, from anxiety and depression to heart disease. Join a group to get the inside scoop or take the family on one of the North State’s breathtaking trails.


California Native Plant Society Field Trips. The Mount Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society leads year-round field trips as part of its mission to conserve California native plants & their natural habitats. http://mountlassen.cnps.org.

Lassen National Park Hikes; Shasta & Tehama Counties. The National Park Service offers a wealth of information about exploring Lassen National Park, including hiking, backpacking & camping. Also get weather alerts, tips on encountering wildlife & field seminar information. From the Lassen page, follow Plan Your Visit>Things To Do>Outdoor Activities. http://www.nps.gov/lavo. (530) 595-4480.

Sacramento River Forum; Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou & Tehama Counties. Provides information about public access points to trails, camping, fishing & more along the Sacramento River. Click Resources>Recreation & Public Access>Public Access Sites>Hiking. http://www.sacramentoriver.org. (530) 528-7435.


Chico Hiking Association. Provides hiking information for 53 trails as far north as Mt. Shasta & as far south as Sacramento. Sign up for free membership & join a group hike, or use the maps & tips to take your own adventure. http://www.chicohiking.org.

Experience Butte County. Butte County hiking can take you through a variety of landscapes – deep woods or meadows, canyon cliffs & steep rocks, or near meandering cool streams. There’s a little bit of everything for the dedicated hiker, as well as miles of established trails. Select  Attractions>Outdoors>Hiking.


Visit Redding California. Along with featuring other Redding activities, this website highlights local trails & offers an online brochure & map. Hard copies can be picked up at the Sundial Bridge Visitor Information Center. http://www.visitredding.com/trails. 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530) 225-4100.


Hike Mt. Shasta. Find an interactive map, color-coded based on difficulty, for Mt. Shasta & surrounding peaks. The site also features campgrounds in the Mt. Shasta area. http://www.hikemtshasta.com.

Shasta Mountain Guides; Mt. Shasta. For families with older kids or teens who are ready for the challenges of rock climbing, mountain climbing, or other customizable trips. Professional guides make the experience memorable. http://www.shastaguides.com. (530) 926-3117.

Siskiyou Wanderers Hiking Group. Long-time group meets for weekly Thurs hikes on beautiful trails. Socialized canine companions welcome on many hikes. Meeting points are throughout Siskiyou County. scribe@siskiyouwanderers.com. http://www.siskiyouwanderers.com.


Sutter Buttes; Yuba City. Hike into the world’s smallest mountain range! Roads around the range allow limited car or bike exploration. Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes open access to this privately-owned mountain range. http://www.middlemountainhikes.org. (530) 671-6116.


Tehama County Visitor Center; Red Bluff. Stop by or check out the website to learn about hikes in Tehama county & get information about exploring Lassen National Park. Select Things To Do>Hiking & Backpacking. http://www.visittehamacountry.com. 250 Antelope Blvd. (530) 529-0133.

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North State Parent is a free monthly publication that circulates within five California counties: Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Southern Siskiyou and Tehama. Our pages are filled with family-oriented places to go, services and products geared for women and things to do; a focus on parenting, community, health, education, teens, youth, and much more.

Updated: Jul 17, 2017 @ 1:39 pm