For Release: October 8, 2008
Contact: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332 or 262-1147
BLM to Dedicate New Keswick Trailhead Friday
The Bureau of Land Management will dedicate the new Keswick Trailhead and the connection of two recreational trail networks, in a ceremony Friday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m., near the Keswick Dam parking lot on Keswick Dam Road.
The BLM and partners recently completed the trailhead, including a parking lot and restrooms, and a three-mile paved trail that links Redding’s Sacramento River Trail with the Sacramento River Rail Trail.
Everyone is invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony that will feature comments from Congressman Wally Herger and local agencies involved in development of the trailhead and connector trail.
"This is an important achievement in the continuing growth of the Redding area’s recreational trail network," said Steve Anderson, manager of the BLM Redding Field Office. "The trailhead and new connector link the trail from the Sundial Bridge to the Sacramento River Rail Trail. There is now a biking, hiking and running route all the way to Shasta Dam. A host of partners from the federal, state, county and city levels and the private sector made this trailhead and trail connection a reality."
To get to the dedication take Quartz Hill Road to Keswick Dam Boulevard and continue to Keswick Dam. The trailhead can also be reached by taking Highway 299 to Iron Mountain Road and then turning onto Keswick Dam Road.
Redding Field Office 355 Hemsted Drive Redding, CA 96001