The Clear Creek Greenway offers hiking, biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and swimming all within a short drive from Redding. Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve is managed cooperatively with a private non-profit group which offers guided hikes and events during the Spring and Fall. Stop at the Clear Creek Gorge Overlook and watch fall run Chinook Salmon spawning in the creek below. Salmon viewing is best between October 1 and December 1. Take a short hike around the rim trail to the east for great views into the canyon. Interpretive displays near the salmon viewing platform describe the mining history of the area, Native American culture, wildlife, native plants, and the salmon life cycle.
Located just a few miles southwest of Redding, CA. From Highway 273, head west on Clear Creek Road. There are numerous trailheads that allow access to the creek and non-motorized trails in the area. The Clear Creek Gorge Overlook is located 4 miles out Clear Creek Road on the left.
Heading out for a remote adventure? No cell coverage? No problem. The BLM has developed georeferenced maps compatible with any georeferenced map mobile application – Avenza Maps App being one of the more common.
The map available for this recreation area is georeferenced. For instructions on how to download and use georeferenced maps, and to access maps for other recreation areas, please visit https://www.blm.gov/maps/georeferenced-PDFs.
Please note that georeferenced maps are not a substitute for proper preparation and knowledge to travel on public lands. Always plan ahead and check the most up to date information and conditions before heading out.