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Your Complete NorCal Trail Guide

Your complete guide to North State trails! Get maps, directions and descriptions for hundreds of local trails.



We've always wondered if it was possible to jump off of Burney Falls. Not only did we find out it is possible, we saw the maniac do it! more

Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM Outdoors 11 Comments

Whether it’s a sunny day under the shadow of Mt. Shasta or a cold night under bright, illuminating stars, the Siskiyou Ice Rink is one of a kind in our community. more

Jan 13, 2015 1:19 PM Outdoors

We spoke with the head brewers from Woody's, Fall River, Wildcard and California Brewing Co. to see how they make their beer sooooo good. more

Nov 7, 2015 7:42 AM Blog


Dave Nixen

We’ve bided our time, and now we’re on the homestretch to epic powder days. To help you make the most of your NorCal winter experience, we’ve compiled five great, cold-weather activities... more

Nov 5, 2016 10:17 AM Blog

Houseboat Dock at Bridge Bay

Active NorCal

Are you aware that we are in a severe drought this year? Yeah, I thought so. Fear not, since Shasta Lake still provides us with plenty of recreational water and miles of shoreline to participate in a NorCal time-honored tradition: houseboating. more

Jul 1, 2014 3:53 PM Outdoors 1 Comments

Some of our friends took a hike through the Trinity Mountain Range recently. They brought along a video drone. The results are absolutely incredible... more

Mar 9, 2015 4:56 PM Outdoors 3 Comments

Like a long jog in the rain or a scenic river trail hike, Nordic skiing is an ideal way to get a workout while basking in the glory of North California’s unique landscape. more

Jan 13, 2015 12:56 PM Sports

Get a sense of what it's like to backpack in our region as these adventurers hike, fish and explore through the breathtaking Trinity Alps... more

Nov 16, 2015 1:56 PM 1 Comments


Ken Nejima

You'll be able to walk and bike across the same bridge featured in your favorite childhood coming-of-age story, Stand By Me... more

Dec 3, 2015 3:50 PM

Despite the severe drought affecting California's waterways, local fisherman can still find some good trout fishing in the Lower Sacramento River. more

Feb 19, 2014 1:35 PM Events

Fisherman on the Upper Sacramento

Craig Nielson

Fishing the October Caddis hatch on the upper Sac will always evoke images of maize hanging on front doors, pint-sized ghouls trudging door to door in search of treats and the sound of a trout scoring a treat of its own on the surface of the river. more

Aug 28, 2014 10:58 AM Outdoors

In a short time, Michelle Titus went from a Bay Area city-dweller to a North Valley, horse wrangling “anglet”. We sat down with Michelle to discuss her transition to her new life, and the fun world of fly fishing. more

Mar 6, 2015 11:32 AM Outdoors

Describing a time of year when this small impoundment east of Burney doesn’t fish well can be a real challenge... more

Nov 9, 2015 1:12 PM Sports

A lot of people are wondering how the trout fishing will hold up in the Sacramento River during this oh-so dry spring. For the short term, it could seem pretty normal. more

Feb 18, 2014 3:06 PM Outdoors

Hat Creek is an iconic fishing stream named long ago in a hailstorm of profanity. In addition to its riffles, runs and pools, Hat has been made into a hodge-podge of dams, diversions, ditches and draws, all holding fish. more

Apr 30, 2014 10:46 AM Outdoors

The longest tributary to Shasta Lake, the Pit River begins in a series of small forks in Lassen and Modoc Counties. It remains rather slow and sluggish until... more

Mar 5, 2015 5:55 PM Outdoors

Finding ways to cope with the heat is just a part of life in NorCal, so stay cool this summer by taking a dip in one of these seven swimming holes. more

Jul 17, 2017 8:07 AM Outdoors 1 Comments

Shasta Caverns 1

Active NorCal

I'm frequently amazed by how many NorCal locals have not visited Shasta Caverns. Then again, Parisians are seldom found in the Louvre. more

Jul 14, 2017 3:00 PM Outdoors


Michael McCullough

Adventure extraordinaire Cameron Lievense recently spelunked the Catacombs at Lava Beds National Monument in Modoc County. He brought his GoPro along to document the experience... more

Dec 2, 2015 10:37 AM Blog