Fun things to do in the Shasta Cascade region of California include soaring above Shasta Valley in a hot air balloon, gliding down the slopes of Mt. Shasta, riding horseback to waterfalls in Lassen National Forest, renting a boat on one of many lakes in the region and other fun activities. Whether it be a day on a golf course or whitewater rafting on the Trinity River, the California Shasta Cascade has plenty of fun things to do.
Shasta Valley Balloons is located off Interstate 5 in Dunsmuir. They offer hot air balloon rides over Mt. Shasta and the immensely picturesque Shasta Valley. Enjoy a celebratory champagne brunch at the end of your flight. Flights depart from the Yreka-Montague Airport east of Yreka.
Shasta Valley Balloons
Montague, CA 96064
Hop on a Segway with Shasta Glide 'n Ride and tour the Sacramento River Trail. Watch for salmon, turtles and bald eagles as you pass over the world famous Sundial Bridge. Guided tours include a night tour, arboretum tour, garden tour and river tour. Located west of Interstate 5 off Highway 44 at Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding.
Shasta Glide 'n Ride
844 Sundial Bridge Drive
Redding, CA 96001
Take a helicopter tour with Air Shasta to picturesque sites like Sundial Bridge in Redding, Shasta Dam, Trinity Alps or your choice of location. Get the perfect shot that nobody has. See the Glory Hole at Whiskeytown Lake, the courthouse gallows of Old Shasta, secluded lakes & waterfalls and more. Located at the Redding Municipal Airport east of Interstate 5 off Knighton Road.
Redding Municipal Airport
3770 Flight Avenue
Redding, California 96002
Mt. Shasta is the most recognizable volcano in California. At over 14,000 feet, Mt. Shasta has a snow cap year round. The Mt. Shasta Board and Ski Park opens during the winter months for snowboarding, skiing and cross-country skiing. Check out our Snow Skiing page for more details on skiing Mt. Shasta and other Shasta Cascade resorts. MORE DETAILS
Horseback Riding is available from Burney to Quincy to Clear Lake. Whether looking for a ride through a lush National Park or to the shores of an Alpine lake, the Shasta Cascade region has stables to suit your interest.
Lakes with boating, fishing, water-skiing and more can be found throughout California's Shasta Cascade region. A few of these lakes also offer camping.
Houseboats are available at several lakes throughout Gold Country including Lake Shasta, Trinity Lake, Lake Oroville and Englebright Lake. Houseboats have all the amenities of modern motorhomes with several additions that can include a hot tub, patio deck with barbecue and diving platform and much more.
Kayak rentals, kayak tours and kayak lessons are offered throughout the Shasta Cascade from Mt. Shasta to Quincy. In addition to kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has become a popular activity. We also provide info for stand-up paddleboard rentals, paddleboard tours and paddleboard lessons. Peacefully explore the lakes of the Shasta Cascade. MORE DETAILS
Golf courses are abundant in the Shasta Cascade region from Klamath River to Olivehurst. Most of the courses in the Shasta Cascade are 9-hole courses, leaving plenty of time to enjoy other activities in addition.
Whitewater rafting is possible in several rivers in the Shasta Cascade. Join up with a river rafting outfitter and enjoy a family-friendly class III or a challenging class V with holes and falls.