Coming Events at HCCP - Fall, 2017

October 7, 2017 (Sat.) 10 a.m. - “GOLD RUSH HISTORY WALK”

The community of Horsetown was established near the second major gold discovery in California at Reading’s Bar on Clear Creek during the gold rush of 1849.   Enjoy a pleasant fall walk with a view of that site with Cathy Scott, Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve Board member.  Learn about our local gold rush history and Horsetown.  Bring some friends and walking shoes.  Meet at the HCCP parking area on Clear Creek Road, about 7 miles west of highway 273, west of the Clear Creek Bridge. 

October 14 (Sat.) 9 a.m. - “AUTUMN NATURAL HISTORY WALK”

Enjoy a pleasant fall morning walking on the Cloverdale property with Don Neptune, HCCP Board member.  Come explore with us and enjoy spectacular views of the Clear Creek canyon. The event will offer a rich mix of fresh air, natural beauty and a healthy dose of walking.  Bring water– this should be a fascinating walk of approximately 3 hours!   Meet at the BLM Cloverdale Trailhead, between Placer & Clear Creek Rd.

October 21 (Sat.) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. “RETURN OF THE SALMON FESTIVAL”

Join us at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery for a fun filled and educational day.  For more information and directions visit

October 28 (Sat.) 9 a.m. - “SEARCH FOR THE SPAWNING SALMON” 

Join Department of Fish & Wildlife biologist Matt Johnson for a walk along Clear Creek to observe spawning salmon – up close!  Get up-to-date information about restoration projects on Clear Creek designed to help the salmon and the status of salmon runs in Clear Creek.  Don’t miss this chance for a personal guided tour.  This moderate walk should have it all – exercise, natural beauty, salmon, and intriguing information.  Bring polarized sun glasses for better visibility into the water and wear walking shoes.  Meet at the Gold Dredge Trailhead on Clear Creek Road about 2 miles west of highway 273, just west of Sunrise Excavating. 

November 5 (Sun.) 1 p.m. - “ACORNS: A NATIVE AMERICAN STAPLE”

Native Wintu herbalist Ted Dawson will discuss the acorn, from harvest to food items.  You’ll be invited to join in grinding acorns with mortar and pestle and be rewarded with the best acorn dishes in Shasta County.  You’re probably aware that acorns were a staple food of the Native Americans of California, but there’s more.  Bring the family.  Meet at the HCCP parking area on Clear Creek Road, about 7 miles west of highway 273, west of the Clear Creek Bridge.

ALL events will meet at the HCCP parking area on Clear Creek Road, just west of the Clear Creek


Children are welcome at all of our events and all events are free of charge.

See our website home page for a trail map and coming events. Contact for more information. Also Like us on Facebook. An anonymous donor has offered a reward of $500 for a photograph of Horsetown. If you have one, please contact Dottie Simth, the Shasta Historical Society or Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve. For more information see the Redding Record Searchlight article Travelin' in Time: Wanted: photo of Horsetown, reward offered. Download an Event Schedule Current Coming Events (in pdf format) Fall, 2017 154 kB Past Event Calendars Spring, 2017 119 kB Fall, 2016 233 kB Spring, 2016 396 kB Fall, 2015 196 kB