View of Clear Creek in Redding taken from Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve

Welcome to Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve!

Explore The
Great Outdoors

We are a 27-acre, 501(c)3 non-profit nature preserve that is run entirely by volunteers. One of our primary goals is to protect and restore the natural beauty of Clear Creek in Redding, CA. We offer a variety of day-use activities like hiking and picnicking, as well as free interpretive events in the spring and fall. We hope you enjoy your visit!

Board members standing in front of a wooden Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve sign, with a blue Special Event sign hanging below the wood.

Spring & Fall Events

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

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04 May
May 4, 2024    
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Horsetown–Clear Creek Preserve alongside Fish Biologists from the US. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to learn more about their juvenile salmon conservation and monitoring […]
05 May
May 5, 2024    
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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 […]
11 May
May 11, 2024    
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Our friends at Redding Trail Alliance are hosting this event, which is completely free for both booth hosts and participants. (for more about this organization, […]
18 May
May 18, 2024    
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
In 1849, a group of hopeful prospectors arrived at the site of Reading’s Bar on Clear Creek, and by 1850 the census identified 1,000 inhabitants […]
27 May
Are you passionate about making a positive impact on our community? Do you believe that collective action can drive meaningful change? We invite you to […]
Events on May 4, 2024
Events on May 5, 2024
05 May
Events on May 11, 2024
Events on May 18, 2024
18 May
Events on May 27, 2024

All events (unless otherwise noted) will meet at the HCCP parking area on Clear Creek Road, just west of the Clear Creek Bridge.

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Newsletter features updates about the preserve and a full calendar of upcoming events.

    Find Your Destination

    Explore the wide variety of native and introduced plant life within the preserve.

    There are 4 different trails to choose from, ranging from .6 to 1.3 miles, for all abilities.

    Trail maintenance, Adopt-A-Highway cleanup, and board meetings are a few ways to get involved.

    All donations are tax-deductible under 501(c)3. We accept PayPal and Thrivent.