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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06 Apr
April 6, 2024    
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
With a generous gift from Mother Nature in the way of rain, we are thrilled to put on a special hike this spring. Ryan Morris, […]
07 Apr
April 7, 2024    
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Come walk with David Ledger from the Native Plant Society and Shasta Environment Alliance. Enjoy the beauty of blooming wildflowers, the stimulation of a walk […]
14 Apr
April 14, 2024    
9:30 am – 11:30 am
bird photo by ebird Join Barbara Peck on a morning hike on the Cloverdale trails. She will lead the search for a Rufous-Crowned Sparrow, Pearly […]
20 Apr
April 20, 2024    
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop By Caldwell Park in Redding for this free event.  Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve, along with other groups, will have a booth.  This event sponsored […]
21 Apr
April 21, 2024    
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join local angler Mark Clausen as he discusses fly fishing and watch from the beach as he demonstrates the technique of casting a fly on […]
22 Apr
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 […]
27 Apr
April 27, 2024    
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join Ryan Morris and Jeremy Kelley from the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District (WSRCD) for an afternoon of education on the history and inner workings […]
28 Apr
April 28, 2024    
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join native Wintu Ted Dawson on a spring walk while he locates, identifies, and explains medicinal and general uses of native plants. Ted consulted and […]
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 […]
Events on April 6, 2024
06 Apr
6 Apr 24
Anderson
Events on April 7, 2024
Events on April 14, 2024
14 Apr
Events on April 20, 2024
20 Apr
20 Apr 24
Redding
Events on April 21, 2024
Events on April 22, 2024
Events on April 27, 2024
27 Apr
27 Apr 24
Anderson
Events on April 28, 2024
28 Apr
Events on May 4, 2024
Events on May 5, 2024
05 May

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.