Inks Creek Point


3.7 miles  350' elevation gain

best season: 
but not if snow below:

1:00 drive

dogs welcome

April 2022
The new Jellys Ferry Bridge (over the Sacramento River) is now open (one lane). It is beautifully designed with architectural detail in color and patterns complementing the landscape

A short hike through grassy hills to the Sacramento River, and then up to a fine view at Inks Creek Point.

 You can see Lassen Peak in the distance, and the great bends on the Sacramento River below you. 

May see Tundra Swans, Snow Geese, Great White Egrets, and other waterbirds.  Western Meadowlarks, especially in Spring.

Look for otters in the River.

Some wildflowers, especially in March and early April.

Overgrows with prickly grasses by mid May.

This hike is in Sacramento River Bend Area; owned by the public, managed by Redding Field Office of Bureau of Land Management. Backpacking welcomed.

Calif. Campfire Permit required for backpacking stoves and campfires.  Redding Bureau of Land Management campfire restrictions here

Inks Creek Point campsite

current weather forecast

Street View of trailhead


Maps  Apr 2021 edition

Avenza version

Adobe PDF version

KML track of hike