Redding, CA 96002
Ten signs along this 0.25 mile trail highlight the strange twists and turns this land has witnessed: from its history as an Indian Settlement, through its development as a private fishing retreat. The McCloud's shimmering, clear, green waters and its abundant trout fishery attracted the well-to-do from San Francisco, eventually including the William Randolph Hearst family.
Historic photographs on the trail signs provide a peek into the lifestyle of the Hearst's and into the lives of the caretakers of their river retreat. The stories of farming, orcharding, and the fishing in the area are also told. Pick-up a leaflet about Ah-Di-Na's history from the McCloud Ranger Station. The land was acquired by the Forest Service in 1965. In 1990, an old log cabin at Ah-Di-Na was reconstructed by the Forest Service and volunteers. Traditional tools such as broad axes, log tongs, draw knives, and various chisels and sledges were used in the restoration work.