Healthy Shasta Walks

Why Walk?

Did you know you can meet physical activity recommendations for better health by walking briskly for 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week? These bouts of physical activity can be broken into 10 minutes segments – such as walking during your break at work or walking 15 minutes of your commute each workday.

Healthy Shasta aims to encourage people to walk and bike more for both transportation and recreation while working behind the scenes to support the creation of environments that make bicycling and walking easier, safer and more convenient for transportation and recreation.

Hawaiian Island Hop Walking Challenge

Tour the islands of Hawaii without even getting on a plane by participating in this walking challenge!

From June 7th to July 1st, make it a goal to walk 8,000 steps daily and you’ll complete the virtual island hop challenge by walking 200,000 steps in total.

Sign up for the challenge by logging in to your Walker Tracker account (or registering HERE if you are a first time user), clicking on the “Challenges” tab, and clicking the ‘Join’ button next to the Hawaiian Island Hop Challenge.

Follow Healthy Shasta on social media for prize drawings every week and information on walking routes by the water to keep you cool.  Healthy Shasta | Facebook

Prizes include:

*Only Shasta County residents are eligible to win prizes.

Shasta Parks & Playgrounds Walking Challenge

Healthy Shasta is launching its latest walking challenge and this time it is based (virtually) right in our back yard. Starting March 1st you will be able to monitor your progress on a specially designed trek all around Shasta County’s playgrounds. From Fall River to Cottonwood and everywhere in between you will discover many playgrounds and parks that you never knew existed, true local gems hidden in plain sight.

This month-long challenge is a great way to do something good for yourself and something healthy with your family.  In order to complete the park routes, participants need to walk 7,000 steps every day in March. Everyone in Shasta County is invited to join.

You have until March 10th to sign up for this challenge! Visit You will be directed to the Walker Tracker page where you can start a free account. Once you have an account, download the app and “join” the Shasta Parks and Playgrounds Walking Challenge under the ‘Challenges’ tab. Make sure your pedometer is synced to Walker Tracker by March 1 and get moving. If you already have the Walker Tracker app, join the challenge through your app under the ‘Challenges’ tab. Step-by-step instructions with visuals can be found on our Facebook and Instagram page.

Along the way Healthy Shasta will be throwing out some gift cards and prizes such as passes to Turtle Bay, Shasta Caverns, the Redding Aquatic Center, and an annual Whiskeytown Pass. All walkers that finish the course will be awarded a great Sip/Snack Cup to enjoy at the playgrounds!

Who: This is an individual challenge, but parents, families, and anyone in Shasta County is encouraged to participate and stay active. (Must be 18 or older to sign up for the challenge on the Walker Tracker platform)

What: A walking challenge that takes you virtually through the parks and playgrounds of Shasta County. The challenge can be completed by walking 7,000 steps a day using your pedometer and linking it to the Walker Tracker App. First, sign up for free on the Walker Tracker page (, then download the Walker Tracker App on your smartphone, “join” the Shasta Playgrounds Walking Challenge, and link your personal pedometer (i.e. Fitbit or smartphone).

When: A month-long challenge starting March 1 and ending March 31, 2021.

Where: Walk anywhere you would like, but aim for 7,000 steps everyday to complete the challenge on time and receive a prize! Be sure to use your pedometer and link it to the Walker Tracker App to track your steps. You will virtually be able to see where you are along the Parks and Playgrounds path that spans from Fall River to Cottonwood!


Healthy Shasta Walks Passport

Start the New Year off on the right foot! Make the Healthy Shasta Walks Passport one of your new year’s resolutions starting January 1, 2021!  Stay tuned to our social media announcing the launch.

Prizes include:

*All winners have been contacted via email

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Healthy Shasta Walks Passport 2019 Challenge! Find the results here Healthy Shasta Walks Passport Results

Walktober 2020 Wrap Up

Walktober annual walking challenge was a huge success!  Many individuals won prizes for taking on extra challenges like walking a specific trail and just for being out there walking! Team captains earned socks for coordinating and motivating their team. If you were a team captain, contact Redding Recreation to pick up your socks at 225-4095.

Stay tuned for the next challenge, the Healthy Shasta Passport launching January 1st, 2021!

Walk to School 2020

This year students and their families were encouraged to walk throughout the month of October and track their steps. Students from 8 schools throughout Shasta County participated and6 students from 2 schools won Fitbits!

Why Walk to School?

Shasta Walks 2021Your Year

This is your year to set the pace and get moving for a happy, healthy life with Shasta Walks 2021. Explore our local trails and track your steps and join fun walking challenges throughout the year using the Walker Tracker app.

Follow us on our Healthy Shasta Facebook page for walking activities and healthy tips.

Local Challenges with Prizes

Several shorter challenges will be launched with community partners throughout the year and prizes will be awarded to those who meet their personal step goals. Challenges will be posted here and announced through social media. Stay tuned for our Local Parks Walking Challenge in Spring 2021. Walker Tracker will be used to track progress.

Walk with an Expert

These fun walking adventures highlighting our local area and health are postponed at this time due to COVID-19.

Healthy Shasta Walks Passport

The Walks Passport will be back! Stay tuned for the release after Walktober 2020!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Healthy Shasta Walks Passport 2019 Challenge! Find the results here Healthy Shasta Walks Passport Results

Walktober Challenge

Find the 2019 results here Walktober Challenge Results

Local Walking Guides

Find Places to Walk and People to Walk With

Starting a Walking Program

Are you interested in starting a walking program? Check out this video to learn more.

Find out more about Creating More Walkable Communities.