The Iron Canyon Trail is located just outside of Red Bluff on Highway 36. It's typically done as a 4-mile loop with the main attraction being a nice view of the Sacramento River as it makes a turn through Iron Canyon. Along the way, you also cross several other creeks and "mini-canyons." The trail is rocky at times so be sure to wear sturdy footwear. Dogs and bikes are allowed, camping is not.

Type: Hike, trail run or bike (not recommended)

Location: Highway 36 near Red Bluff

Duration: 1-2 hours

Distance: 4 miles

Drive time from campus: 45 minutes

Approx cost: $5 in gas

What you need: A car/, sturdy shoes, copy of map, water, and snacks

Experience level: Novice

Level of difficulty: Low