This moderate out-and-back hike in the Sacramento River Bend Area is six and a half miles with 500’ elevation gain. We’ll hike through varied landscapes, meandering along a bluff overlooking the Sacramento River with excellent views of Lassen Peak. After a short climb up to Paynes Creek Point, we’ll eat lunch and enjoy more views. We’ll look and listen for birds (perhaps we’ll see the beautiful Lewis’s Woodpecker), and learn about the flora and fauna along our path. The return route takes us through the picturesque Perry Ravine.