Redding is located at 40°35'11" North, 122°23'26" West (40.586389, -122.390556).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 59.63 mi2 (154.45 km2). 58.44 mi2 (151.35 km2) of it is land and 1.20 mi2 (3.10 km2) of it is covered by water. The total area is 2.01% water.
Redding is located in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) timezone, GMT-08:00. It observes Daylight Saving Time (DST).