Castella, CA Trails and Parks

Castella has 16 trails in the vicinity, including 12 hiking trails and 2 for campgrounds. These trails range from 1 to 99.8 miles in length. The most popular trails are Castle Crags State Park: Indian Creek Nature Trail, Pacific Crest Trail to Burstarse Falls and Castle Creek and Horse Heaven Meadow Trail. Trails.com member Chiara A. recently completed Pacific Crest Trail to Burstarse Falls.
  • River Trail

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    Castella, CA

    This easy stroll along a stretch of the Sacramento River is a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours enjoying the river and the riparian habitat along the south bank. Anglers have plenty of ...
    •  3 miles
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    This easy stroll along a stretch of the Sacramento River is a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours enjoying the river ...

  • Flume Trail, PCT, and Bobs Hat Trail Loop

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    Castella, CA

    The trails highlighted in this trip are most popular with thru-hikers on their way from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. Otherwise, these trails don’t receive much attention, which ...
    •  7 miles
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    The trails highlighted in this trip are most popular with thru-hikers on their way from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest ...

  • Crags Trail to Castle Dome

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    Castella, CA

    The dramatic, well-named Castle Crags are seen by thousands of disinterested motorists streaming down Interstate 5 every day. Far, far fewer souls turn off the highway to take a closer look, ...
    •  6 miles
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    The dramatic, well-named Castle Crags are seen by thousands of disinterested motorists streaming down Interstate 5 every ...

  • Root Creek

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    Castella, CA

    A cool, forested journey on gently graded tread leads to lovely Root Creek just inside the southeast corner of Castle Crags Wilderness. Springtime hikers will delight in the colorful wildflowers, ...
    •  2.2 miles
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    A cool, forested journey on gently graded tread leads to lovely Root Creek just inside the southeast corner of Castle Crags ...

  • Castle Crags to Etna Summit

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    Castella, CA

    Section P arbitrarily begins at the west side of an Interstate 5 onrampofframp, the next one north of the Castle Crags State Park exit. You enter by a locked gate, and immediately turn left (south) ...
    •  99.8 miles
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    Section P arbitrarily begins at the west side of an Interstate 5 onrampofframp, the next one north of the Castle Crags State ...

  • Pacific Crest Trail to Burstarse Falls

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    Castella, CA

    This snippet of the mighty Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a few miles west of Castle Crags State Park. The portion to Burstarse Falls leads through a stunning section of the Trinity Mountains with ...
    •  3 hours
    •  4.8 miles
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    This snippet of the mighty Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a few miles west of Castle Crags State Park. The portion to Burstarse ...

  • Castle Crags State Park: Indian Creek Nature Trail

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    Castella, CA

    Castle Crags State Park’s Indian Creek Nature Trail is an interesting little loop full of information on the history and life of the region. The easy 1-mile trail travels though a thick forest ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
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    Castle Crags State Park’s Indian Creek Nature Trail is an interesting little loop full of information on the history and ...

  • Castle Creek and Horse Heaven Meadow Trail

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    Castella, CA

    It doesn’t happen often, but when bustling Castle Creek’s boulders become billowy snow pillows, a snowshoer is in for a special treat. Here’s a wild yet peaceful route far from the hurried crowds, ...
    •  2–7 hours or overnight
    •  14 miles
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    It doesn’t happen often, but when bustling Castle Creek’s boulders become billowy snow pillows, a snowshoer is in for a special ...

  • Sacramento River

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    Castella, CA

    The Sacramento River, California’s longest and largest, begins in the Trinity Divide just west of Mount Shasta. Below Lake Siskiyou and the Box Canyon of the Sacramento, there are very few places ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.6 miles
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    The Sacramento River, California’s longest and largest, begins in the Trinity Divide just west of Mount Shasta. Below Lake ...

  • Flume Trail

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    Castella, CA

    Without demanding too much effort, the Flume Trail offers hikers a good introduction to the Castle Crags. Beautiful creeks, human history, lovely forests, and sweeping vistas all combine to make ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.8 miles
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    Without demanding too much effort, the Flume Trail offers hikers a good introduction to the Castle Crags. Beautiful creeks, ...

  • Castle Dome

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    Castella, CA

    The hike up to Castle Dome is the only trail to climb into the granite wonderland of the Castle Crags. While the other trails in the Crags afford hikers great views of the splendid spires, they ...
    •  4 hours
    •  6.0 miles
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    The hike up to Castle Dome is the only trail to climb into the granite wonderland of the Castle Crags. While the other trails ...

  • Root Creek

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    Castella, CA

    Root Creek Falls is one of the great waterfalls of the Mount Shasta area. The cataract pours over several tall tiers cut through a narrow granite chute. Towering high overhead is the mighty ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5.0 miles
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    Root Creek Falls is one of the great waterfalls of the Mount Shasta area. The cataract pours over several tall tiers cut ...

  • Lower Burstarse Falls

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    Castella, CA

    Carve two notches in the hiking stick for this route, one for reaching the seasonal waterfall and the second for completing a short section of the storied Pacific Crest Trail. The Pacific Crest ...
    •  5- 7 hours
    •  5.2 miles
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    Carve two notches in the hiking stick for this route, one for reaching the seasonal waterfall and the second for completing ...

  • Castle Dome

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    Castella, CA

    A good warm-up before climbing Mount Shasta—or a good cool-down the day after a Shasta ascent. Surreal granitic terrain, where sharp cliffs alternate with rounded bulges. This climb is of an ...
    •  6 miles
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    A good warm-up before climbing Mount Shasta—or a good cool-down the day after a Shasta ascent. Surreal granitic terrain, ...

  • Gumboat Lake And Castle Lake Campgrounds

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    Castella, CA

    The towering white peak of Mount Shasta stands center stage in far north-central California, gathering attention from every direction and vantage point. And while there are great outdoor opportunities ...
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    The towering white peak of Mount Shasta stands center stage in far north-central California, gathering attention from every ...

  • Castle Crags State Park Campground

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    Castella, CA

    Just when you think the view can’t get better going north on 1nterstate 5 from Redding past Lake Shasta, beside the deep gorge of the Upper Sacramento River and toward the mammoth view of 14,000-foot ...
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    Just when you think the view can’t get better going north on 1nterstate 5 from Redding past Lake Shasta, beside the deep ...