Mount Shasta, CA Trails and Parks

Mount Shasta has 69 trails in the vicinity, including 50 hiking trails and 10 for backpacking. These trails range from 0.7 to 548 miles in length. The most popular trails are Mount Shasta Summit, The Mount Shasta Treeline Circumnavigation (Backpacking) and Toad Lake Trail. Trails.com member Frank T. recently completed Seven Lakes Basin.
  • Mount Eddy and Deadfall Lakes Trail

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    Most people in the north state give snowmelt from the flanks of Mount Eddy the nod as the headwaters of the Sacramento River, at 384 miles the longest river in California. One look from the windswept, ...
    •  6 hours or overnight
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Most people in the north state give snowmelt from the flanks of Mount Eddy the nod as the headwaters of the Sacramento River, ...

  • Mount Shasta

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    The highest point in Northern California. You’ll find mixed terrain, from forest to rocky slopes to snowfields. This is a long, physical trek, all the more satisfying for the effort needed to ...
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    The highest point in Northern California. You’ll find mixed terrain, from forest to rocky slopes to snowfields. This is a ...

  • Mount Shasta Summit

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    At 14,162 feet, Mount Shasta is the undisputed mountain king of Northern California. Looming 10,000 feet above its surroundings, Mount Shasta reigns as the dominant peak in Northern California. ...
    •  12 hours plus or 2 days
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    At 14,162 feet, Mount Shasta is the undisputed mountain king of Northern California. Looming 10,000 feet above its surroundings, ...

  • Castle Lake to Heart Lake and Mount Bradley Ridge

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    Glaciers sculpted the Castle Lake landscape. This hike gives you summer swimming in alpine lakes, opportunities to wander through lush meadows, and spectacular views of major California mountains, ...
    •  5 hours or 2 days
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Glaciers sculpted the Castle Lake landscape. This hike gives you summer swimming in alpine lakes, opportunities to wander ...

  • Mount Eddy and the Deadfall Lakes

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    This hike features amazing wildflower displays and stupendous views from Mount Eddy’s summit. You’ll also visit the Deadfall Lakes, each surrounded by colorful metamorphic rocks.
    •  6 hours or overnight
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike features amazing wildflower displays and stupendous views from Mount Eddy’s summit. You’ll also visit the Deadfall ...

  • Gateway Trail

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    Climbing the lower slopes just outside of Mount Shasta City, the Gateway Trail offers beautiful views of Mount Shasta and the surrounding mountains for little effort. Just minutes away from downtown, ...
    •  4 hours
    •  6.9 miles

    Climbing the lower slopes just outside of Mount Shasta City, the Gateway Trail offers beautiful views of Mount Shasta and ...

  • Spring Hill

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    This is a surprisingly long trail up Spring Hill, a prominent butte at the north end of Mount Shasta City. Vistas on the summit plateau offer great views of the Trinity Divide, Strawberry Valley, ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3.0 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a surprisingly long trail up Spring Hill, a prominent butte at the north end of Mount Shasta City. Vistas on the ...

  • Elsa Rupp Preserve

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    This short, easy hike explores a small forest preserve on the outskirts of Mount Shasta City. Though the primeval forest is beautiful, the real draw of this hike is the presence of Big Springs ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This short, easy hike explores a small forest preserve on the outskirts of Mount Shasta City. Though the primeval forest ...

  • Ney Springs Creek

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    This short hike enters a lush canyon; home to nineteenth-century ruins, a welldeveloped rock climbing area, a crashing creek, and a beautiful waterfall. Using an old dirt road as a trail, the ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This short hike enters a lush canyon; home to nineteenth-century ruins, a welldeveloped rock climbing area, a crashing creek, ...

  • Mount Eddy and Deadfall Lakes

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    Most Northern Californians give snowmelt from the flanks of Mount Eddy the nod as the headwaters of the Sacramento River, at 384 miles the longest river in California. One look from the windswept, ...
    •  6 hours or overnight
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Most Northern Californians give snowmelt from the flanks of Mount Eddy the nod as the headwaters of the Sacramento River, ...

  • Castle and Heart Lakes

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    Since 1968, students from the University of California at Davis have been studying Castle Lake in the area of limnology, from the Greek word limne, which means “marsh” or “lake.”
    •  3 hours or overnight
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Since 1968, students from the University of California at Davis have been studying Castle Lake in the area of limnology, ...

  • Mount Shasta Waterfalls

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    Nowhere along the entire length of I-5 will you find anything that so totally dominates the scenery as Mount Shasta. At 14,162 feet, this dormant volcano and its perennially snowcapped peak can ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Nowhere along the entire length of I-5 will you find anything that so totally dominates the scenery as Mount Shasta. At 14,162 ...

  • Horse Camp

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    This walk through the forested lower slopes of Mount Shasta is the first portion of the climb to the mountain’s summit, which stands at 14,162 feet. Shasta is volcanic in origin and rises like ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This walk through the forested lower slopes of Mount Shasta is the first portion of the climb to the mountain’s summit, which ...

  • Heart Lake

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    Just north of Castle Crags Wilderness, tiny Heart Lake perches among boulders and trees high above Castle Lake. The massif of Mt. Shasta looms beyond, a great geographic transition easily observed ...
    •  1–2 hours
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Just north of Castle Crags Wilderness, tiny Heart Lake perches among boulders and trees high above Castle Lake. The massif ...

  • Seven Lakes Basin

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    Mount Shasta to the left, the Trinity Alps to the right—it doesn’t get any better than this. This hike gives you the best of the Klamath Mountains with little effort. You’ll have 360-degree panoramas ...
    •  5 hours or 2 days
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Shasta to the left, the Trinity Alps to the right—it doesn’t get any better than this. This hike gives you the best ...

  • Black Butte

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    To those traveling I-5 in far Northern California, Black Butte looms as a dark, impossibly steep visage rising 2,400 feet less than a mile away. Surprisingly, a moderately graded trail can take ...
    •  4 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    To those traveling I-5 in far Northern California, Black Butte looms as a dark, impossibly steep visage rising 2,400 feet ...

  • Panther Meadows, Squaw Meadows, and Gray Butte

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    These three trails on the middle slopes of Mount Shasta take you through the beauty of delicate meadows, through the quiet of a red fir forest, and to the top of Gray Butte for excellent views ...
    •  5 hours
    •  8.7 miles
    •  Guide

    These three trails on the middle slopes of Mount Shasta take you through the beauty of delicate meadows, through the quiet ...

  • Mount Shasta Loop

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    This trail travels easy, graded forest roads on the east side of Mount Shasta before swinging around the south side of the mountain to finish in the town of Mount Shasta. Although most of the ...
    •  Easy
    •  3 hours
    •  31.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail travels easy, graded forest roads on the east side of Mount Shasta before swinging around the south side of the ...

  • Toad Lake Trail

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    The long climb to Toad Lake follows a snaking path above the South Fork of the Sacramento River, starting at an approximate elevation of 3,700 feet. The trail also crosses the Middle Fork of ...
    •  Moderate
    •  1 hour
    •  10.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The long climb to Toad Lake follows a snaking path above the South Fork of the Sacramento River, starting at an approximate ...

  • Treeline Circumnavigation of Mount Shasta (Backpacking)

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    When John Muir, America’s most eloquent and far-traveled naturalist, first caught sight of Shasta from the Sacramento River canyon in 1875, he exclaimed, “. . . I was fifty miles away and afoot, ...
    •  5-7 days
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    When John Muir, America’s most eloquent and far-traveled naturalist, first caught sight of Shasta from the Sacramento River ...

  • Deadfall Lakes, Mount Eddy, and the Sacramento Headwaters (Backpacking)

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    Running from subalpine lakes and meadows to transition forest and chaparral, this hike tours the botanically rich northernmost Trinity Mountains on a crossing from the Trinity to Sacramento river ...
    •  2-3 days
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Running from subalpine lakes and meadows to transition forest and chaparral, this hike tours the botanically rich northernmost ...

  • The Mount Shasta Treeline Circumnavigation (Backpacking)

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    When John Muir, America’s most eloquent and far-traveled naturalist, first caught sight of Shasta from the Sacramento River canyon in 1875, he exclaimed, “...I was fifty miles away and afoot, ...
    •  5-7 days
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    When John Muir, America’s most eloquent and far-traveled naturalist, first caught sight of Shasta from the Sacramento River ...

  • Mount Shasta Loop

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    Since 14, 162 foot Mount Shasta is a designated wilderness area, you cannot bike on the mountain itself. This route, however, will get you close to the mountain and allow you a good look at ...
    •  65 miles
    •  Guide

    Since 14, 162 foot Mount Shasta is a designated wilderness area, you cannot bike on the mountain itself. This route, however, ...

  • Heart Lake

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    Climbing from the shores of large Castle Lake to the rocky bowl of tiny Heart Lake leads hikers into a world of rugged cliffs, small ponds, and delicate meadows overshadowed by an incomparable ...
    •  1-2 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Climbing from the shores of large Castle Lake to the rocky bowl of tiny Heart Lake leads hikers into a world of rugged cliffs, ...

  • Mount Eddy

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    Mount Shasta, CA

    This incredible hike through red and yellow mountains journeys through lush meadows, past beautiful lakes in a glacial valley, and to the top of an ultra-prominent peak that boasts what might ...
    •  4-5 hours
    •  3.2-8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This incredible hike through red and yellow mountains journeys through lush meadows, past beautiful lakes in a glacial valley, ...