Root Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Castle Crags Wilderness and Castle Crags State Park. It is a mile long and begins at 2,592 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 86 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms and parking.
Root Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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, including columbines, lady slippers, tiger lilies, western azaleas, and several varieties of orchids. Flowering dogwoods offer additional color, from changing leaves in autumn to white flowers in spring. Root Creek is a fine spot for a picnic lunch or for simply admiring nature’s handiwork."
--Mark White, A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity (Wilderness Press).
"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 spire of Castle Dome, elevating the scene to the sublime. While the falls are the highlight, most of the hike is a pleasant trip through the woods."
--Bubba Suess, Hiking California's Mount Shasta Region (Falcon Guides).
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