South Gate Trail

Mount Shasta Wilderness, California

Elevation Gain403ft
Trailhead Elevation7,891ft
Elevation Min/Max7728/7934ft
Elevation Start/End7891/7891ft

South Gate Trail

South Gate Trail is a hiking trail in Siskiyou County, California. It is within Mount Shasta Wilderness. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 7,891 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 403 feet. The trail ends near the Gate Pass. This trail connects with the following: Old Ski Bowl / The Gate Trail and Gray Butte / The Gate Trail.

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Hiking Northern California (Falcon Guides)
Bubba Suess
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"This spectacular hike traverses the ?anks of majestic Mount Shasta, one of the most massive mountains in America. The trip to South Gate Meadow combines delicate meadows and barren volcanic terrain with spectacular vistas of glaciers and distant mountain ranges. Dominating the region that surrounds it like no other mountain in California, Mount Shasta is an utterly awe-inspiring landmark. Visible from more than 100 miles distant, the mountain thrusts upward into the sky like an enormous, solitary, icy spike. Due to its immensity, it is often hard to discern the scale of this mighty mountain. At 14,179 feet it is the fifth highest peak in California." Read more
Hiking California's Mount Shasta Region (Falcon Guides)
Bubba Suess
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"This hike is a fantastic trip through Mount Shasta’s barren volcanic landscape, leading to the largest and most beautiful meadow on the mountain. This trail has everything: distant views, towering crags, scenic valleys, beautiful creeks, and explosive wildflower displays. A wonderful loop is possible, which is quite possibly the best trip on the volcano." Read more

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Trail Information

Mount Shasta Wilderness
Nearby City
Mount Shasta Wilderness
Additional Use
Wildflowers, Waterfalls
Mount Shasta Ranger District, 204 W. Alma St., Mount Shasta, CA 96067; (530) 926-4511;
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Dec 2018