Castle Lake to Heart Lake and Mount Bradley Ridge

Mount Shasta, California 96067

Castle Lake to Heart Lake and Mount Bradley Ridge

Castle Lake to Heart Lake and Mount Bradley Ridge Professional Review and Guide

"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, including Mount Shasta. Most hikers do the trek in 1 day, but you can certainly camp near Heart Lake or in the forest past Little Castle Lake."

Castle Lake to Heart Lake and Mount Bradley Ridge Reviews

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7/5/2005
Nice overnight trip. The views of Shasta are up close and plentiful. The campsite in the forest past Little Castle Lake is enormous - large enough for about 20 tents. Very easy access from the I-5. Mosquitos were more abundant than in most places I've visited.
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Trail Information

Mount Shasta
Nearby City
7
Distance
1,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
5 hours or 2 days
Duration
Best mid-May through late October
Season
Mount Shasta Ranger District, Shasta - Trinity National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Seven Lakes Basin, Dunsmuir; USFS Castle Crags Wilderness
Local Maps

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Oct 2018