Mount Eddy and Deadfall Lakes Trail

Mount Shasta, California

Mount Eddy and Deadfall Lakes Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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, flattened top of this peak, and who’s to argue? There’s no argument when it comes to shouldering a pack into the Deadfall Lakes Basin, where man and beast can find cool, clear waters to swim, and humans can chase rainbow and brook trout in Lower and Middle Deadfall Lakes. This is a great destination for families with younger children, since the trail gains little elevation to and from the basin. It’s the hike to the peak that will have adventurers wheezing."

Mount Eddy and Deadfall Lakes Trail Reviews

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7/19/2009
Easy trail with good views & wonderful lakes for swimming when its hot. Very popular area on summer weekends.
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7/18/2009
We began early in the morning, while it was still only 85 degrees. The trail is a beauty, well maintained and offering views on views. The wild flowers were spectacular. Easily achieved the second lake. The third was a bit of a push. Others in the party continued up to Mt. Eddy, while we went back to the second lake to cool off, since the temps had reached 3 digits. Beautiful hike. The pictures from Mt. Eddy made me jealous. Next time!
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Trail Information

Mount Shasta
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
9
Distance
2,850 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
6 hours or overnight
Duration
Best Early July through mid-October
Season
6,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,025 feet
Top Elevation
Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Mount Shasta Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Eddy, South China
Local Maps
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