Mount Eddy and the Deadfall Lakes

Mount Shasta, California 96067

Mount Eddy and the Deadfall Lakes

Mount Eddy and the Deadfall Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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"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 be the most dramatic vista in the northernmost part of California. Mount Eddy may not be a well- known mountain, but it deserves far more recognition than the scant little it gets. In terms of the region’s geography, the peak holds many
important positions.

It is not only the highest point in the Trinity Divide, one of the easternmost of the Klamath Mountains’ subranges, but at 9,025 feet is also the tallest peak in the entire Klamath Mountain range. Incidentally, it is also the highest summit in the coterminous forty-eight states west of I-5. Not only is it a tall peak, it is also very prominent, rising more than 5,000 feet above the three rivers that flow around its base."

"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, flattened top of this peak, and who’s to argue?"

Mount Eddy and the Deadfall Lakes Reviews

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7/31/2006
An easy, level hike to midde Deadfall Lakes where springs kept fields of wildflowers blooming. Good campsites especially on the west and south side of the big lake. You start some serious elevation gain going to upper Deadfall Lake with the better campsites at the highest lake, which puts you closer to the real climb up Mt Eddy. After banging your toes in your boots on the descent, a soaking in the lake is highly recommended. Evidence of bears in the area but no sightings (we hung our food anyway)
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Trail Information

Mount Shasta
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
9.5
Distance
2,850 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
6 hours or overnight
Duration
Best early July through mid-October
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Mount Shasta Ranger District, Shasta - Trinity National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Mt. Eddy, South China
Local Maps

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Oct 2018