Mount Shasta Waterfalls Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Nowhere along the entire length of I-5 will you find anything that so totally dominates the scenery as Mount Shasta. At 14,162 feet, this dormant volcano and its perennially snowcapped peak can be seen towering above the other mountains from many miles away. The Native American tribes considered Mount Shasta a sacred place, as do many New Age groups and cults today, because of its perceived cosmic energies. Some groups claim the mountain is home to the fabled underground city of Telos. Another version holds that it is home to the Lemurians, a species capable of transforming themselves between a material and spiritual state at will. Still others speak of UFOs and an extraterrestrial haven. There are plenty of other legends and theories surrounding Mount Shasta, but whether you buy into the spiritual side or not, it is one impressive mountain. I-5 passes right by, so you could not miss Mount Shasta even if you tried (that is, unless it is cloaked in fog as occasionally happens). Topographic maps show multiple unnamed waterfalls on various creeks that flow down Mount Shasta’s slopes, but only the following have established trails. Hiking off established trails is not recommended; it is very easy to get lost in the Mount Shasta Wilderness. This trail guide contains descriptions of the following trails: Whitney Falls, Coquette Falls, Mud Creek Falls, and Ash Creek Falls."