Gray Butte Trail

Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California

Elevation Gain851ft
Trailhead Elevation7,444ft
Elevation Min/Max7444/8108ft
Elevation Start/End7444/7444ft

Gray Butte Trail

Gray Butte Trail is a hiking trail in Siskiyou County, California. It is within Shasta-Trinity National Forest. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 7,444 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 851 feet. The Panther Creek Campgrounds Trailhead Parking and Panther Meadows Campground and Trailhead Parking are near the trailhead. The trail ends near Gray Butte (elevation 8,009 feet). This trail connects with the following: Gray Butte / The Gate Trail.

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Hiking California's Mount Shasta Region (Falcon Guides)
Bubba Suess
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"This moderate trail to the top of Gray Butte has awesome scenery as it journeys through beautiful meadows and old-growth red fir and hemlock groves. Here are opportunities to observe some of Mount Shasta’s stunning backcountry geography before reaching Artist’s Point, one of the finest vistas in the Mount Shasta area. The view of Mount Shasta at sunset from the summit of Gray Butte is unforgettable. The mountain, in all its hulking glory, overshadows everything on the horizon. Gray Butte itself is a fine peak, rising like the prow of an old dreadnought from the dark forests that surround it. The trail to the summit of Gray Butte is one of the shortest and easiest trails on Mount Shasta. Despite its relative ease, it is not without charm and great scenery." Read more

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Trail Information

Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Nearby City
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Mount Shasta Ranger District, 204 W. Alma St., Mount Shasta, CA 96067; (530) 926-4511;
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Dec 2018