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Deadfall Lakes – Sisson-Callahan National Recreation Trail

Deadfall Lakes – Sisson-Callahan National Recreation Trail

The Sisson-Callahan Trail (SCT) is the longest trail in the Mount Shasta area, with the sole (and obviously significant) exception of the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail measures a little over 9 miles from the trailhead near the confluence of the North Fork of the Sacramento River with the river’s main fork, to the junction of the SCT with the PCT. Over the course of its journey, the trail follows a beautiful, wild river, passes through narrow canyons, traverses a large meadow complex, climbs out of a rugged, rarely seen canyon and descends through the Deadfall Lakes Basin, one of the prettiest spots in the region.

Category: Medium

Distance: 9.1 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,545 feet

Route Type: Out & Back

Directions: From 1-5 N, take exit 751 toward Edgewood/Gazelle. Turn left on Edgewood Rd. Turn right onto Stewart Springs Rd in .4 miles. Turn left to stay on Stewart Springs Rd. in 3.9 miles. Finally, turn right onto Forest Rte 42N17. Your destination will be on the left.

Highlights: Observe the Pacific Crest Trail that intersects Siskiyou County, beautiful canyon views

Photo Credit: Hike Mt. Shasta – Deadfall Lakes (Bubba Suess)


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Deadfall Lakes – Sisson-Callahan National Recreation Trail

The Sisson-Callahan Trail (SCT) is the longest trail in the Mount Shasta area, with the sole (and obviously significant) exception of the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail measures a little over 9 miles from the trailhead near the confluence of the North Fork of the Sacramento River with the river’s main fork, to the junction of the SCT with the PCT. Over the course of its journey, the trail follows a beautiful, wild river, passes through narrow canyons, traverses a large meadow complex, climbs out of a rugged, rarely seen canyon and descends through the Deadfall Lakes Basin, one of the prettiest spots in the region.

Category: Medium

Distance: 9.1 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,545 feet

Route Type: Out & Back

Directions: From 1-5 N, take exit 751 toward Edgewood/Gazelle. Turn left on Edgewood Rd. Turn right onto Stewart Springs Rd in .4 miles. Turn left to stay on Stewart Springs Rd. in 3.9 miles. Finally, turn right onto Forest Rte 42N17. Your destination will be on the left.

Highlights: Observe the Pacific Crest Trail that intersects Siskiyou County, beautiful canyon views

Photo Credit: Hike Mt. Shasta – Deadfall Lakes (Bubba Suess)