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Glass Mountain Trail

Glass Mountain Trail

Glass Mountain Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tulelake, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until September.

Category: Medium

Distance: 4.9 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,082 feet

Route Type: Out & Back

Directions: From 1-5 N, take exit 736 to merge onto CA-89 S/Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway toward McCloud. Turn left onto Harris Spring Road/Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. After 4.4 miles, turn right onto Medicine Lake Road. Stay on this road for 25 miles, then take a right onto U.S. Forest Service Road 97. Continue on for 5.4 miles, until this road turns into Usfs 43 N 53. Turn left onto Tionesta Road. Trailhead will be on your left.

Highlights: Scenic views of Tulelake, excellent bird watching in summer

Photo Credit: Summit Post – Glass Mountain (mrchad9)


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Glass Mountain Trail

Glass Mountain Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tulelake, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until September.

Category: Medium

Distance: 4.9 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,082 feet

Route Type: Out & Back

Directions: From 1-5 N, take exit 736 to merge onto CA-89 S/Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway toward McCloud. Turn left onto Harris Spring Road/Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. After 4.4 miles, turn right onto Medicine Lake Road. Stay on this road for 25 miles, then take a right onto U.S. Forest Service Road 97. Continue on for 5.4 miles, until this road turns into Usfs 43 N 53. Turn left onto Tionesta Road. Trailhead will be on your left.

Highlights: Scenic views of Tulelake, excellent bird watching in summer

Photo Credit: Summit Post – Glass Mountain (mrchad9)