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Helen Lake and Mt. Shasta Trail

Helen Lake and Mt. Shasta Trail

Helen Lake and Mount Shasta Trail is a 6.6 mile out and back trail located near Mt Shasta, California and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from December until February.

Category: Difficult

Distance: 6.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 2,529 feet

Route Type: Out and Back

Directions: From 1-5 N, take exit 738 toward Central Mt. Shasta. Turn right onto W Lake St. (signs for Central Mt. Shasta). Continue straight for a half mile to stay on W Lake St. Take a slight left onto N Washington Drive, then continue straight onto County Hwy A10/N Washington Drive for 11.1 miles. Trailhead will be on the left.

Highlights: Stunning views of Mt. Shasta/Siskiyou, great for snowshoeing

Photo Credit: Helen Lake AllTrails (Kyle Pickering)


(530) 926-4511 (Mount Shasta Ranger Station)

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Helen Lake and Mt. Shasta Trail

Helen Lake and Mount Shasta Trail is a 6.6 mile out and back trail located near Mt Shasta, California and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from December until February.

Category: Difficult

Distance: 6.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 2,529 feet

Route Type: Out and Back

Directions: From 1-5 N, take exit 738 toward Central Mt. Shasta. Turn right onto W Lake St. (signs for Central Mt. Shasta). Continue straight for a half mile to stay on W Lake St. Take a slight left onto N Washington Drive, then continue straight onto County Hwy A10/N Washington Drive for 11.1 miles. Trailhead will be on the left.

Highlights: Stunning views of Mt. Shasta/Siskiyou, great for snowshoeing

Photo Credit: Helen Lake AllTrails (Kyle Pickering)