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Scott Mountain

Scott Mountain

Despite being blessed with rugged peaks, unusual but scenic geology, a fine compliment of lakes and meadows and relatively easy access, the Scott Mountains remain one of the lesser known ranges in the Mount Shasta region. The reasons for the range’s obscurity are many, but chief among them are simply being overwhelmed be the presence of Mount Shasta. Add to that the great beauty of the nearby Trinity Divide and the Divide’s exceptionally easy access from I-5 and it is easy to understand how an entire mountain range could go unnoticed. Those in search of alpine beauty and solitude will find these things in the Scott Mountains.

Category: Difficult

Distance: 19.7 miles

Elevation Gain: 3,756 feet

Route Type: Point to Point

Directions: From 1-5 N, take exit 751 toward Edgewood/Gazelle. Turn left onto Edgewood Road. Turn right onto Stewart Springs Road. For 7 miles, continue straight onto Old Hwy 99. After 25 miles, turn left onto Gazelle Callahan Road. Merge onto CA-3 N. After 5.8 miles, turn left onto Callahan-Cecilville Rd. Continue on this road for 2.1 miles until it becomes Fh 903. Trailhead will be on the left.

Highlights: Part of the Pacific Crest Trail, great views of Forks of Salmon

Photo Credit: Hike Mt. Shasta – Scott Mountain Trails (Bubba Suess)


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Scott Mountain

Despite being blessed with rugged peaks, unusual but scenic geology, a fine compliment of lakes and meadows and relatively easy access, the Scott Mountains remain one of the lesser known ranges in the Mount Shasta region. The reasons for the range’s obscurity are many, but chief among them are simply being overwhelmed be the presence of Mount Shasta. Add to that the great beauty of the nearby Trinity Divide and the Divide’s exceptionally easy access from I-5 and it is easy to understand how an entire mountain range could go unnoticed. Those in search of alpine beauty and solitude will find these things in the Scott Mountains.

Category: Difficult

Distance: 19.7 miles

Elevation Gain: 3,756 feet

Route Type: Point to Point

Directions: From 1-5 N, take exit 751 toward Edgewood/Gazelle. Turn left onto Edgewood Road. Turn right onto Stewart Springs Road. For 7 miles, continue straight onto Old Hwy 99. After 25 miles, turn left onto Gazelle Callahan Road. Merge onto CA-3 N. After 5.8 miles, turn left onto Callahan-Cecilville Rd. Continue on this road for 2.1 miles until it becomes Fh 903. Trailhead will be on the left.

Highlights: Part of the Pacific Crest Trail, great views of Forks of Salmon

Photo Credit: Hike Mt. Shasta – Scott Mountain Trails (Bubba Suess)