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Castle Shore Trail – Eddy Mountain Range

Castle Shore Trail – Eddy Mountain Range

The Castle Lake Shore Trail begins at the north end of the large trailhead parking lot. Just past the trailhead sign there is a ranger’s cabin. It is seldom occupied. The path begins by passing through brush and rocks as it rounds a little finger of the lake. A small, grassy clearing lies just off the trail. When the water level is very high this area is flooded and part of the lake. As the water recedes, it forms a little pond and eventually the grassy clearing. Past the little clearing the trail finally comes alongside the lake and runs parallel to the shore. Beautiful lodgepole pines line the trail.

Category: Medium

Distance: 2 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet

Route Type: Out and Back

Directions: From the town of Mt. Shasta, head west on W. Lake, crossing over I-5. At the stop sign, turn left onto Old Stage Road. After 0.25 miles, veer right onto WA Barr Road. Continue south, crossing over the dam that impounds the Sacramento River and forms Lake Siskiyou. Just past the dam, make a left hand turn onto Castle Lake Road which climbs for 7 miles to the roads end at Castle Lake.

Highlights: Beautiful views of Castle Lake, gorgeous forestry

Photo Credit: Hike Mt. Shasta – Castle Lake Shore Trail (Bubba Suess)

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

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