Horse Camp Trail
Driving to Bunny Flat is still easy, despite the closing of the Everett Memorial Highway. You can hike the Green Butte Ridge Trail or the path to Horse Camp. Right now Green Butte is the route that is most desirable due to no snow. Horse camp is below the snow line and can easily be reached. Once you get there, there are options to climb higher. You can easily hike the Avalanche Gulch without any snow, but Helen Lake and Hidden Valley will have snow that you will need to be prepared for.
Distance: 10.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 7,221 feet
Route Type: Out & Back
Directions: From 1-5 N, take exit 738 toward Central Mt. Shasta. Turn right onto W Lake St. Continue straight for a half mile to stay on W Lake St. Take a slight left onto N Washington Drive. Continue straight onto County Hwy A10/N Washington Drive. After 11.1 miles, the trailhead will be on the left.
Highlights: Beautiful wild flowers when in season, scenic views of surrounding mountains
Photo Credit: Hike Mt. Shasta – Horse Camp Trail (Bubba Suess)