John Everitt Vista Point

John Everitt Vista Point

Take a closer look at Mt. Shasta (14,179 ft.) – one of the Cascade Ranges’ most striking composite volcanoes – on a 15 mile scenic drive that passes Bunny Flat, a major trailhead for day hikers and mountain climbers. A subject for many Native American myths, the Shasta Indians believed that the Great Spirit first created the mountain by pushing down ice and snow through a hole from heaven, then using the mountain to step onto the earth. Mt. Shasta is often visited by spiritual sojourners for its perceived sacred qualities. Its sphere of influence is great from most any view.

Category: Easy

Distance: 0.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 100 feet

Route Type: Out and Back

Directions: From 1-5 N, take exit 738, W Lake St. After 9.1 miles, head to County Hwy A10 to parking lot.

Highlights: Incredible views of surrounding mountains, old growth conifer forest and volcanic rock outcroppings

Photo Credit: Hike Mt. Shasta – John Everitt Memorial Visit (Bubba Suess)

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

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