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.
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)