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Panther Meadow Loop

Panther Meadow Loop

Spring water flows in rivulets through fragile alpine meadow full of wildflowers. Peaceful loop trail allows great view of mountain. Sensitive plantlike; please stay on trail. No drinking water. Note: Only accessible after snow melts, typically June 1.

Category: Easy

Distance: 1.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 200 feet

Route Type: Loop

Directions: From I-5, take the Central Mount Shasta exit. Merge onto Lake St. and head east for 1 mile, passing through the intersection with Mount Shasta Blvd. As the road bends to the north, continue onto Washington Street for 0.1 miles before continuing onto Everitt Memorial Highway. Once on this road, continue for about 12.5 miles to the Panther Meadow Campground for the Panther Meadow trailhead. For hikers only interested in the upper section of Panther Meadow, there is a trailhead a short distance up the road from the Panther Meadow Campground. It offers a short, easy 0.7 loop.

Highlights: Beautiful loop near the base of Mt. Shasta, gorgeous foliage

Photo Credit: Hike Mt. Shasta – Panther Loop Trail (Bubba Suess)

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

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