Panther Meadow Loop
Panther Meadow Loop Trail gives great views of Mount Shasta. Spring water flows through alpine meadows full of wildflowers. Please stay on the trail due to fragile plants and do not drink the water. Note: Only accessible after snow melts, typically June 1.
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)