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Sand Flat Trail

Sand Flat Trail

There is an “upper” and “lower” Sand Flat road and either can be used to get to the trailhead. The trailhead is closed and covered in snow for a good portion of the year and usually is opened in May or early June or whenever the snow melts. It accesses all the same routes as the Bunny Flat trailhead, just from a slightly different angle. It does not add or subtract any significant mileage or elevation from the start of your climb. It’s a trailhead used more so by hikers later in the season looking for an alternative trail for hiking adventures on the south and west sides of the mountain.

Category: Easy

Distance: 5.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 95 feet

Route Type: Point to Point

Directions: From 1-5 N, Follow 1-5 N to W Lake St. in Siskiyou County. Take exit 738 from 1-5 N. Take County Hwy A10 for 11.4 miles to Sand Flat Road. Trailhead should be on your left.

Requirements: Wilderness permits, summit passes, and human waste pack-outbags are available at the trailhead.

Highlights: Continuous 3,100 ft. drop, historic 1900’s logging roads

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

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