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Sand Flat Trail

Sand Flat Trail

To get to the trailhead the “upper” and “lower” Sand Flat Road can be used. The same routes can be accessed as the Bunny Flat trailhead using the Sand Flat Road. It does not add or subtract any significant mileage or elevation from the start of your climb. The trailhead is not accessible when there is snow, but in May or June is typically open once winter ends.  The trail is usually used by hikers looking for a change and wanting a different route to hike on the south and west sides. 

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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