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Venture Beyond in Siskiyou

An adventure seeker's dream destination - that's Siskiyou, where you can wander above, venture beyond. Located in the northernmost region.

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Spending the 4th of July in Siskiyou – California’s northernmost region – is a good getaway idea. Spending the week […]

When you hear “Yreka,” it might instinctively come out as “Eureka,” but locals will quickly correct you—it’s pronounced just as […]

Summer in Siskiyou County is sublime. During the day, enjoy warm, sunny skies and when the sun sets, it’s sweater […]

There’s no question that Northern California is one of the most iconic travel destinations in America. And for good reason […]

If you’ve ever seen someone wearing a T-shirt that reads “University of Weed,” you might have laughed, thinking of it […]

Written by Trent Blizzard of Modern Forager  Spring Mushrooms Siskiyou County offers excellent habitat for spring mushroom hunting! Lots of […]

Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows how quickly they become a part of the family. That’s why not […]

Nestled at the base of Mt. Shasta is the small, charming town of McCloud, a South Siskiyou stop that is […]

Some of the best birdwatching in California can be found in the state’s north. One of area’s premier birders, John […]

Anyone who has ever visited the beautiful East Siskiyou region understands its attraction. Adventure, spectacular views and being one with […]

Love is in the air as January fades away and February takes its place. Here in Siskiyou, we’re practically buzzing […]

Just south of Mount Shasta, historic Dunsmuir is something of a hidden gem in Siskiyou County. Surrounded by sweeping mountain […]

Fishing in Siskiyou

Siskiyou is a prime area for anglers of every level. The fishing in Siskiyou is abundant, with numerous lakes, rivers, […]

There’s plenty to do in Mount Shasta The beauty of Siskiyou, California’s northernmost region, is a sight to behold any […]

Who says Californians can’t enjoy a snowy winter? Here in California’s real North, we see all four seasons — in […]

Although the winter season hasn’t officially begun, temperatures in Siskiyou around this time are normally from the mid-20s to the […]

Christmas Trees the DIY Way in Siskiyou A treasured tradition in many households, setting up your Christmas tree is the […]

Evergreen Cemetery Yreka

As the weather turns colder, the leaves begin to drift toward the ground and the smell of pumpkin spice drifts […]

In the real north of Siskiyou, you’ll find a lot of real, honest-to-goodness, amazing food. At these Siskiyou breakfast and […]

Although some of us are mourning the loss of summer, in Siskiyou, fall brings with it fragrant breezes, a host […]

As the season begins its slow descent toward autumn, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy summer adventures in Siskiyou, […]

With 36.5 million players across the U.S., pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, and no wonder. […]

Nothing says summer like unwinding with a refreshing brew and a live band. Sure, you can listen to music all […]

Siskiyou is home to six designated wild and scenic rivers, as well as hundreds of lakes, creeks and streams. Such […]

Careful doesn’t cut it when it comes to fire safety in Siskiyou. We emphasize extreme fire caution here to ensure […]

Outdoor enthusiasts are always looking for their next adventure. They need not look any further than Siskiyou, known as “California’s […]

Summer holds all kinds of epic possibilities in Siskiyou. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Shasta, there are awesome festivals […]

Agriculture is a key thread in this region’s identity as many fourth and fifth generation family farms and ranches blanket […]

Visit California recently launched a campaign that celebrates the diverse voices of Native American tribes in the state through Visit […]

Calling all foodies! We went on the hunt for the 5 best dishes in Siskiyou. On your next food tour […]

Gather your best girl or guy friends and head to Siskiyou. In addition to all the trails, lakes and waterfalls, […]

cycling siskiyou flow

Whether you are a recreational rider or avid gravel or road racer, Siskiyou is a fantastic place to enjoy cycling […]

With financial woes taking the place of health worries these days, many people are looking for options for travel and […]

Autumn in Siskiyou is the time of year when the mornings are crisp and the afternoons are clear and warm. […]

We are excited to welcome some fresh flavor to Siskiyou with these four international dining restaurants. Each has their own […]

Open Fire Grill, Keto

Campfires are a popular activity that bring warmth and joy to the campsite. However, one of the primary dangers when […]

Hiking in Siskiyou

Summertime is upon us. This means that thousands of people are going to be enjoying the Siskiyou backcountry at any […]

Siskiyou offers an abundance of pristine wilderness and limitless recreation for all types of explorers. Everyone who lives and travels […]

McCloud Mushroom Festival

Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in May, is a day to honor those who have fallen while serving […]

As we enter the third year since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the sun is rising on a return […]

Winter has come to an end and many people are starting to make travel plans, but what if you tried […]

Hiking in Siskiyou

Spring is right around the corner and what better way to enjoy the warmer days than in the great outdoors? […]

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we want to hear your Siskiyou love stories!

Yoga on Mount Shasta, Siskiyou

There’s nothing like starting off a new year feeling refreshed and relaxed in body and spirit. To kick off 2022, […]

Winter is here! Whether you’re looking for a warm spot to relax after a day spent out in the elements […]

Skiing on Mt. Shasta

Snow has been falling, and the countdown to winter ski season is officially ON! With the Mt. Shasta Ski Park […]

California may not usually be considered a great fall color destination, but the mixed blessing of cold winters and the […]

The air is crisp, the leaves are starting to change, and we’re celebrating our favorite time of year with a […]

Siskiyou is an outdoor haven – so it follows that there are some perfect places to enjoy outdoor dining! Plus […]

  Light pollution has become so prevalent that many people don’t know what it’s like to see a brilliant star-filled […]

Two people jumping off dock into Lake Siskiyou

On June 15, 2021, the state of California moved beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and its color-coded activity […]

Section of Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway in Siskiyou

The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway is a 500-mile journey from volcano to volcano that passes through some of the most […]

Valentine’s Day might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be one for the books! […]

image of Fall foliage

California may not usually be considered a great fall color destination, but the mixed blessing of cold winters and the […]

In the age of Coronavirus, social distancing has become the norm, with limited contact, donning protective gear and avoiding groups. But […]

Man standing on dock overlooking Lake Siskiyou

Siskiyou is once again open for leisure travel and there are new rules and regulations in place to protect the […]

With nearly 445,00 acres of federally recognized wilderness, Siskiyou is the perfect place to experience the visual magnificence of nature. […]

Lower Klamath Bird of Prey, Siskiyou

Wildlife abounds in Siskiyou! Birders and nature photographers in particular will have a field day on this ultimate birding road […]

From important Native American and historic battle sites to goldrush and pioneer history, Siskiyou is a history-lover’s dream destination. For […]

Driving Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway with Mt Shasta in background

As the second tallest mountain in California and visible from 100 miles in just about every direction, Mt. Shasta is […]

Klamath River

The wonderous Klamath River is the second largest river in California with many of its longest free-flowing stretches of river and whitewater. […]

Shasta Brewing Company, Weed, Siskiyou

With Siskiyou County’s endless opportunity for outdoor adventure, it also packs with it some of the best craft beer in Northern California. […]

Brimming with two-lane backroads and adventure around every corner, Siskiyou is the perfect place for a road trip!  Of course […]

wagon creek waterfalls

Brimming with two-lane backroads and adventure around every corner, Siskiyou is the perfect place for a road trip!  And while […]

With open roads to roam and beautiful nature to explore, RV’ers have long been drawn to Siskiyou. In the era […]

Two motorcycles in front of Mt. Shasta

Open roads, low population, lots of curves…Siskiyou is thrilling on a motorcycle.  As restrictions lift and you’re anxious to get […]

As the sunny spring weather thaws our favorite trails and turns the landscape vibrant and green, we know that it’s […]

Things may be different at the moment, but one thing has remained constant: the support of our awesome Siskiyou community. […]


As Siskiyou endures the current coronavirus pandemic with unprecedented levels of social distancing and self-quarantines, Discover Siskiyou is compiling some […]

There is so much to do and see in Siskiyou, it might be hard to figure out where to start […]

February is the month of romance, and Siskiyou is a great place to find it! Whether you’re looking for wild […]

California’s north is an amazing place for a weekend getaway that’s both healthy and relaxing – where you can unplug […]

Skiing on Mt. Shasta

Winter may be upon us, but that won’t slow down your excitement as a family in Siskiyou.  You can always […]

Cozy lodging with fireplaces, warm comfort food and gorgeous views make Siskiyou a great place to stay during the winter […]

Lower Klamath Wildlife Refuge

It’s time to check off your winter birding checklist! Siskiyou is home to several amazing winter watching spots, but the […]

Ten percent of Siskiyou residents are veterans – more than double the state average. So when it comes to Veterans […]

With nearly 445,00 acres of federally recognized wilderness, Siskiyou is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination. Its borders encompass rich volcanic […]

Lake Siskiyou at twilight

Late fall and the onset of winter can be tough when it comes to hiking. Finding good trails, especially in […]

Interstate 5 cuts straight through the heart of Siskiyou – which also happens to be the perfect halfway point for […]

East Siskiyou County, Lava Beds National Monument

Siskiyou is steeped in history wherever you go, but perhaps no archeological footprint is as extensive as the Modoc War […]

Mount Shasta Vista

What’s in a name?  Well, when it comes to a visitor navigating “Shasta,” it can sometimes be a challenge.  Locally […]

Top Spot Siskiyou Palindrome

Siskiyou is blessed with vast wilderness, jaw-dropping views and quaint towns, topped by a mystical mountain and picturesque Alpine lakes. […]

Fishing Siskiyou, California’s north, is home to some of the best fishing anywhere. Siskiyou’s wild rivers, streams and high mountain […]

Siskiyou View, Mount Shasta, California

The grand-dame of Siskiyou, the magnificent Mount Shasta is without a doubt the “unchallenged monarch” of Northern California.   At 14,162 […]

May is here revealing Mount Shasta at her loveliest – fully dressed in a gown of winter snow and lit […]

Dunsmuir Museum, Dunsmuir, California

Siskiyou County was created on March 22, 1852, and named for the Siskiyou mountain range between California and Oregon.  But […]

California Poppy, Siskiyou

April showers have been steadily paving the way for a showstopping spring!  Just look outside to see the Daffodils, California […]

lower mccloud falls

Siskiyou is the perfect place for your waterfall adventures. The water here makes it unlike anywhere else in the world. […]

California birds of prey flying over Lower Klamath Wildlife Refuge

Hawks. Eagles. Falcons. Osprey. Owls. Oh my! There are an impressive array of birds of prey in Northern California. Whether […]

The Ultimate Car Kit for Winter Driving in Siskiyou

With lots of fresh snow on Mount Shasta and more winter weather on the horizon, we thought we’d put together […]

The holidays are upon us and Siskiyou is celebrating big!  Skiing, snowboarding, Victorian celebrations and après-ski – California’s north has […]

Snow is falling in Siskiyou!  And as Siskiyou’s iconic Mount Shasta welcomes an average of 80 inches of powdery snow […]

When the weather outside is frightful, Siskiyou is still delightful!  As storms have rolled in this past week and everyone […]

Happy Thanksgiving! For Siskiyou residents this weekend also means more than just a delicious meal on Thursday – it’s generally […]

You know the drill when it comes to In-N-Out’s secret menu and you love to wow your barista with your […]

Let’s face it. We all just want to do is nosh on some delicious, warm comfort food from time to […]

Evergreen Cemetery

From fur trappers to the Gold Rush to US Senators and Hollywood A-listers, Siskiyou certainly has a colorful past full […]

We know hunting may not be for everyone, but buck “fever” is a real thing in California’s north that happens […]

By 2030, California hopes to have five million emission-free cars on the road, which means totally guilt-free road trips! But […]

From stagecoach robber hideouts and turn-of–the-century candy shops to sleeping on a train and feeding fish at the oldest trout […]

With hundreds of lakes, rivers and creeks – Siskiyou is an epic destination for a kayaking adventure! From laid-back to […]

Fishing and camping go hand in hand in Siskiyou. With dozens of lakes, rivers, wild streams and open space – […]

Bird Species in Siskiyou

By: Nicholas Martens & Maureen Leong-Kee As is typically the case, the key to posting big numbers in a given […]

Some days, there is nothing better than sinking your teeth into a big juicy burger, especially in California’s north. Siskiyou […]

The gorgeous views of California’s north bring in brides and grooms from all over. From scenic wedding locations to unbeatable views […] With hundreds of lakes, rivers and creeks, Siskiyou is the perfect location for a family adventure. From laid-back to […]

Getaway from the hustle and bustle and unwind in Siskiyou. From golf to beer, mineral springs to spas and shopping […] Roll up your sleeves and experience the farm-to-fork lifestyle in Siskiyou! From foraging to meat camp, farm fresh markets […] World class fishing is at its best in Siskiyou, with dozens of crystal clear lakes, roaring rivers and wild […]

Take a hike in Siskiyou and you’ll often find a mesmerizing waterfall, making that extra trek worth every step. There’s […]

In Siskiyou, we may be known for adventure, but we’re also home to one of the most spiritual mountains in […]

Spring is in the air in Siskiyou! Hello warmer days, blooming flowers, chirping birds and the sweet smell of spring. […]

Siskiyou’s breathtaking views are truly an Instagrammers #goals. From majestic mountains to towering trees, rivers to waterfalls and trails to […]

Siskiyou is full of character, charm and a hint of ruggedness. We offer accommodations for every type of adventure. From […]


Looking for that perfect adventure any time of year? Located at the top of California, Siskiyou is the perfect destination […]


As you drive through Siskiyou, one of the first things you’ll notice is the beautiful farmland throughout the region. Siskiyou […]


Mount Shasta welcomes over 80 inches of powdery snow every year, making Siskiyou county one of the best winter destinations […]


If you’re a thrill-seeker looking for an adventurous getaway, look no further than Siskiyou! With a wide range of activities, […]

Winter enjoyment

Are you ready for some winter family fun in Siskiyou? Siskiyou is the perfect location to take the family on […]


Calling all birders! The majestic mountains and towering trees of Siskiyou make it a prime destination for birdwatching in California’s […]


It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you should be! Warm up with a hot drink in Siskiyou […]


Get inspired in Siskiyou! One of our region’s most fascinating features is our majestic mountains. Many believe Mt. Shasta is […]


When you hike in Siskiyou, you feel like you’re escaping into a magical wilderness filled with majestic mountains and towering […]

Lake Siskiyou at twilight

An adventure seeker’s dream destination – that’s Siskiyou, where you can wander above, venture beyond.  Located in the northernmost region […]


Siskiyou is full of wild adventures and even Olympians are up for the challenge. Olympic gold medal skier Jonny Moseley […]


In Siskiyou, you’ll discover untamed adventure runs free, creating a unique opportunity to craft your own personal journey. A quest […]


Beauty lies in the hands of the beer holder in Siskiyou. Here visitors enjoy gorgeous views while sipping on some […]


Birdwatching, or birding, is second nature in Siskiyou. Take a look around and you’ll see the feathered friends of the […]


We all need a break every once in a while, but perhaps you need one now more than ever. Siskiyou […]

Events in Siskiyou are as unique and spirited as we are – celebrating our breathtaking landscape and honoring our heritage. […]

Looking for a real summer getaway? California’s north is home to thrilling adventure, rugged landscapes and breathtaking beauty. We hope […]

kayaking in siskiyou

With 12 rivers flowing, wild waterfalls tumbling, and hundreds of pristine lakes dotting the landscape, water is as much a […]

Aside from an abundance of outdoor recreation and awe-inspiring beauty, Siskiyou is a place with rich agriculture, and is proud […]

Breathtaking Views in Siskiyou

One of the first things you’ll notice when you arrive in Siskiyou is the tremendous beauty greeting you at every […]

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Discover downtown Dunsmuir with through its Farmer’s Market and lots of public art! Dunsmuir is a historic small town set […]

By guest blogger Jake Harris Don’t get me wrong I love my job, but we all work hard during the […]

Shopping at the farmer’s market is like playing “Chopped” without the time constraints or the cash prizes. If you don’t know, […]

Mount Shasta, Shasta, Siskiyou

I’ve driven past the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area many times because my family lives in Little Shasta Valley. I also […]

Aspen Acres, Siskiyou

My husband grew up on a cattle ranch outside of Yreka, CA, and it’s one of my favorite places in […]

A few years ago, my husband and I attended a fundraiser for the Yreka Women in Business Network. We drank wine, ate […]

Summertime Adventures in Siskiyou Siskiyou is a beautiful region to explore with your family and a wonderful place to take […]

Black Butte, Siskiyou

If you enjoy capturing epic views with your camera, Siskiyou is a great place to wander. I love going on […]


I love planning my trips to South Siskiyou around food. Experiencing good food is a top priority in my everyday life, […]

Grass Lake Sunset, Siskiyou

Driving on U.S. Route 97 (US 97) is one of my favorite road trips in Siskiyou because the scenery is gorgeous. The […]

Orr Lake, East Siskiyou

A few years ago, I took a day trip to East Siskiyou with my father-in-law, Roy. Our first stop was […]

After enjoying my first day trip to Deadfall Lakes, I asked my father-in-law, Roy, about other fun hiking options in the […]

Deadfall Lake, Siskiyou

Hike to Deadfall Lakes & Stay in Weed, CA Deadfall Lakes is the perfect place to cool off and relax […]

Yreka has many options for a great meal. If you’re traveling through town on spring break, I hope you’ll visit my […]

PCT hike siskiyou

If you’ve been thinking about exploring Siskiyou, spring break is the perfect time of year to travel through the area. […]

seven suns coffee meals mount shasta

I love going on outdoor adventures in Siskiyou, and indulging in delicious meals. Finding and eating good food is one […]

Thanks to a tip from a friend, I explored Hedge Creek Falls for the first time in 2015. I’ve also taken my mom […]

crystal shop siskiyou

When I walked into Crystal Keepers, the first thing I noticed were the colors. There were so many different hues that stood out like pinks, blues, purples, […]

On a chilly January morning my husband, Logan, and I woke up early and enjoyed a cup of coffee in […]

Recently, my husband and I stayed at the Inn at Mount Shasta. I loved the property; especially the new details, […]

I lived in Siskiyou full-time for five years, and I’ve spent a few decades exploring the region. However, I didn’t […]

view in siskiyou county

It was a gorgeous and sunny July day when we began our hike to the top of Mt. Eddy. In […]

Lake Siskiyou, Mt. Shasta

After moving from Portland, OR to Siskiyou, I was eager to explore the county because I wanted to see the […]

Heart Lake, Mt. Shasta, Siskiyou

I love the winter season in Siskiyou because there are lots of outdoor activities to participate in like skiing at Mt. Shasta or […]

When I visit Yreka, CA, with friends and family, one of my favorite places to wander is Miner Street. Good food and […]

A few weeks before Christmas, my friend Niki and I planned a holiday gift hunting adventure. She suggested meeting at […]

I stumbled upon Sisson Meadow by chance in the fall of 2014. I’d been window shopping in downtown Mt. Shasta, […]

“You’re not going to sled with the kids, are you?” I asked. “No, I’m too old to do that sort […]

Last weekend, I took a solo trip to Siskiyou, and it was a blast! I wanted my husband to come […]

The Lake Siskiyou Loop is one of my favorite walking paths because it’s beautiful,  the trail is flat, and all […]

Back in 2016, I made a bucket list of things I wanted to do in Siskiyou, and one activity on […]

After two years of talking about the idea, my husband and I finally went snowshoeing at the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center. […]

On my 37th birthday my friend Chris—who is based in Minnesota—visited us in Siskiyou County. It was early November, and […]

Century Bike Race, Siskiyou

When my husband and I moved from Portland, Oregon to Siskiyou, we cycled everywhere because we didn’t own a car. […]

When I lived in Siskiyou full-time, hiking to Castle Dome in early November was an annual tradition. We started the tradition to celebrate […]

A few years ago, my father-in-law Roy invited me on a mid-week fishing excursion to Kangaroo Lake. Since I’m self-employed, […]

During the first weekend of October, my husband and I were in Siskiyou to visit family and to complete outstanding […]

Recently, my husband accepted a new job, and we moved away from Siskiyou County. I missed Yreka, and it was […]

September Siskiyou Adventures Before I left for a weekend getaway in Siskiyou County, I had visions of e-biking on Mount […]

Field Notes: Preparing for Your Trip to Siskiyou. Over the years, friends and family from urban and rural areas have […]

East Siskiyou

Hello and welcome to Everyday Adventures in Siskiyou! My name is Tammy Strobel, and I’m a writer, photographer, and traveler […]

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