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Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Castle Shore Trail – Eddy Mountain Range

A short hike along the shore of Castle Lake is a great introduction to the Trinity Divide. Take in vast views of the massive cliffs above the lake.

russian wilderness
Etna | West Siskiyou
Russian Wilderness

The Russian Wilderness is located 7 miles southwest of Etna, California. Information about this wilderness can be found at wilderness.net, a […]

Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Medicine Lake

Located about 30 miles Northeast of Mt. Shasta, Medicine Lake is ideal for hiking and sightseeing. The lake sits in the caldera of an ancient volcano.

Dorris | East Siskiyou
Modoc National Forest

The Modoc National Forest is a 1,654,392-acre (6,695 km2) national forest in northeastern California.

Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Medicine Lake Highlands

The Medicine Lake Highlands were formed with the development of a broad shield volcano.

Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Vista Point

A popular destination for visitors to Castle Crags State Park is the scenic overlook at the end of Vista Point Trail.

Root Creek, PCT, Dunsmuir
Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Soda Creek Trailhead

Start at the Soda Creek Trailhead for a pleasant walk on the PCT in the woods leading to Root Creek […]

Weed | South Siskiyou
Haystack Trail

A short, easy hike up a low lava dome boasting excellent views of the Shasta Valley, Klamath Mountains, Cascade Crest and Mount Shasta. This is an excellent winter hike.

Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Dog Trail

A long traverse of the lower section of the stunning Castle Crags on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Forest

A short, easy trail that stays close to the rim of the Sacramento River’s Box Canyon.  The trail offers several vistas down into the canyon.

Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Mt. Bradley Lookout

Mt. Bradley Lookout is a moderate to difficult hike with two attractive lake destinations along the way – dramatic Heart Lake and pastoral Little Castle Lake.

Mountain
Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Castle Crags

With 28 miles of hiking trails, everyone can enjoy a mild stroll or invigorating adventure. The only trail to climb into the majestic Castle Crags.

Horsetail falls
Seiad Valley | West Siskiyou
Horsetail & Ponytail Falls

Horsetail Falls is one of the more remote waterfalls in Siskiyou County, but this reliable marble-white cascade has the advantage of being accessible by car and the added bonus of […]

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Sisson-Callahan National Recreation Trail

The Sisson-Callahan National Recreation Trail is a multi-use trail that follows the scenic North Fork of the Sacramento River for 3.3 miles.

Forest
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Spring Hill Trail

A 3 mile trail up Spring Hill at the north end of Mount Shasta City. Vistas offer views of the Trinity Divide, Strawberry Valley and Mount Shasta.

Fort Jones | West Siskiyou
Shackleford Falls

A short but impressive waterfall with year-round beauty located off Quartz Valley Road outside of Ft. Jones.

Happy Camp | West Siskiyou
River Park

River Park, in Happy Camp provides a scenic city park with green grass, a shaded pavilion and handy access to the refreshing Klamath River.

Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Castle Dome Trail

The Castle Dome Trail climbs through forested area before popping you out between Castle Dome and the Crag’s eastern face.

Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Sand Flat Trail

Sand Flat is an obscure trailhead at 6,830 feet that gets very little use. Access is off the Everitt Memorial Highway, just before Bunny Flat.

Weed | South Siskiyou
Carrick Park

Carrick Park located off Highway 97 on Maple Street. This neighborhood park is a 3 acre green haven.

Forest
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Panther Meadow Loop

A great introductory trail high on Mount Shasta through delicate Panther Meadow that combines most of the best features of hiking on the mountain.

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Old Ski Bowl Trail

Easily the most unusual trail on the mountain.  The “trails” are actually old service roads used when the Shasta Ski Area was operating.

wagon creek waterfalls
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Wagon Creek Falls

Wagon Creek Falls is among the least known waterfalls in the Mount Shasta area. It is part of a special group of beautiful but utterly unappreciated waterfalls that includes some […]

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Black Butte Trail

The trail winds its way around the north side of the pinnacle of Black Butte, revealing amazing views en route to a 360 degree vista at the summit.

mud creek falls siskiyou
Callahan | East Siskiyou
Mud Creek Falls

Mud Creek Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in California. Fed by both glaciers and springs, it has the highest volume by far of any of the falls […]

Weed | South Siskiyou
Hoy Park

A beautiful community park with an expansive stretch of lawn.

Forest
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
South Gate Meadows Trail

A short, easy trail high on Mount Shasta through delicate Panther Meadow that combines most of the best features of hiking on the mountain.

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Horse Camp Trail

This high-altitude trail treks nearly 2 miles up the south flank of the mountain. Also the start of the most popular route to the 14,162-foot summit.

Hedge Creek Falls
Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Hedge Creek Falls

A short 0.7 mile, but extremely scenic trail leading to an attractive waterfall and a great view of Mount Shasta and the Sacramento River. This hike is dog friendly. Distance: […]

Hornbrook | North Siskiyou
Iron Gate Reservoir

Iron Gate Reservoir is located about 10 miles east of Interstate 5 and continues upstream to Copco Reservoir.  The road to Iron Gate Reservoir is about 15 miles north of […]

Happy Camp | West Siskiyou
Happy Camp Town Trail

A mile hike uphill to a lookout that’s complete with a picnic table and a beautiful view of Happy Camp.

east boulder creek falls hike mt shasta siskiyou
Callahan | East Siskiyou
East Boulder Creek Falls

The East Boulder Lake Loop provides easy access into the interior of the Scott Mountains portion of the Trinity Alps Wilderness.

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Clear Creek Trail

Clear Creek is the standard route on the southeast face of Mount Shasta. It hosts outstanding views, alpine meadows and deep Mud Creek Canyon.

A moderate 6 mile trail. Enjoy the views of Castle Crags, Mount Shasta, and an endless vista of range and valley.

Yreka | North Siskiyou
Goosenest Trail

Goosenest Trail is a lightly trafficked loop trail located near Weed, California that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature […]

Little Shasta | North Siskiyou
Ball Mountain – Martins Dairy

A moderate 15 mile mountain bike trail that provides three to five hours of riding time. Experience elevation gains and descends on this trail.

Montague | North Siskiyou
Pluto’s Cave

Pluto’s Cave is a lava tube that was formed by an eruption of basaltic lava which originated from a vent about 8 miles to the northeast, between Deer Mountain and […]

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Grey Butte Trail

A short but highly scenic trail passing through meadows and a hemlock grove before reaching Artist’s Point, one of the finest vistas in the area.

Forest

A rarely traveled trail that passes through lake basins, meadows and descends through a large canyon alongside the North Fork of the Sacramento River.

Mountain
Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Petroglyph Point Trail

This very short trail begins on the east side of the Petroglyph Point just beyond the bulletin board on the dirt road. The trailhead parking lot is on top of […]

Mccloud | South Siskiyou
Gray Butte Trail

Gray Butte Trail is a moderate 3.5 mile round trip out of Panther Meadows that passes a sacred Native American site and old-growth forest on the way to an expansive […]

Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Panther Meadows and Old Ski Bowl Trail

A moderate 4.6 mile trail. Incredible views throughout. The route follows snow-covered Everett Memorial Highway to its terminus at the Old Ski Bowl.

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Scott Mountain

A lesser known range in the region, but blessed with rugged peaks, unusual but scenic geology, lakes, meadows and relatively easy access. Distance: 19.7 miles Elevation Gain: 3,756 feet Route […]

Etna Views, Etna, Siskiyou
Etna | North Siskiyou
Etna Summit

Heading out to Etna Summit?  Expect great views and cooler temperatures than the Scott Valley below.

Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Burstarse Falls

Burstarse Falls is actually a pair of beautiful waterfalls located in the Castle Crags Wilderness about a quarter mile off the PCT.

Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Sweetbriar Falls

What Sweetbriar Falls lacks in size, it makes up for in ease of access and steady flow.

Happy Camp | West Siskiyou
Klamath National Forest

Klamath National Forest is a 1,737,774-acre (2,715 sq mi; 7,033 km2) national forest, in the Klamath Mountains, located in Siskiyou County in northern California,

Mountain

This popular trailhead is reached via a paved road approximately 30 miles from Mt. Shasta Ranger Station. On Interstate 5 drive north 3.4 miles beyond the Weed turnoff and take […]

River
Weed | South Siskiyou
Shastina Lake

Take in spectacular displays of the shoreline and sweeping views of Mt. Shasta. The perfect place in the summer to kayak.

Forest
Etna | West Siskiyou
Marble Mountain Wilderness

The Marble Mountain Wilderness is located in Northern California and can be accessed from the towns of Happy Camp, Fort Jones, and Etna.

Forest
Callahan | West Siskiyou
Trinity Alps Wilderness

The Trinity Alps Wilderness on the Klamath National is located about 6 miles South of Callahan, California.

Bear Trail
Weed | South Siskiyou
Bear Trail

Bear Trail (College of the Siskiyous) is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Weed, California.

Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Root Creek Falls

Root Creek Falls is a large, multi-tiered waterfall that spills 500+ feet over the granite Castle Dome just south of Dunsmuir in the Castle Crags wilderness area.

Lake Siskiyou, Mt. Shasta, Siskiyou
Callahan | East Siskiyou
Wagon Creek Bridge

“The Lake Siskiyou Trail is a wonderful attraction for Siskiyou County residents and its visitors. This trail — which is enjoyed by walkers, hikers, runners and mountain bikers — meanders […]

Mountain
Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Schonchin Butte Lookout Trail

A great hike up a cinder cone volcano that offers views of the surrounding wilderness. A hike to the Schonchin Butte Fire Lookout is worth the effort!

Forest
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Bunny Flat Trail

The most popular day hike on Mt. Shasta and the access trail to Avalanche Gulch climbing route. Gradually ascends through red fir and pine trees.

Fort Jones | West Siskiyou
Kelsey Creek Trail

Just west of the Scott River on Kelsey Creek you pick up the Kelsey National Recreation Trail.  Today the trail serves as a popular day hike to Paradise Lake and […]

ask creek falls siskiyou
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Ash Creek Falls

By far the prettiest waterfall on Mount Shasta, Ash Creek Falls is one of the finest falls in California. Set in the deep cleft of Ash Creek Canyon, the waterfall […]

Forest
Weed | South Siskiyou
Whitney Falls Trail

A lower elevation route on the north side of Mount Shasta that leads to a great waterfall…when it is flowing.

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
John Everitt Vista Point

Bask in the views of surrounding mountains while hiking on Mount Shasta.  The far-reaching panoramas are abundant along every trail on the mountain.

Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Castle Lake Trail – Eddy Mountain Range

A perfect trail ascending the cliffs above large Castle Lake. The trail drops into Little Castle Lake’s cirque before traversing Mount Bradley Ridge.

Forest
Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Captain Jack’s Stronghold Trail

Walk in the footsteps of Captain Jack and his tribal members at Lava Beds National Monument in the Northern Sierra Cascade.

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Castle Peak

Castle Peak lies at the nexus of the Castle Crags formation and the Trinity Divide. It is one of the most scenic viewpoints in the Mount Shasta area.

River
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
The Great Shasta Rail Trail

The Great Shasta Rail Trail is a scenic, multi-use 80 mile trail.  The trail will link towns McCloud and Burney with a historic and scenic corridor.

Mccloud | South Siskiyou
McCloud Reservoir

Located in the McCloud area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Lake McCloud is a reservoir on the McCloud River and is truly breathtaking.

River

Great loop around Lake Siskiyou offering a surprising amount of variety and spectacular views. Several trail options for hikes during off-season.

Ground
Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Gillem Bluff Historic Trail

This remote, high volcanic plateau consists of pine and conifer forests, sage and juniper flats, craters, volcanic mountains, lava caves and lakes.

Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Dog Trailhead

For a little taste of waterfalls and wilderness, head to the aptly named Dog Trail in the Castle Crags Wilderness area.

Mccloud | South Siskiyou
McCloud River

The McCloud River flows east of and parallel to the upper Sacramento River, in Siskiyou County and Shasta County in Northern California.

Callahan | East Siskiyou
Gumboot Lake

Species present: Rainbow and Brook Trout Seasons: Open all year. Bag limit: 5 per day, 10 in possession. Date of usual ice […]

SWS Mountain Guides
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
SWS Mountain Guides

SWS Mountain Guides is a mountaineering guide service in Mt. Shasta, Ca.

Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Sisson Meadow

Sisson Meadow is a 7.5-acre gem in the heart of Mt. Shasta where community go to enjoy the fantastic views […]

Montague | North Siskiyou
Little Shasta Meadow Botanical Area

The Little Shasta Meadow Botanical Special Interest Area (BSIA) is 390 acres and is an example of both dry and wet high elevation meadows.

Grenada | North Siskiyou
Trout Lake

A short but incredibly scenic hike in the Shasta Valley that follows the shore of surprising Trout Lake. Tremendous views in all directions, crowned by the glacier-clad glory of Mount […]

River

A 3.8 mile round-trip hike  following the beautiful McCloud River. Take in stunning views of the Lower, Middle and Upper Falls.

Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
VS Equine

VSEquine LLC offers exclusive guided horseback tours throughout beautiful Siskiyou county.  Come explore some of the finest, most scenic trails  with spectacular lakes, rivers and unparalleled views found anywhere in […]

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Heart Lake

Climbing high above Castle Lake to diminutive Heart Lake, the trail provides views of Mount Shasta and a stunning view of the Castle Crags.

Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Glass Mountain Trail

Glass Mountain Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tulelake, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily […]

Happy Camp | West Siskiyou
Benjamin Creek Trail

A 5.5 mile multi-use trail with views of the Klamath River, located just 2 miles south of Happy Camp.

River
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Faery Falls & Ney Springs

This short hike enters a lush canyon, home to 19th century ruins a well-developed rock climbing area, a crashing creek and a beautiful waterfall.

Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Sand Flat Trail/Overlook Loop Trail

A 4.5 mile trail that ascends through Avalanche Gulch and connects with the Bunny Flat Trail, then up to the Sierra Club Hut at Horse Camp.

Somes Bar | West Siskiyou
Ukonom Twin Falls

Ukonom Creek is a cold, clear creek that feeds the Klamath River, and was named after a Karok chief.

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