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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.

Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Dog Trail

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

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.

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 […]

Montague | North Siskiyou
Little Shasta Meadow Botanical Area

A good example of dry and wet high elevation meadows is the Little Shasta Meadow Botanical Special Interest Area that is 290 acres. Alongside the Forest Service road 46N09 about 1.6 miles […]

Horsetail falls
Seiad Valley | West Siskiyou
Horsetail & Ponytail Falls

You can get to Horsetail falls by car to admire the marble-white cascade and see a much smaller cascade a half a mile north, Ponytail Falls. If you want to […]

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.

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Clear Creek Trail

On the southwest face of Mount Shasta is where you will find Clear Creek, the main route. This route has an easier slope than Avalanche Gulch and has amazing views, […]

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.

Callahan | East Siskiyou
Gumboot Lake

A nice hike to a lake near Mt. Shasta stocked with trout.

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.

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.

Weed | South Siskiyou
Carrick Park

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

wagon creek waterfalls
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Wagon Creek Falls

One of the least known waterfalls in the Mount Shasta area is Wagon Creek Falls. It is not thought about much, it gets lost amongst all the other beautiful waterfalls. […]

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Scott Mountain

The Scott Mountains are one of the least known mountain ranges, but most beautiful in the Mount Shasta area. There are rugged peaks, scenic geology and many lakes an meadows. The […]

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.

Yreka | North Siskiyou
Goosenest Trail

Up the side of the Goosenest is the Goosenest Trail. It is a short but very steep hike up the side of a volcano with a large crater. It is an outstanding view of […]

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
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.

Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
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 […]

Weed | South Siskiyou
Haystack Trail

There is a volcanic dome called Haystack in the California, Shasta Valley. The valley is a lot less traveled as people just want to get to the high country and pass through. Many people […]

Weed | South Siskiyou
Hoy Park

A beautiful community park with an expansive stretch of lawn.

Grenada | North Siskiyou
Trout Lake

There is a short, but great hike in Shasta Valley to take you to Trout Lake. It has stellar views all around and highlights the high desert scenery.

Dorris | East Siskiyou
Modoc National Forest

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

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.

Forest
Callahan | West Siskiyou
Trinity Alps Wilderness

In the Trinity Alps Wilderness there are approximately 550 miles of trails around. A lot needs to be maintained, but the maintenance also varies on the patterns of the trails, wilderness preservation […]

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.

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Grey Butte Trail

Grey Butte Trail is a short, but scenic trail that goes through beautiful meadows and a hemlock grove before it reaches Artist Point. Artist Point is one of the best […]

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
The Great Shasta Rail Trail

Two towns in California, Burney and McCloud, will be linked by the Great Shasta Rail Trail when done, along an 80-mile scenic trail. Along this trail the culture, local heritage, nature and the […]

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.

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

Ash Creek Falls is one of the finest falls in California. It is set far back in Ash Creek Canyon as the waterfall makes a huge scene, gushing over the […]

Montague | North Siskiyou
Pluto’s Cave

Pluto’s Cave was formed by an eruption of basaltic lava which came from a vent approx. 8 miles northeast between Deer Mountain and The Whaleback. Today it is a lava […]

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.

River

Lake Siskiyou is located in Northern California at the foot of the Trinity Divide. It has amazing views of Mount Shasta and is not far from the city that boasts many outdoor activities. Swimming, boating, […]

mud creek falls siskiyou
Callahan | East Siskiyou
Mud Creek Falls

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in California is the Mud Creek Falls. It has the highest volume by far of any of the other falls on Mt. Shasta from […]

SWS Mountain Guides
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
SWS Mountain Guides

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

Forest

Box Canyon, is an easy 1.5 mile trail with lots to offer and close to the Sacramento River. It offers many vistas down into the canyon, it is a nice relaxing […]

Etna | West Siskiyou
Russian Wilderness

Remember that wilderness safety is your responsibility. It is important to realize you may not be able to rely on a cellphone for help and the wilderness has unforeseen risks […]

Forest
Etna | West Siskiyou
Marble Mountain Wilderness

Eighty-nine lakes, magical meadows, and big streams are what encompass the Marble Mountain Wilderness. The wilderness is surrounded by a variety of trees, dominated by tanbark oak, madrone, and Douglas […]

Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
VS Equine

At VS Equine LLC you can explore some of the finest, most scenic trails with amazing views, lakes, and rivers through an exclusive guided horseback tour throughout beautiful Siskiyou county. 

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.

Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Medicine Lake

Medicine Lake sits in the caldera of an ancient volcano and is 30 miles Northeast of Mount Shasta. The last time that the Medicine Lake Volcano erupted was nearly 1,000 […]

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Castle Peak

“Castle Peak” lies between Castle Crags and the Trinity Divide and this is the location that has given the mountain its unofficial name at the edge of Crags as well […]

Mountain
Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Petroglyph Point Trail

Petroglyph Point Trail starts on the east side outside of Petroglyph Point. Across from the trail entrance you will see the trailhead parking lot where you will then hike to the top […]

Mountain
Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Castle Crags

The Castle Crags are a very difficult area to see due to no trails going into the spire covered heart of granite making the viewing difficult. There are some trails […]

River
Weed | South Siskiyou
Shastina Lake

With majestic views of Mt. Shasta and typically still water, Shastina Lake is a great place for water recreation in Siskiyou, especially spring and summer. 

River

The McCloud River Falls Trail is a favorite in the area because it leads you to three waterfalls. These waterfalls have formed because the river has run into tough, erosion-resistant […]

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

A trailhead that no one goes on is called Sand Flat at 6,830 feet. Just before Bunny Flat you can access it off of the Everett Memorial Highway. Both the upper and […]

Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Medicine Lake Highlands

The development of a broad shield volcano formed the Medicine Lake Highlands. When the center block happened to fall along the fractured lines it created an enclosed basin 6 miles […]

Hedge Creek Falls
Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Hedge Creek Falls

North of Redding in Dunsmuir there is a waterfall called the Hedge Creeks Falls. Hedge Creek runs off into the Sacramento River and is very popular due to its close proximity to I-5 making it a ideal stopping […]

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.

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Heart Lake

The Trinity Divide, Heart Lake Trail is short and offers great view. The amount of alpine terrain and vistas is hard to come by. It starts at the Castle Lake […]

Forest
Weed | South Siskiyou
Whitney Falls Trail

The Whitney Falls Trail is a hiking trail that leads to an overlook of Whitney Falls. There are four waterfalls on Mount Shasta, this being one. The Whitney Falls Trail […]

Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Sisson Meadow

Sisson Meadow finds many people enjoying the views and nature of this wetland. It is a 7.5 acre beautiful well-known spot in Mt. Shasta. The land got purchased in 2003 and since […]

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

The Castle Lake Shore Trail begins through brush and rocks as it goes around a little part of the lake. The trailhead is at the north end of the parking […]

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 […]

Mountain

Pacific Crest Trail from Parks Creek Trailhead can be reached from a paved road about 30 miles from Mt. Shasta Ranger Station. Going south on the Pacific Crest Trail, there is level 2 […]

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.

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

Following East Boulder Creek, the East Boulder Lake Loop takes you through a wide shallow canyon. Going through meadows the creek follows along. The route crosses the wilderness boundary into the Trinity Alps […]

Forest
Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Captain Jack’s Stronghold Trail

Along Captain Jack’s Stronghold Trail you can do one of two short self-guided interpretive trails that go through Modoc, wartime defenses. At Lava Beds National Monument in the Northern Sierra Cascade you can walk where Captain […]

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

If you want a nice well traveled trail to walk on check out the Lake Siskiyou Trail. It is great for residents of Siskiyou County and visitors. It goes through deep forests, meadows and […]

Fort Jones | West Siskiyou
Shackleford Falls

Shackleford Falls is a small, but beautiful waterfall located off Quartz Valley Road outside of Ft. Jones. Ice and snow give the waterfall a glistening look and during the summer […]

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

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!

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.

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.

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

Castle Lake trail is one of the longer hikes in the greater Mount Shasta area encompassing 11 miles round trip, and is so worth it due to the amount of lakes and […]

Forest
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
South Gate Meadows Trail

The most interesting trail on Mount Shasta is the Squaw/South Gate Meadow Trail. There are not many developed trails on the mountain which is surprising based off of the size. Most trails follow old […]

Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Glass Mountain Trail

Near Tulelake, California is Glass Mountain which is a 4.9 mile round trip trail with moderate traffic. Glass Mountain offers beautiful views and mostly used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding which is […]

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,

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.

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.

Ground
Tulelake | East Siskiyou
Gillem Bluff Historic Trail

On the border of the Modoc National Forest and Lava Beds National Monument is the Gillem Bluff, a low elevation ridge sitting between 4400 feet and 4600 feet in elevation. There are no trails on this part of the […]

Forest
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
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 […]

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.

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Old Ski Bowl Trail

Mount Shasta Ski Bowl opened in 1958 and in 1978 an avalanche took out the lifts leaving it no longer operating, but it is still an amazing place to visit. […]

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 […]

Mccloud | South Siskiyou
McCloud Reservoir

The McCloud Area offers fishing, hunting, swimming, camping, hiking, photography opportunities, and breathtaking scenery. As suspected, during the winter months, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing, and skiing are the main […]

Dunsmuir | South Siskiyou
Sweetbriar Falls

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

Forest
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Bunny Flat Trail

The Bunny Flat Trail is where snowmobilers can head into the Old Ski Bowl area, it accesses all routes for climbers and hikers on the south and west sides, and […]

Mountain
Mount Shasta | South Siskiyou
Horse Camp Trail

Driving to Bunny Flat is still easy, despite the closing of the Everett Memorial Highway. You can hike the Green Butte Ridge Trail or the path to Horse Camp. Right now […]

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