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Stunning hike with incredible views of Shasta, Castle Crags, Castle Lake and Heart Lake. We clocked this hike at 3 miles round trip, rather than the listed 2. Trail is quite steep in places and elevation gain was closer to 850'. It's easy to lose the trail ~1 mile up; other hikers have tried to help by placing rock barriers in multiple places where the path appears to diverge as well as rock stacks to help guide you, but the path is still easily lost in places.
Lake was frozen solid 11/11/18

hiking
6 days ago

Not much hiking but plenty of relaxing. Good vibes (and not many people on a sunny November day). Will be back in the summer to swim.

Not much hiking but plenty of relaxing. Good vibes (and not many people on a sunny November day). Will be back in the summer to swim.

Great views of the Mt. Easy going trail, mostly flat. Not sure where 6.5 miles came from, we showed 8.24 miles. The lake is really low this time of year.

Great easy hike four our family. We have four kids ranging from age 11 years old to five months old. Everybody loved it. Trail walks right along the side of the lake. Beautiful views of lake and mt lassen

Enjoyed this trail yesterday, 11/11/18. Completed lower to upper falls. Easy hike. Weather was chilly but no freezes or snow yet. Falls were still abundant.

We hiked in during an ice storm. It was still amazing.

I enjoyed so much the view of Mt. Shasta. I would have enjoyed more with less people walking their dogs. Besides Mt. Shasta view and the bridge, nothing the trail is not really impressive.

It might be a nicer trail if there was water in the cove and if the trail were maintained better. Still it was a nice stroll.

trail running
12 days ago

#tenlegstosunset We are still getting used to the time change and short days and the sun set on us early in this one. Western skies were clear, and once the stars came up, it was gorgeous.
The dogs, particularly Murphy in the lead, are showing more and more comfort with the darkness and our lights.
Just have to be calm and confident.
This trail is in EXCELLENT shape. Thank you to the trail folks for keeping it so incredible. I know it’s popular with the mountain bikes, but I’ll tell you the trails are plenty wide for hiking and the rocky portions have been worked to where it is very comfortable, except the last couple loops up top, which is expected.

Easier route is to follow Hedge Creek Falls trail to the end and cross the river. (I’ve done this with an 8 yo) Mossbrae Falls is a short 1/2 to 3/4 mile walk further along the tracks.

Beautiful morning hike on a fall day. Great for a dog easy for all.

Amazing bang for your buck! So beautiful! The trail is crazy hard to keep track of but just bring an adventurous attitude, stay to the right and south and use this app to stay on track., you'll find it! So worth it!

Great view of the 3 Shastas.

mountain biking
21 days ago

Lovely day. Couldn't see Mt Shasta today but beautiful views and either I'm getting used to the burn effects or they are starting to fade.

Easy walk... did it with family (3 kids aged 8, 11 and 12). Amazing views at many spots, but primarily once close to the top! Takes an hour up and an hour down approximately by foot.

Two creeks come together and fall into the same pool. Then fall again the same distance. Not as close as I would like. Park closed the way down to get closer.

hiking
24 days ago

Facinating.

hiking
24 days ago

Nice, but no dogs.

hiking
24 days ago

WOW, WOW WOW!!! Short but sweet.

spectacular

Another great loop. Water always close if lake is full. pups off leash are fine.

Great long hike for you & the dogs. Water close all trail long, they'll run wild. Good cold weather hike.

hiking
24 days ago

nice hike with WATERFALLS at the end.

A Five Star Hike once there is a trail. Today it requires walking on the mainline railroad with most of the route leaving no place to get well clear of the trains. Bringing your kids is idiotic. It is illegal for everyone! However there is hope: The Mt Shasta Trail Association is making significant progress on extending the existing Hedge Creek Falls trail to Mossbrae Falls. Please support it. See their project update at: https://mountshastatrailassociation.org/2018/10/new-mossbrae-falls-trail/

AMAZING views!!Short trip makes you work a little though with the uphill

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful fall colors, amazing views. Easy flat hike around 7 miles. But...we lost the trail several times, especially at the boat dock. We had to go into the camp ground and ask around. It took 4 people before we found anyone that knew where the trail was.

This was an adventure! I took my kids, ages 8 and 9, and I was a little stressed out about the trains. There are many areas where it is narrow and not a lot of room on the sides of the tracks, and I worried about getting stuck in that section if a train rolled through. You're stuck basically walking either on the tracks, or on the rock, which is actually tricky to walk on and found it was worth the stress to just walk on the tracks. Stay on the EAST side of the tracks on the way in and out; the west side is really narrow and you'd basically be pinned against a rock face if a train came through. We had one train go by, but we had basically found a nice wide spot to sit and enjoy some snacks and wait for one so we knew we'd likely be clear the rest of the way there. The train ended up stopping, actually, and we continued on while it was stopped and moved aside once it started moving. The falls themselves were magical and absolutely gorgeous. My kids enjoyed the adventure. We parked on Dunsmuir Avenue and walked down through Shasta Retreat, and had no problems at all. We always eat at Yak's after a hike in the area because they have delicious food!

This is a nice trail for trail running, hiking, mountain biking, or walking.
Close to Redding area and provides a good workout with a decent elevation climb. Good well marked trails, just be aware you are sharing with other outdoor enthusiasts so keep your eyes open for trail runners and mountain bikers.
This trail head offers the option of tying into the Sacramento River trail system as well as just staying on the Flannigan or Chamise trails.
Beautiful views, from the top of Chamise trail, of Shasta Dam & surrounding areas.

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