nature trips



wild flowers




kid friendly

dog friendly

trail running


dogs on leash

The Shasta National Forest is a federally designated forest in northern California, USA. It is the largest National Forest in California and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

Gorgeous area, wide variety of things to see. A great workout with inclines and declines

3 days ago

Great hike, and even though lake heart was dried up, you have amazing views of Black Butte, and especially Shastina and Mt. Shasta. Bring your kayaks, because Castle Lake is one beautiful place to spend the day.

5 days ago

Trailhead not marked. Trail is steep and got my heart going. Had to take breaks. Passed the trail to, but corrected our mistake by using All Trails map. Fall was beautiful. Nice boulders to climb on. Peaceful!

Beautiful scenery . Went on a cool, sunny day in the fall. Well marked trail except for in the campground. Had to use All Trails map to get us back on track a few times there.

Following the trail can be a challenge, but you ought to find the lake and then continue to go up the mountain for a breath-taking view

12 days ago

13 days ago

Magical place

18 days ago

I cannot get over how great this trail was! There was a lot of up and down, with some steep grades, but the views are definitely worth it! The trailhead in Dunsmuir this app leads you to is actually private property and gated off. Just start at Castle Lake (off Castle Lake Rd, past the campground) and you'll still get to see all the awesome stuff. The trail isn't as bad as other people have described. A little overgrown, but you can definitely see the trail, just have to dance around some branches.

Beautiful views at the top, bring lunch and a suit if you want to swim so you can enjoy hanging out at the end!