Flanagan and Chamise Peak Trail

EASY 90 reviews

Flanagan and Chamise Peak Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Redding, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
698 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

If you want a 360 degree view of all things Shasta (Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, Mount Shasta and City of Shasta Lake), look no further. This highest spot atop the mountainous spine separating Keswick Reservoir from the City of Shasta Lake affords expansive views of the upper Sacramento Valley, the Sacramento River canyon below Shasta Dam and the western mountains. Flanagan Trail starts at the Flanagan Road parking lot and climbs up and over the ridge to the Upper Sacramento Ditch Trail. Chamise Peak Trail starts up the Flanagan Trail before turning right at the pass and continuing up to the top of the peak (1628). Great views from the top.

hiking
4 days ago

We enjoyed our very first hike. This was an easy hike and we ended up going 5.75 miles total. The view of ALL THINGS SHASTA at the top is amazing!

hiking
5 days ago

as someone that is in decent but not great shape I found this hike to the top of the peak a little challenging. so I'd rate it more moderate for those in similar shape. definitely not all "gradual" incline. some areas have some steepness to them. the view at the top makes the hike up worth it for sure. the 4y/o 14y/o and border collie had no issues and we managed to get in and out around 2 hours. total trip was closer to 5 miles up and back

hiking
10 days ago

Non-strenuous hike to a peak with awesome views. Picnic table at the top if you want to hang out and enjoy the view. We hiked on an overcast day so it was nice all the way up. I could imagine the east facing switchbacks near the top might get a bit toasty on a clear sunny day.

hiking
11 days ago

Today was our first hiking trip ever. Flanagan/Chamise peak trail was our choice to see if hiking was for us. We are seniors and have done a decent amount of biking and are regulars at the gym.

We are hooked on hiking and after our hike we went to town and bought hiking equipment. This is an easy trail if you have been active in your life and the view at the top is sensational. Happy Hiking from the Slack’s.

14 days ago

Beautiful trail that slowly inclines for 2.5 Miles to the gorgeous peak that gives you a 360 degree view of mountains and Shasta lake and the Sacramento River. There are trees and shady places to hang your hammock at the top. Highly recommend this.

20 days ago

Great trail for beginners and us old folk. There was a nice reward of a picnic table and a breathtaking view at the top. I will be doing it again.

trail running
22 days ago

Very well-maintained and marked trail! Beautiful view at the top. Awesome for a trail run or short hike.

24 days ago

Great trail with the classic 3 Shastas view at the top.

28 days ago

This was such a fun short hike with a small little workout and once reach the top there is a picnic table were u can sit and have lunch like we did and it over looks mt Shasta and Shasta lake so pretty would deff do it again

1 month ago

Great for kids, dogs and mountain bikers! Bring a snack and enjoy it at the picnic table up top!

hiking
1 month ago

Quick. Easy. Close to Redding. Great views. A nice way to spend an afternoon hiking. Watching the sunset from the peak is also a great time to hike Chamise- though bring a flashlight for the descent.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this hike! Great track. Easy to navigate. Amazing views of the mountains to the west and the valley, Mt. Shasta, the dam and even Lassen. The whole family did this one. The little ones where in the back packs and the 5 & 6 year old killed it.
This one will defiantly be on our short list.
You do have to compete with the mountain bikers but they are were pretty courteous of our crew.

2 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in Redding! Trail is well maintained and a good workout but not too hard.

3 months ago

great

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike on well kept trails. Clear trail marking and a pick nick bench at the top made for a great experience.
The gradual incline makes this hike pleasant event for those of us with old sports injuries in knees and hips.

hiking
4 months ago

Super fun easy trail to hike not super steep like some trails around here beautiful views of lake Shasta Shasta dam and mount shasta and even amazing views of lassen

hiking
4 months ago

Very beautiful hike! Went with friends and hiked to the peak and it has beautiful views of mt. Shasta and mt. Lassen. Would definitely do again.

4 months ago

My boyfriend, our small shitzu, and myself took this hike today and really enjoyed it. While we are not out of shape we are certainly not athletes. We found the hike to be between easy and intermediate only because it's all uphill for 2.5 miles. The trail is in good shape and well marked. We would recommend it for anyone looking for a hike that doesnt take all day. The hike took us about 2 hours.

4 months ago

Well kept trail by the BLM, a lot of work has been done clearing brush to open views.
Easy hike great reward.

5 months ago

Loved this trail, it was really easy and a great trail to walk and y’all with a friend. Views were beautiful.

5 months ago

Trailhead was very easy to find. I loved the beautiful views at the top.

5 months ago

Great hike for our German Shepherd and the perfect amount of time (~2 hrs) for a late afternoon hike. We went in late December and it was warm thanks to global warming.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy to find parking. I'd say an easy hike if you are in shape. The view at the top Chamise Peak are worth it. It took me less than 2 hours at a leisure pace and hanging out at the top for a while.

6 months ago

Awesome view once you get to the top!
Gradual climb the whole way up for 2.4 miles, not easy for someone out of shape but had great weather and was able to take my time. Definitely going on this trail again!

7 months ago

Great views, and a well kept trail. Good job BLM!

7 months ago

loved the hike beautiful view

7 months ago

This is a nice trail, if your riding your Mt Bike it's a steep ride to the top of the peek..

hiking
7 months ago

Lovely views of Lassen, Shasta, shasta dam and all the surrounding hills 

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing hike

hiking
8 months ago

The views at the top are worth the hike! You can see Shasta, Lassen Peak along with chaos crags and brokeoff mountain, and Sacramento River! The hike up was nothing special, but it was peaceful and not too steep. Took us about an hour and 30 min.

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