Helen Lake and Mount Shasta Trail

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Helen Lake and Mount Shasta Trail is a 6.6 mile out and back trail located near Mt Shasta, California and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from December until February.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2529 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

snowshoeing

no dogs

3 months ago

Good trail if you go early, later on snow gets soft and you will posthole!

4 months ago

I have climbed Mt Shasta via Casaval Ridge after spending one afternoon at Horse Camp. In 9 hours climb time, Shasta weather change fourth times, from beautiful moon on 2am departure time to snow and white out to summit on 50 miles/h wind.
Be prepare for everything, don't rush the climb if you want to summit. Don't pick unnecessary stuff on climb. Success is a combination of multiple things done correctly. Out of all attempts on Shasta only 36% are successful.

6 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

Sunday, September 18, 2016

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

hiking
Thursday, September 19, 2013

In my beginning days in the mountains this was the place to be for me. A great experience and long slog with not much in the way of variation or interest. Just getting up this can be a bear for people even in great shape. On either side you see Shasta's so ridges which offer a little more fun earlier in the year. Don't rush yourself and the mountain will come to you, thats thew best attitude to get to the summit or just Helen Lake as the route here is so titled.

hiking
Monday, March 25, 2013

hiking
Saturday, February 16, 2013

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2011

Snow trip to summit - crazy weather. Stopped at thumb rock (13000ft) due to conditions (it was blowing! and a storm was coming in). Great couple of days, hope to get back and get to the summit.