Lake Siskiyou Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mt Shasta, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail circles Lake Siskiyou with several trail heads around the perimeter of the lake. The bridges across the Sacramento River where it enters the lake are removed for winter typically in October and reinstalled in May or June. Bridge status is posted at: http://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/content/general-services-flood-control-water-conservation-district.
Awesome easy hike around lake sis. Had to get off the trail quite a bit to stay near the water, so it ended up being almost 8 miles for us.
Great hike for our first time using a child hiking pack with our 13 month old. We counted 7.0 miles because we got a little off the path at the end near the camping grounds and it took us around 3 hours to complete (with a few snack breaks too). Will definitely do it again!
Easy, flat. Prettier view is taking a boat or kayak around the lake, but this is also pretty fantastic for taking a leisurely stroll around.
My only beef is the fact that you couldn't cross over where the Sacramento River is flowing into the lake. So currently, there is no way around the whole trail. If you're going to do it while the river is up, just stay to the right of the marina. Otherwise, you're not going to get very far. It was also cold when we went, so that's why we were not going to walk through the river to get to the other side. If it is warm enough, and you are willing to take your shoes off, would probably be quite refreshing.
Can't really complain about the river flowing, though, considering the drought we've had for years. So, I'll take it! Just a warning to others, though, try to stay to the right of the marina if Lake is at capacity.
I've gone twice now in different weather. I love this trail. pretty easy. light traffic, dog friendly. great picture opportunities, the whole way around. occasional runners. everyone's respectful. lots of nature viewing.
Wonderful. 6.8 mile scenic trail around the entire lake. Takes about 2 - 2.5 hours to complete. Very easy. Dogs love it.
Fun lake trail not too many people. Its just a chill ride, run, or walk around the lake. It's on a dirt trail nothing extreme or hard nice and clean.