Mount Shasta Mine Loop Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

Mount Shasta Mine Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near French Gulch, California that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
538 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Starting at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center, drive south on Kennedy Memorial Drive towards Whiskeytown Dam. The road forks. Take the left fork which becomes Paige Bar Road. Do not take the right fork over the dam. The trailhead and parking lot are about one mile farther on the left, across from Peltier Valley Road.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

An awesome trail with some cool views and interesting history. We walked the trail backwards (clockwise) with our 2 dogs. A steep climb to start off and gradual elevation changes until the end. The old gold mine close to halfway through provided a nice place to have a snack and read about its history.

trail running
2 months ago

Recommended by a family we met hiking yesterday. What a fun challenging three miles for me and Murphy and Billy.
No water this time of year (end of summer) so that's a bummer for the dogs but I'm sure it will be great when there's some water running through. Lots of rocks on the Orfino Gulch section but nothing dangerous, just wear good shoes. #tenlegstosunset

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

Nice quick trail run.

4 months ago

Lovely trails, with plenty of blackberries at the trail head and along the way to snack on. It was middle of summer, so no waterfalls or creek flows for me, but beautiful trees and views of Shasta Bally and the other mountains. At one point you can see clear down towards Igo and Gas Point!

hiking
5 months ago

June 2017
Well maintained trail. Nice mixture of shade and sun, with a few moderate sections. View of the lake from a far distance at the end only. No waterfalls. No summits. A nice quick workout. I walked the 3 miles stopping occasionally to explore in 1.5 hours.

trail running
5 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

The section that follows close to the road has lots of pooled up water, but I would think that will dry up very soon. Also there is a good bit of poison oak surrounding the trail, so keep an eye out. Other than that it is a nice quick trail to run!

8 months ago

8 months ago

9 months ago

Waterfall is awesome.

hiking
9 months ago

new family favorite! we had 4 years to 42 years if age in our group and this hike was perfect for all. hidden waterfalls, and cool old gold mine finds...and a few breathtaking Vistas. we will be back!

9 months ago

This loop is fun I have done it three different times now. It is better to do in the spring or winter time rather than in the summer. Some parts of the trail can be misleading on which path to take.

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

great hike with lots of small seasonal creeks and terrific view from the top of Whiskey town Lake

hiking
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Easy hike with a few short, rocky sections with a decent incline. Beautiful green foliage, outstanding panoramic views of Whiskeytown Mountains. Takes about 2 hours at a leisurely pace.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016