Mount Shasta Mine Loop Trail

MODERATE 21 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
600 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.

trail running
9 days ago

trail running
2 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!

2 months ago

2 months ago

3 months ago

Waterfall is awesome.

hiking
3 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!

4 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.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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
11 months ago

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pretty easy hike, not much shade in the summer heat. The old mine shaft is fenced off but you can get close enough to feel the creepy factor.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Great hike with some amazing views. Some steep terrain at times. Couldn't imagine mountain biking the trail unless you rode the opposite of the suggested direction..taking a left instead of a right at the head of the trail due to the topography.

hiking
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

mountain biking
Friday, April 25, 2014

Good trail for a quick ride. Has some elevation gain. Popular with horse riders as well

mountain biking
Sunday, April 06, 2014

hiking
Sunday, March 30, 2014