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Toad Lake Trail is a 1.6 mile out and back trail located near Mount Shasta, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 246 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Dogs are allowed to be off-leash in the wilderness areas, but must be on-leash in the Todd Lake recreation area. You may need a 4wd vehicle when snow is present.

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1 month ago

the hike itself was easy, a small incline at the beginning. The lake is nice and quiet. The road leading to the lake is 1 lane with lots of fallen trees and rocks. The view along the way is nice.

Sat Jun 02 2018

I got within 1/2 mi. of the lake this weekend before the snow got too deep. we followed the stream on foot up to the lake from there. The lake is currently frozen over with the edges starting to melt. the drive up is easy in 2wd, only time I put it in 4wd was near the summit when the snow started. I had to clear a few small boulders and fallen branches from the path along the way.

Wed Jul 19 2017


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