Best trails in Mount Shasta, California

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Looking for a great trail near Mount Shasta, California? AllTrails has 33 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Castle Crags State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Siskiyou (Siskiyou County Flood Control District) or Mount Shasta City Park. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in Mount Shasta ranging from 0.8 to 9.9 miles and from 3,631 to 8,182 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Mount Shasta, California
Top trails (33)
#1 - Lake Siskiyou Trail
Lake Siskiyou (Siskiyou County Flood Control District)
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
This trail circles Lake Siskiyou with several trailheads 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. Show more
#2 - Mount Shasta via Avalanche Gulch Route
Mount Shasta Wilderness
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 8 h 58 m
An epic two day ascent of a 14,000ft California Volcano. This is the standard route up from Bunny Flats with an overnight at the campsites near Lake Helen. From there you ascend up the face and then through Red Banks to Misery Hill ending at the true summit. Highly suggested to do this trip as a two day climb to get used to the altitude.Show more
#3 - Ney Springs and Faery Falls
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 42 m
#4 - Black Butte
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
DANGEROUS CONDITION: The Black Butte Trail is one of the oldest and most well used National Forest trails near Mt Shasta. Unfortunately, because of the severe reduction of trail maintenance funding in the last few years, the trail has become dangerous. There is a short section of trail where a wire basket retaining wall has partially failed and will continue to fail. Part of it has collapsed across the trail, and the remaining part is hanging out over the trail at a sharp angle. If it were to fail while someone was hiking by, there could be tragic results. There is no practical alternate off-trail route because of extensive large boulder fields. Consequently, the Trail Association no longer provides information on how to reach the trail nor details about the trail. We suggest you explore other trails in the area. The Siskiyou Outdoor Recreation Alliance (Mountain Runners) is working with the Forest Service to find a solution.Show more
#5 - Sierra Club Horse Camp via Horse Camp Trail
Mount Shasta Wilderness
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Beautifully forested hike to the Shasta Alpine Lodge which is cared for by the Sierra Club. Dogs are allowed only about halfway up the trail then you must turn around before you are able to climb to the point of the amazing view of Mt. Shasta. Snowshoes are imperative in winter months at which time the route is a little more direct straight up Avalanche Gulch. Fresh water spring available at Horse Camp once the snow level drops (about June).Show more
#6 - South Gate Trail via Gray Butte and The Gate Trail
Mount Shasta Wilderness
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
#7 - Spring Hill Trail
Mount Shasta, California
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
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#8 - Bunny Flat to Panther Meadow
Mount Shasta Wilderness
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
#9 - Seven Lakes Basin via the PCT
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
This is a beautiful hike with gorgeous views of mountains and lakes the whole way. Most of the elevation gain is right at the turn around point, as there is a quick decent to two lakes and of course an initial ascent going back. Show more
#10 - Cliff Lakes and Terrace Lake
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
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