hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Good hike with an AMAZING view of castle lake and Mt Shasta. Breathtaking A MUST DO ..happy hiking

hiking
muddy
no shade
snow
3 days ago

Worth the trek!! The views of Mount Shasta from the top are unreal. Highly recommend for hiking, backpacking, and watching the sunset!

Such a beautiful and peaceful hike throughput this delightful trail. My dogs had a blast!!!! We’ll do this again, for sure!

hiking
6 days ago

This is one of my favorite hikes of all time! The entire hike was beautiful. Plus it was fun to walk through patches of snow (definitely glad to have the downloaded trail map)! There’s ample parking at Gumboot Trailhead and the road up to it is completely paved (if a bit narrow at times). We spent most of our time just staring at Lake Helen — the final two lakes are nice, but the real showstoppers are the spectacular views of Shasta and the surrounding lakes!

hiking
rocky
washed out
6 days ago

Amazing views! A bit difficult to follow the trail as you get above the trees, seems like everyone made their own path up. Note: you get to a little stream right at the beginning that you should just cross (easy to do without getting wet) instead of going around. Worth the views at the top!

Beautiful destination. When you arrive and park in the big open lot, take the road that goes up, behind you once you park. There are a few smaller trails off the main trail for beautiful detours. Lots of beautiful springs, mossy covered ruins, and the falls with a cave. Stunning. Road is muddy in places and there is a bit of an incline near the end, but worth it!

I do this hike all of the time. Never, have I seen so many people and overnight tents.

hiking
bugs
rocky
snow
7 days ago

Hard going up, easy coming down and the view is so worth it from the top!

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked on Memorial Day 2020, a hot, dry day. I'm finally figuring out ht use AllTrails. The trail is a lollipop loop, 3.25 miles in all. The northwest corner has a short spur that leads to a few picnic tables and a pretty view of Black Butte, the valley, and crags to the west. But the killer views of Mt Shasta itself are along the 0.4 mile Rocky Point Loop trail along the northeast part of the route. The hike is, to me, easy-moderate. The trail is in great shape. The climb is non-stop, but not that long. No amenities, so bring water. The signage could be better. Scouts and a non-profit org maintain the trail nicely. The trailhead is well-marked and easy to find. Here's a link from the Mount Shasta Trail Association: https://mountshastatrailassociation.org/trails/urban-trails/spring-hill-trail/

Great hike but big tip! Do not hike to the top. The top had a nice picnic table but a worse view compared to most of your hike. For the best view, do this: Hike up until you see a trail sign for rocky loop. Thats where you'll get the best view. But its easiest to do it clockwise, so pass up the sign and keep hiking up. You'll see another sign labeling the other end of that loop. Hike down that. Now almost the rest of your hike is down hill. Halfway down that loop you'll get to see an amazing panoramic view of Mt Shasta, Mt Shasta City and farther to the right as well, past I-5, with Castle Crags in view as well. Also a great spot for selfies. This is also the only view on the entire hike that you'll get to see the entirety of Mt Shasta unobstructed by trees or shrubs. You'll get to look all the way up the mountain and all the way down to the base of the hill you are standing on. Best view for sure! Have fun!

hiking
bridge out
bugs
7 days ago

Amazing views!!!

hiking
flooded
rocky
8 days ago

Beautiful views of Shasta and the Lake. End of the trail has awesome cliffs to have lunch with a view.

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

You have the impression is super crowded, but it’s mostly because you have a very reduced space in the waterfalls. Looks like a very famous spot in the area. To the left, you have a lower waterfall no as impressive, but worth the try and Ney Springs also to the left. Some parts of the road that is part of the trail is muddy.

hiking
icy
muddy
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
9 days ago

No visible trail whatever, difficult hike especially with all the ice and snow covered. Steer left and keep going left. It’s right above the castle lake. It’s actually tiny lake. Beautiful hike, no trail whatsoever.

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