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1 day ago

Nice shady trail with some beautiful views of Mount Shasta.

Trail best for fatter tire bikes. We had to walk in a few places. Lots of vistas. On Sept 11 we only saw a handful of people on the trail.

12 days ago

14 days ago

Taxing hike up to heart lake but totally doable if you pace yourself. There were kids on the trails even. It will wind you though and wear you out, so bring lots of water! Once up there, there are plenty of exploring opportunities in the rocky landscape. Breathtaking views, even though it was smoky from fires.

Amazing hike. Have to admit - wasnt looking forward to this hike. Worried that the smoke from the fires would ruin it when actually the hike was above the smoke. Easy to find trailhead. Panther Meadows - really nice in the morning. Grey Butte was also really nice - gradual elevation gain and the views of Shasta were amazing. Back to Southgate - really interesting - almost a desert feel. Back to Panther Meadow. Dont skip this hike

Wanted to love it but only 4 stars. Easy to find - elevation increase is tough. Hard to stay on trail once you get past Castle Lake (thank you all trails). I found Heart lake unimpressive. Might be based on the smoke which blocked the view of Shasta. You have to however do the overlook of Castle lake

19 days ago

23 days ago

Climbed Shasta in June of '17 as my first '14er. Started around 4:30 AM and reached the summit around 10:30 AM. I was in the middle of a cycling tour from Portland to SanFrancisco, so I was in solid shape at the time. From what I understand, most 1 day summit attempts should be started around 1 AM. 2017 was also a heavy snow year, so it was a bit easier in late June that it may have otherwise been. Beautiful views throughout the climb, and I can't wait to get back out to Shasta.