Explore the most popular trails near Shasta with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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2 months ago

Great short day hike with amazing views and scenic waterfalls. Great for a swim as well.

This hike is in the national recreation area, so be sure to pay your entrance fee.

Drove my 2WD crossover up Berry Creek Road, which quickly became a one lane dirt/gravel road. It was a relatively easy drive. I ‘dropped a pin’ on Google Maps and guided myself to trailhead. There are a couple turns along the road. Once you get to the trailhead, you can’t drive any further. The trailhead has a single vault toilet and space for maybe 10 cars.

It’s a gradual climb throughout the hike. There’s a couple minor runoff crossings and a couple bridges. A wooden bench is located near a spot where you can see the lower falls. The waterfalls are in a small canyon and are beautiful. Metal railings and chiseled steps guide hikers around the otherwise sketchy sections. We made it to the last waterfall and turned back. We brought single hiking poles which helped descend some of the steeper sections towards the end of the waterfalls. Great hike & beautiful destination.

3 months ago

Couldn’t get to the trail head when I tried two weeks ago. A large tree had fallen across the road about 3/4 of a mile past the end of the pavement. There was no warning because you can’t see it until you come around a turn so you’re stuck. Cliff on one side, mountain on the other. I had to back up on a narrow, twisting road quite a ways before finding a spot to turn around. Scary! I wouldn’t recommend this one unless you know that tree has been cleared. Mtn bikes can probably go under the tree but cars and horses can’t.

trail running
4 months ago

#tenlegstosunset Going to try to make notes every hike. Yep, I list them as runs because the Relive app doesn’t like hikes... (if you haven’t downloaded Relive - it’s free - you should!) The days are very short in NorCal this time of year, and as a late afternoon crew (me, my dogs Murphy and Billy) find ourselves finishing in the dark all too often. A beautiful moon today. Saw only one family (including young mom w baby on backpack!) and no critters. Dogs wrrr confident and stayed close, even Billy ran out front. We didn’t need leashes tonight, but always always always have them. This hike, if you don’t know, is gorgeous and super easy... or challenging if you run it. 500 vertical gain to the falls and plenty of climbing and searching once you get there. It’s getting into winter, so he advised there will be slippery everything, especially when you get to last quarter Mile before the The falls. If you run this one at night, note above and since it’s nice and wide and daily well travelled, note that night time even w a light could offer some loose rock dangers. I just follow Murphy.
Lights for all... knees a little achy and still dealing with a pinched nerve and weakness in my back and shoulder... Feels good to be alive:
Rocking new U2 today and classic rock on 103.1 going down hill. First time driving new subaru on a dusty dirty mountain road! Yes!

Drove over Mule Town Road in our little RAV4 to get here, and although we had to take it slow, the conditions were still fine. The trail can be a little narrow and testy to follow, but once you get out of the river bed you have some nice views north and lots of beautiful oaks.

6 months ago

Peaceful quiet, dogwoods and trees turning colors, easy walk from the upper parking lot.

6 months ago

Beautiful trail, just lots and lots of poison oak. The mosquito's were pretty bad at this time as well.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mule town road was hard to reach it is currently washed out. It would be best if you have a four wheel drive vehicle to reach the trail head. Salt creek trail was alright although it was poorly maintained. It was hard to follow at certain spots where the trail was not marked. It had some pretty cool views on top of the valley. The trail loops back down to the where the beginning of the trail starts.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Great hike! First 2 miles were easy. Than it gets new difficult. Lots of poison oak!!!!!! Many creek crossing. It was beautiful!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Awesome trail. Watch out for the poison oak and bring extra socks!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Nice and cool, easy trail, but VERY buggy! Bring bug spray!

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