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15 days ago

This is a fun quick winter hike. While one climbs a hill, it's not very steep. There are nice views from the top of an interesting high desert like valley in the rain shadow of nearby Mt. Shasta. We parked in the large parking area and bushwhacked down to the trail not realizing that there was a gate. The road taking off to the SE from US97 is the best landmark to find the trailhead gate.

Decent hike, wont find an easier 9k mountain. Muddy during beginning, very gradual incline which is nice. Trail is very well maintained. Windy once you hit the switchbacks road in is paved the entire way with few potholes

hiking
19 days ago

Ehhhh. It was cool. Great view of Shasta and a great 3/4 mile workout. The incline is awesome.

Always a gorgeous hike! The first half mile is usually quite muddy, but the remainder of the trail is generally smooth sailing. The summit can be very windy even on warm summer days. Excellent views of Shasta. Can be crowded on weekends.

Beautiful views the whole way up

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blowdown
snow
2 months ago

Pretty much as others had reviewed. Easy/moderate it you are in decent shape. We went to upper deadfall lake and back. Weather got bad and the wind rolled in, so we turned back. This weekend was the first touch of fall up in Weed. . We ran into another hiker that said it had been a white out earlier that morning.

Started from parks Creek trail head. It’s definitely a much flatter trail. Camped at Middle Deadfall Lake. Had the whole place to myself. No bugs. Slight breeze all night. Temperature was very mild the whole trip. Mount Eddy Was a relatively easy climb and the views were incredible. I was the only one on the mountain.

It was such an amazing hike!

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muddy
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

Do NOT listen to the reviews that say that this should be rated “easy” this trail is somewhere between moderate & hard! I run an 11minute mile, so I’m not in crazy good shape or anything but it was very difficult. We made it to the top & it was the most amazing 360 degree view of our little mountain home. Definitely worth it, but bring snacks or lunch!

OK, so just so you know, the first mile or so of this hike is ho-hum, BUT then it gets good. There will be 4-5 small creek crossings. Not hard. The views once you get to the lakes gets good and it just keeps getting better. There is a little off-shoot "U" shaped off this trail that goes by a lake, we did not take it and we are glad we made that choice as once you get to where the U intersects back in to the main trail, the lake is right there so no need to take the whole "U". Once you get to the last lake, take a break and have a snack for the final 1-1 1/2 mile climb to the top. The further you go, the steeper it gets, but it is so worth it. Unfortunately, we didn't get to stay long as it started thundering and we wanted to get to lower ground before the rain set in. We got just past the 1st lake on descent and it started to rain. Fortunately, we made it out without getting totally soaked. Depending on your physical fitness, this could be rated as at least moderately hard, but only due to the last mile or so and the steepness. The switchbacks are nice and long and moderately gradual. Hiking poles are helpful, especially on the descent. OH, and if you follow these direction to the trail head, they are wrong. These trail head directions take you to the PCT entrance which adds 2 miles to the hike, BUT there are potties at the trail head this takes you to so stop and use them then head on down the road a bit to the next parking lot on the right. Cross over the road to begin the hike.

First few miles were pretty easy hiking. Definitely more difficult once you get to the switchbacks. Beautiful trail with multiple lakes along the way. Views from the summit were amazing. Took us a total of 6 hours including our time up at the summit and stopping to spend time at one of the lakes. No problems with mosquitoes. There were still various wildflowers and a few small patches of snow.

hiking
3 months ago

This is marked as a moderate trail but is on the easier side. There are a few streams on the way which need some balancing skills on racks/tree-trunks. There is sudden elevation gain near the summit. We found a lot of people backpacking near lakes along the trail. Also greeted with a few hails/showers along the way. We were pretty chilled out walking and talking, it took us about 5 hours. Trailhead sign is not quite visible from the road, once you park at the hairpin curve, get out of your car and look for the sign "Deadfall Meadow Trailhead" towards SouthEast

Great hike over all. A little boggy/ muddy in the beginning and a few stream crossings. plenty of beautiful wild flowers. When I got to the first lake I took a nap on the east side where a small beach was. When I awoke I fished for a little while and caught two brook trout. Lots of bugs and bees.

hiking
3 months ago

Great short hike with wonderful views of Mt Shasta! Trailhead is right on the main highway so this made a great stop for us driving south from Crater Lake. Just as you pull off from the highway there is a large gate which you have to open to drive or hike through. We parked outside the gate but in hindsight might be better to drive through it and park 30 feet or so beyond it out of sight of the highway - there is space to park there too.

Beat the heat of 103 in Redding. Highly recommend using deadfall meadow trailhead and get there by 9am to avoid a full parking lot. Wild flowers were amazingly beautiful. I wish i knew all their names. I’m a slow hiker, took me 3 hours to ascend. Not too many people for a Friday. Fire burning in Medford meant a light haze in the sky to the north, but not enough to obscure views.

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no shade
4 months ago

Easy to follow the trail. There’s a gate at the parking area, it’s not hard to open but there’s a sign from USFS saying to close the gate behind you. You can drive past it, but I wouldn’t recommend doing so because it is too overgrown and rocky for a vehicle, but the hike was easygoing. Very little shade, but not too bad for the short hike. Small parking area, but there was no one when I went just after midday on a Sunday. Absolutely beautiful views from bottom to top, would highly recommend.

I have walked through the meadow and taken the PCT to get to the Summit and both are beautiful. Once we made it to the top, the clouds that were lingering had moved and we had a magnificent view.

Absolutely beautiful hike. Started hiking around 10:00 AM and got to the top by 1:00 PM. It is quite steep near the end and the elevation gain made us take many rests but if you take it slow you will make it!

hiking
5 months ago

One of the nicest hike I had recently. Beautiful meadows, nice lakes and a terrific view from the top which includes Mount Shasta. Looks us 5 hours round trip of not to hectic hiking. Returned via the Pacific Crest trail which provides nice views on the way back.

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rocky
5 months ago

June 30 th 2019 We did a full loop starting from the south side which is unmarked and starts at the quarry and is only an old bulldozer trail which was only about 1 mile up but a pretty good climb. We then circled the rim on top which was .08 and took the main trail back down west and along the Northside to the trailhead which was 2 miles. We then followed the road which led back to our vehicles along the base which was about 2.5 miles. The total distance was around 5.3 to 5.5. Very nice hike with amazing views of Shasta, Mt Eddy and the Grass Lake Valley area. Road was in good shape. It was 8.8 miles from Hwy 97 to the quarry where we started.

Did Mt Eddy trail via PCT om sat 6/15/19. Once you cross the rushing creek, you're near Deadfall Lake where multiple trails split. I took towards Mt Eddy but the trail came and went bc of snow. Did not make it to the switchbacks that led to the summit - I probably made it to mile 2.6

hiking
7 months ago

I’m going to have to break down and buy snowshoes I only made it a half a mile in before the snow got too deep no parking area at the trail head I suppose you could drive up the old forest service road but it does worn that it is not for low clearance vehicles I would love to try this trail again

hiking
Wed Dec 05 2018

Nice, short hike. Little close to the highway but amazing views

Mid-November 60 degree weather bluebird day. Riding the crest of the best that the Anthropocene has to offer. Get out there while you can ladies and gentlemen it’s going fast.

mountain biking
Mon Oct 15 2018

Pretty challenging climb on a mountain bike but well worth it!

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