- ABOUT THE SPOT
Backpacking / Trekking in Mount Shasta, Redding, California USA
Mount Shasta is inside Shasta – Trinity National Forest and the second highest volcano in the Cascade Range. It is the perfect place for Back-country Backpacking. The trails offer spectacular scenery and occasionally a sight of many wild animals such as bears, deer and eagles.
Most trails are round trips, but trails, listed as strenuous are better to be hiked, only if you are in a very good physical condition. When you pick a camping point, make sure that it has adequate water runoff and use plastic under your tent to stay dry.
If you go backpacking in early spring, prefer to camp on snow than on fragile damp areas of earth. Try to use an already used camping spot, so you won’t expand camping area. Watch out for bears, they are present in the wilderness, so hang your food away from the camp.
If you want to burn a campfire, do it only in established fire pits. Best season to go backpacking is from early April until late October, depending on weather conditions and snow.