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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Mount Shasta, Redding, California USA

Trails:
Mostly round trips
Hike Season:
Early April to late October
Mount Shasta is located in northern California, east of Interstate 5 along SR89, between Mount Shasta city and McCloud city, 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 hiking. 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. You can find short hikes (15-45 minutes long). Some of the short hikes are John Everitt Vista Point, an easy 20 minutes and 0.5 mi/0.8 km hike, with 5000 to 5100 ft/1524 to 1554 m elevation and Panther Meadow Loop, an easy 45 minutes and 1.5 mi/2.4 km hike, with 7500 to 7900 ft/2286 to 2408 m elevation.

Medium hike (1-2 hours) is Old Ski Bowl Trail, an easy 1 hour (varies), 1 mi/1.6 km hike, with 7800 ft/2377 m elevation. Longer hikes (2 hours or more) are Bunny Flat Trail, a moderate to strenuous 3-4 hours, 4.5 mi/7.2 km hike, with 6900 to 7900 ft/2103 to 2408 m elevation, Send Flat Trail, a strenuous 3 hours, 4 mi/6.4 km hike, with 6800 to 7900 ft/2073 to 2408 m elevation, Grey Butte Trail, a moderate 3 hours, 3 mi/4.8 km trail, with 7600 to 8000 ft/2316 to 2438 m elevation and Squaw Meadows Trail, a 4-5 hours, 4 mi/6.4 km trail, with 7600 to 7800 feet/2316 to 2377 m elevation.

There are also day hikes on Horse Camp, Whitney Falls and Clear Creek. Hike season starts from early April until late October, depending on weather conditions and snow.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Redding, California
69.8 mi / 112.3 km, 1 hr 15 mins
Head south on Market St. to Shasta St. Turn left to CA-44 E/Tehama St. Take exit 2B and enter I-5N Weed/Portland. Take the exit 736 to enter CA-89S to McCloud. Turn left on Ski Park Hwy and then turn left to Ski Park Hwy. Take the first left turn on Ski Park Hwy and you will find the resort on your right.
BY CAR FROM Medford, Oregon
99.6 mi / 160.3 km, 1 hr 47 mins
Follow OR-99S. Turn left on Garfield St. Turn right to enter I-5S (enter California). Get on CA-89S. Turn left on Ski Park Hwy and then turn left to Ski Park Hwy. Take the first left turn on Ski Park Hwy and you will find the resort on your right.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento, California
228 mi / 367 km, 3 hrs 31 mins
Follow I-5N. Take the exit 736 to enter CA-89S to McCloud. Turn left on Ski Park Hwy and then turn left to Ski Park Hwy. Take the first left turn on Ski Park Hwy and you will find the resort on your right.
BY CAR FROM San Francisco, California
283 mi / 455.5 km, 4 hrs 22 mins
Follow I-5N. Take the exit 736 to enter CA-89S to McCloud. Turn left on Ski Park Hwy and then turn left to Ski Park Hwy. Take the first left turn on Ski Park Hwy and you will find the resort on your right.
BY CAR FROM Chico, California
139 mi / 223.7 km, 2 hrs 26 mins
Follow I-5N. Take the exit 736 to enter CA-89S to McCloud. Turn left on Ski Park Hwy and then turn left to Ski Park Hwy. Take the first left turn on Ski Park Hwy and you will find the resort on your right.
BY CAR FROM Eureka, California
218 mi / 350.8 km, 4 hrs 10 mins
Follow CA-299E/CA-3 s/Main St. Turn right on Market St. Turn lefto to CA-44 E /Tehama St. Take the exit 2B to enter I-5N. Follow I-5N. Take the exit 736 to enter CA-89S to McCloud. Turn left on Ski Park Hwy and then turn left to Ski Park Hwy. Take the first left turn on Ski Park Hwy and you will find the resort on your right.
BY AIR
Sacramento International Airport,
220 mi / 354 km
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