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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Sisson Callahan National Recreational Trail, Redding, California USA

Trail:
9 miles/14.5 km
Elevation:
8.020 feet/2.444 meters
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. On the west of Mount Shasta, Mount Eddy dominates the mountain range across the valley. Between Mount Shasta and Mount Eddy lies the magnificent 9 mi/14.5 km Sisson – Callahan National Recreational Trail, which is ideal for hiking.

It is an area of breathtaking alpine lakes, rugged peaks, rushing steams and emerald green meadows. Ιts position offers spectacular Mountain View, especially the view of Castle Crags to the south and Trinity Alps to the west, as seen from Deadfall Summit.

The trail has a 8.020 ft/2.444 m elevation and crosses through Deadfall Summit, right up from Deadfall Lakes. If you hike on spring or early summer, it is possible to find snow at the summit, but still be able to enjoy the intoxicating smell of azaleas, blooming down along the North Fork of Sacramento River.

During your hike you will see an amazing variety of conifer species. Water is plenty and you will find campsites at frequent intervals next to the trail. The Sisson – Callahan National Recreational Trail is one of the 47 National Recreational Trails in the National Forest of California.

Route to trailheads starts from Deadfall Lakes and North fork of the Sacramento River.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Redding, California
69.8 miles/112.33 km, 1 hour 15 minutes
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 miles/160.29 km, 1 hour 47 minutes
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 miles/366.93 km, 3 hours 31 minutes
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 miles/455.44 km, 4 hours 22 minutes
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 miles/223.7 km, 2 hours 26 minutes
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 miles/350.84 km, 4 hours 10 minutes
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 miles/354.06 km
BY TRAIN

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