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Ice Climbing in Mount Shasta, Redding, California USA

Most popular route:
Avalanche Gulch
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 to go ice climbing. Mount Shasta has over 15.000 summit attempts, created every year. Only 1/3 of them is successful.

One of the least difficult and most popular routes is Avalanche Gulch. Although you need an ice axe and crampons for all the routes, you don’t need to have any mountaineering experience in order to make it through. Shasta is close to other mountains and that is why the weather is unstable, mainly because of the moisture created by many clouds.

Especially in winter, weather can change rapidly. Some of the trails are Bunny Flat, Clear Creek, Brewer Creek, North Gate, Bolam, Whitney Falls and Bolum Creek.

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

Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.

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