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

9 miles/14.5 km
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.