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Gems in Shasta and Cascades - 21

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gem Favorite Burney Falls

Burney Falls

(10) Burney, CA
gem Favorite Enjoy breathtaking Mt. Shasta views from above Castle Lake.

Castle Lake Overlook

(6) Dunsmuir, CA
gem Favorite Lassen Peak across the Cinder Cone crater

Cinder Cone

(5) Chester, CA
gem Favorite Phantom Falls

Phantom Falls

(4) Oroville, CA
gem Favorite Stunning views from al the way up here!

Lassen Peak

(4) Shingle…, CA
gem Favorite Lassen Peak across Manzanita Lake

Manzanita Lake

(3) Shingle…, CA
gem Favorite Grizzly Falls

Grizzly Lake

(2) Weaverv…, CA
gem Favorite Crystal Lines by Darren Marshall

Crystal Lake

(2) Chester, CA
gem Favorite Big Blue Lake

Big Blue Lake

(1) Fort Jones, CA
gem Favorite Towhead Lake

Towhead Lake

(4) Happy Camp, CA
gem Favorite Feather Falls

Feather Falls

(4) Berry C…, CA
gem Favorite Patterson Lake

Patterson Lake

(2) Alturas, CA
gem Favorite Evening light on Lassen Peak over Lake Helen.

Lake Helen

(2) Shingle…, CA
gem Favorite View from the top of Mount Eddy.

Mount Eddy Summit

(3) Mount S…, CA
gem Favorite A steam vent at the Sulphur Works.

Sulphur Works

(4) Shingle…, CA
gem Favorite Looking up from the base of Kings Creek Falls.

Kings Creek Falls

(3) Chester, CA
gem Favorite Looking southeast from the top of Prospect Peak, one can look into Cinder Cone below (center lower left). On the horizon are Red Cinder and Red CInder Cone (right center). Snag Lake (right) with Mt Hoffman nearby, behind it, are also seen.

Prospect Peak

(2) Chester, CA
gem Favorite Fleener Chimney. Good thing they have a guardrail...

Fleener Chimneys

(1) Tulelake, CA
gem Favorite Mill Creek Falls from an observation platform in the early spring.

Mill Creek Falls

(1) Shingle…, CA
gem Favorite Kings Creek cascades down steeply and swiftly as Kings Creek Cascades Foot Trail climbs the stairs next to the creek. Beautiful mountain views into the distance to the east here.

Kings Creek Cascades

(3) Chester, CA
gem Favorite Azalea Lake

Azalea Lake

(2) Happy Camp, CA

Recommended Routes in Shasta and Cascades - 34

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Favorite Canyon Creek can be seen trickling out of the south end of Lower Canyon Creek Lake.
Intermediate

Canyon Creek Lakes Trail

14.5 mi 23.4 km 2,629' Up 801.36 m Up 2,629' Down 801.36 m Down

Weaverv…, CA
Favorite A pair of backpackers treks through flower-filled meadows in mid-August on the Long Canyon Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Four Lakes Loop

17.4 mi 27.9 km 5,698' Up 1736.74 m Up 5,697' Down 1736.56 m Down

Lewiston, CA
Favorite Grizzly Falls
Difficult

Grizzly Lake from China Spring

13.8 mi 22.2 km 4,618' Up 1407.49 m Up 4,618' Down 1407.69 m Down

Weaverv…, CA
Favorite View from the top of Mount Eddy.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Eddy Out-and-Back

10.7 mi 17.3 km 2,232' Up 680.41 m Up 2,232' Down 680.19 m Down

Weed, CA
Favorite An alpine lake with waterfalls on the granite cliffs high in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area in Northern California. from Prindleman under CC BY-SA
Intermediate/Difficult

Emerald and Sapphire Lakes

27.1 mi 43.7 km 3,991' Up 1216.37 m Up 3,992' Down 1216.67 m Down

Weaverv…, CA
Favorite Phantom Falls
Intermediate

Tour de Table Mountain - Phantom Falls Loop

6.9 mi 11.1 km 783' Up 238.69 m Up 783' Down 238.51 m Down

Oroville, CA
Favorite Fall color on Bizz Johnson Nat Rec Trail
Easy

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

26.3 mi 42.4 km 295' Up 89.82 m Up 1,349' Down 411.24 m Down

Westwood, CA
Favorite Above Bear Hole on Annie Bidwell Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Bidwell Park Tour

14.2 mi 22.9 km 1,747' Up 532.5 m Up 1,747' Down 532.57 m Down

Chico, CA
Favorite Bear Hole
Difficult

Bidwell-Guardian Out-and-Back

12.7 mi 20.4 km 1,123' Up 342.19 m Up 1,123' Down 342.17 m Down

Chico, CA

Shasta and Cascades Hiking

  • 1,735 Miles 2,792 Kilometers of Trail
  • 34 Recommended Routes
  • 21 Gems Gems
  • 96 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 292 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 97 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Shasta and Cascades - 451

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2.5 mi 4.1 km #1Lassen Peak Trail
Difficult
Shingletown, CA
Difficult
Shingletown, CA 56 
3.2 mi 5.2 km #2Bumpass Hell Trail
Intermediate
Shingletown, CA
Intermediate
Shingletown, CA 23 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #3Cinder Cone Trail
Difficult
Chester, CA
Difficult
Chester, CA 17 
3.7 mi 5.9 km #4Brokeoff Mountain Trail
Difficult
Chester, CA
Difficult
Chester, CA 15 
13.6 mi 21.8 km #5Stuart Fork Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Weaverville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Weaverville, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #6Castle Lake Overlook
Intermediate
Dunsmuir, CA
Intermediate
Dunsmuir, CA 10 
57.1 mi 91.9 km #7PCT: Etna Summit to Seiad Valley
Intermediate/Difficult
Weed, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Weed, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #8Hidden Valley Route
Difficult
Mount Shasta, CA
Difficult
Mount Shasta, CA
4.7 mi 7.6 km #9Big Bear Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Dunsmuir, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Dunsmuir, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Falls Loop Trail
Intermediate
Burney, CA
Intermediate
Burney, CA

Photos of Shasta and Cascades - 1,152

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Great view
Apr 3, 2015 near Susanville, CA
Best day ever...
Apr 3, 2015 near Susanville, CA
A pair of backpackers treks through flower-filled meadows in mid-August on the Long Canyon Trail.
Jan 12, 2017 near Weaverv…, CA
Enjoy breathtaking Mt. Shasta views from above Castle Lake.
Jul 6, 2017 near Dunsmuir, CA
Mount Shasta and Shastina
Sep 24, 2017 near Weed, CA
Sierra Club Horse Camp in front of the cloudy summit of Mount Shasta
Sep 30, 2017 near Mount S…, CA
Indian Creek Falls.
Mar 29, 2022 near Greenville, CA
View from the trail.
May 23, 2023 near Dunsmuir, CA