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Flanagan Trail to Chamise Peak

Intermediate
 4.3 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Hike through oak, manzanita, and pine to the top of Chamise Hill for views of Shasta Dam, Sacramento River, and Lassen.


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Map Key

5.2

Miles

8.4

KM

Out and Back

1,625' 495 m

High

934' 285 m

Low

767' 234 m

Up

767' 234 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views

Family Friendly Modest slope, great views, and fun spiral trail around the hill can make for a pleasant (but long) family trip. There is a bench halfway for weary travelers, but no bathroom or water amenities.

Overview

A great singletrack through shaded woods and up a modestly sloped spiral trail to the top of Chamise Hill for views of Shasta Dam, Sacramento River, and Lassen.

Description

This is a great route for hikers seeking worthwhile viewpoints. There is lots of shade, a bench halfway from the parking lot, and a picnic table at the peak. However, there are no restroom facilities at the parking lot.

Starting at the parking lot at the end of Flanagan Rd, follow Flanagan Trail until reaching a Y-intersection (a bench is located here). Continue on the Chamise Peak Trail. Stay on the Chamise Peak Trail when you encounter another spur trail that returns to Flanagan Trail. Each of these intersections are marked with white BLM sign poles, with trail names and direction arrows. The trail switchbacks to Chamise Peak, and then spirals around the hill to end at a picnic table on top.

Be sure to enjoy the great views of Shasta Dam, Lassen, and the Sacramento River as you work your way along the spiral as well as on the peak.

Flora & Fauna

Oak (including falling oaks at higher elevations, giving some fall color), manzanita, pine, poison oak.

Contacts

Land Manager: BLM Redding, CA

Shared By:

James Landry

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  4.3 from 7 votes

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View of Shasta Dam and Shasta Lake while spiraling up Chamise Hill.
Nov 21, 2017 near Central…, CA
Keep an eye out for interesting mushrooms, lichen, and moss along the trail.
Nov 21, 2017 near Central…, CA
Plenty of shade from oaks, manzanita, and pine on the trail up to Chamise.
Nov 21, 2017 near Central…, CA

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