New Mount Shasta Hiking Guide Released

by John Schuyler on July 22, 2015

Local trail hiker, trail documenter and outdoor photographer, Bubba Suess, has recently published a guidebook on trails in the Mount Shasta area.  A must have on any trail lover’s bookshelf!

Check it out on Bubba’s website by clicking on the following link:  link


Also, your bookshelf should already contain the two guides by John Soares, who’s generosity and dedication to trails keeps this wesbsite going!  Check out his books at the following link:  link75_hikes_shasta_lassen



Hike to Squaw/South Gate Meadow — Saturday July 25, 2015

July 15, 2015

The Mount Shasta Trail Association invites the public on a 4.6 mile round-trip hike to Squaw/South Gate Meadow Saturday, July 25. The hike is moderate with a 400 foot elevation gain and a high point of 7900 feet. The Squaw/South Gate Meadow Trail is one of the most scenic and interesting trails on Mount Shasta. The […]

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Hike to Toad Lake and Porcupine Lake – Saturday July 11, 2015

June 25, 2015

For a beautiful lake destination hike, The Mount Shasta Trail Association invites the public on a 5 mile round trip hike to Toad Lake and Porcupine Lake in the Eddy Mountains Saturday, July 11th. To reach the trailhead, participants will be carpooling 11 miles on a gravel road. Initially, the hike is a moderate uphill […]

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Hike along Girard Ridge – Saturday, June 20th

June 6, 2015

Hike along Girard Ridge – Saturday, June 20th The Mount Shasta Trail Association invites the public on a gentle 5 mile roundtrip hike along Girard Ridge Saturday June 20th. The hike will include the Girard Ridge Lookout constructed in 1931 and used by the Forest Service on a regular basis until 1981. The structure is […]

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Trail Guide Updates

May 26, 2015

If you’re a regular visitor to the Mount Shasta Trail Association website, you know that we include guides to many of the trails in our area. Recently, due to the volunteer efforts of Roger Tuan of Wholesale Solar, the process of updating these guides has begun.  Roger is adding better maps, an elevation profile, and satellite […]

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McCloud Falls Hike — Saturday May 16, 2015

May 8, 2015

              The Mount Shasta Trail Association invites the public on a four-mile round-trip hike to see the McCloud River waterfalls on Saturday May 16th. Hikers will meet at 111 Morgan Way in front of the Best Western Tree House at 9:00 am. Participants will then form carpools to travel […]

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Sacramento River Trail Hike – Saturday May 2, 2015

April 25, 2015

The Mount Shasta Trail Association invites the public on the first hike of the season Saturday, May 2nd along the Sacramento River Trail. This gentle 5 mile round-trip hike will start outside of Castle Crags Park in Castella, go through a tunnel under the railroad tracks, cross over the river via a suspension foot bridge […]

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Successful Earth Day Work Event at Castle Crags State Park

April 20, 2015

This past Saturday — April 18th — the Trail Association hosted a very successful work day at Castle Crags State Park.  The group of volunteers dragged slash out of the woods, operated a chipper to treat the slash, improved drainage on trails leading to and from the campfire center, applied decomposed granite on the same […]

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Help Beautify Mount Shasta — Trash Cleanup Day Wednesday April 22, 2015

April 16, 2015

The Trail Association will be participating in a trash cleanup event on the Lake Street Overpass to I-5 on Wednesday April 22nd.  We will meet at the closed restaurant (formerly Perkos) on Morgan Way just West of Burger King  at 9:00 AM, as there is good parking there.  Volunteers need to bring gloves while trash bags […]

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