For the most amazing views, join the Mt. Shasta Trail Association on a day hike to the pristine Deadfall Lakes and to the top of Mt. Eddy slated for Saturday, August 13th. This 10 mile round-trip hike starts out gently on the Pacific Crest Trail to the multiple lakes and then becomes challenging as we gain 2,250 feet to the summit at 9,025 feet.

Mt. Eddy was formed some 400 million years ago from peridotite, a volcanic form of serpentine. This type of rock, ultramafic, is high in magnesium and low in calcium, and as such the soils derived from this material constitute a harsh growing medium for most plants.

Like with other serpentine areas, the result is that some plants adapt to the harsh conditions, taking advantage of the relative lack of competition, and evolve to become endemic to the site. The iron contained in the rock rusts, giving it its reddish tint.

It is the highest mountain in the Eddys – a subrange of the Klamath Mountains – the highest point in Trinity County, and the highest mountain west of Interstate 5. The mountain was named after Olive Paddock Eddy, the first woman to climb Mt. Shasta.

From this majestic peak hikers will be able to see Lassen Peak, Mt. McLoughlin, the Scott Mountains, the Eddy Range, Black Butte, Castle Crags Spire and of course Mt. Shasta towering over everything in sight.

Participants will meet at 9 am at 111 Morgan Way, in front of the Best Western Tree House Motor Inn. Bring lunch plus snack, water, sun protection, and if interested a bathing suit for a very refreshing swim. Hiking poles are recommended. Expect to return by 6 pm.

For questions call Joan Roemer at 926-0647. -- foxtails pines on Mt. Eddy — foxtails pines on Mt. Eddy



Picnic in the Park, September 10th

August 7, 2016

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2016 to celebrate changes to the Mount Shasta City Park.  Fuels reduction, new trails, and connections south to Kingston Road highlight a more family-friendly park. There will be games, kids’ activities, hikes, food, beer, wine, and music courtesy of The Sundown Poachers.  Admission is free thanks to Wholesale Solar.  Sponsored […]

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Barry Price New MSTA President

August 1, 2016

The Mount Shasta Trail Association (MSTA) is excited to announce that Barry Price has assumed the reins as the association’s president.  Barry has been active on MSTA’s board of directors since 2007, and he stepped forward when prior president John Schuyler announced that he was stepping down recently. Barry has long been active with nonprofits […]

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Great Teasel Pull Adventure — Saturday July 30, 2016

July 28, 2016

Join the Siskiyou Land Trust and your Rotarian hosts Tom Hesseldenz and Glenn Harvey at 9:00 AM this Saturday to begin removing teasel from the SLT’s new Kingston Meadow trail system just south of City Park.  We will meet at the north end of Kingston Road. Volunteers will need long sleeved shirts and long pants, hat and […]

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Caldwell Lakes Trail — Reborn

July 25, 2016

Due to a recent Forest Service analysis of the Parks Creek watershed, there is once again a good trail to the Caldwell Lakes. This trail is typical of so many trails on national forest. Original access in the early 1900’s was only provided by a trail for hikers, pack-stock, and livestock grazers.  Then much of […]

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Hike to Horse Camp — Saturday July 23, 2016

July 18, 2016

The Mount Shasta Trail Association invites the public to join us on a 3.4-mile roundtrip hike to Horse Camp Saturday, July 23. This hike is gentle to moderate with a 975 foot elevation gain. The historic Shasta Alpine Lodge, a climber’s hut owned by the Sierra Club, is located at Horse Camp. It’s a popular […]

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Kids’ Bike Skills Park At Shastice Park Completed

July 7, 2016

Volunteers from the MSTA spread chips to complete the bike skills park at Shastice Park today.  Many thanks to Tom Morris, John Kelly, and Mark Foster for their raking skills.  Tom Ravizza saved us about 12 hours of work by showing up with his tractor and moving many bucket-loads of chips.  We hope the kids […]

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Hike the Gateway Trail Right Now!

July 6, 2016

The Gateway Trail is really beautiful right now.  The thimbleberry is high and lush, and the berries are ripe.  Brush has been recently cut back so the hiking and biking are mostly unobstructed.  The Shasta lilies have popped, and some still remain.  The attached photo show the lilies at the bottom of My Trail, where […]

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Need Volunteers Tomorrow!

July 6, 2016

Last week, we began spreading chips at the kids’ bike skills park at Shastice Park.  This is being done to reduce the dustiness around the bike skills features.  Tomorrow morning (Thursday, July 7th) we will have a short work day to spread the remainder of the chips.  It will be easy raking because Tom Ravizza […]

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Hike to Seven Lakes Basin — Saturday July 9, 2016

July 4, 2016

The Mount Shasta Trail Association invites the public to join them on a spectacular hike along the Pacific Crest Trail ridge overlooking the pristine lakes of Seven Lakes Basin as well as Mumbo Basin.  The hike is scheduled for Saturday, July 9th. The hike will go from above Gumboot Lake to Echo Lake and Helen […]

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