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 walk for a short distance and then is mostly level with gentle up and downs. Hikers will first come to Toad Lake at 6,900 feet, south of Mt. Eddy, set in a rock bowl carved by glacial action. The hikers will then climb up to the Pacific Crest Trail at 7,600 feet and walk along the PCT to the junction of a side trail leading to Porcupine Lake. A short uphill climb and–voilá , Porcupine Lake in an absolutely pristine setting. Those hikers wanting more distance can travel north on the PCT for breath taking views of Mt Shasta and Mt Eddy.

Meeting place is 111 Morgan Way, Mt Shasta, the street in front of the Best Western Tree House Motor Inn at 9:oo AM. Four-wheel-drive vehicles are not required but high clearance vehicles are recommended. Bring lunch and water. Bring your bathing suit for a refreshing swim. Participants will return about 4:oo PM.

For further questions call Joan Roemer 926 0647.



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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Earth Day Volunteer Opportunity at Castle Crags SP — Saturday April 18, 2015

March 16, 2015
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Neil Jacobs Joins Board of Directors

March 12, 2015

                            The Mount Shasta Trail Association is very happy to add Neil Jacobs to its Board of Directors.  Neil grew up in southern California – specifically, the LA County area.  Neil took two years of art at a community college, before landing […]

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100 Miles of Trail Campaign — Double Your Donation

March 6, 2015

For the month of March, the Mount Shasta Trail Association will match your donations up to $10,000 towards the 100 Miles of Trails Campaign and use your donation to open a special fund with the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. Help MSTA build 100 miles of new multi-use trail in our area.  You can mail a […]

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