Clear Creek Hike — Saturday September 17, 2016

by John Schuyler on September 11, 2016

The Mount Shasta Trail Association invites the public on a moderate 6 mile round trip hike Saturday, September 17, along Mud Creek Canyon to Clear Creek Meadows on the southeast side of Mt. Shasta.  There is a steady 2,000 foot elevation gain starting in an old growth Shasta Red Fir forest which then opens up to views that become more and more spectacular. The trail heads between the Konwokiton and Wintun Glaciers (the third largest in California). Mud Creek Falls, the largest falls on Mt. Shasta can be seen across the mile wide canyon. Shastarama Point and Thumb Rock and the upper reaches of Mt. Shasta are in sight as well, making a breathtaking view. Wildflowers are abundant in this stunning volcanic basin.

Meeting place is 111 Morgan Way, the street in front of the Best Western Tree House Motor Inn (near Ray’s) at 9 am. Participants will carpool from there. Bring lunch, sun protection and water. Hiking poles are recommended. Expect to return by 5 pm.

For further questions call Joan Roemer 926 0647.


Greenway Boardwalk Installed in Time for September 10th Picnic in the Park

September 4, 2016

The Mount Shasta Greenway interim trail is now ready for the September 10th Picnic in the Park!  Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, a raised cedar boardwalk was built through Kingston Meadow in those places that will be soggy once the winter rains come. Special thanks to the Mount Shasta Rotary Club, Mount Shasta […]

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Hike to the Deadfall Lakes and Mount Eddy — Saturday August 13, 2016

August 8, 2016

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 […]

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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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