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Created in 1989, MSTA provides inspiring outdoor experiences, advances appreciation of the beauty of the Mount Shasta area, and assists in educating the public in environmentally sound stewardship. MSTA is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.

We build trails, advocate for more access to trails and trail protection, and work to conserve the natural beauty of our area. In addition, we offer a selection of resources to aid newcomers and experienced hikers alike.

Latest News

Gateway Temporary Trail Closure Map

The need to close some of the Gateway Trails for public safety during thinning operations begins on Wednesday February 12th. Below is a map of the closure area. For more information, the Forest Service news release can be found here.
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GATEWAY AND LOLLIPOP TRAIL CLOSURES

The USFS has asked us to post a notice about temporary closures of the Lollipop Trail and the first section of the Gateway Trail due to logging in the area. The closure will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and possibly extend…
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We create new trails in the Mount Shasta area, maintain existing ones, and help conserve the natural resources that make these trails such an attraction. We also advocate for preserving and expanding access to local hiking, biking and equestrian trails.