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Created in 1989, Mount Shasta Trail Association 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.

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There is a lot of controversy about e bike use on USFS lands, and it is currently prohibited in non-motorized areas. The USFS is reviewing this policy and will likely make a decision sometime soon. If you wish to express an …
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Siskiyou Land Trust webinar on Thur, Jan 13 at 7 pm

The Siskiyou Land Trust, in conjunction with the Avalanche Center and USFS Climbing Rangers, is offering a webinar that will inform us of events that occurred on Mt. Shasta this past year, including the Lava Fire, mud flows, etc. Basic info and …
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In early 2021, Alyssa Winkleman applied for a McConnell Foundation equipment grant to purchase a powered wheelbarrow (also called a canycom) and two chainsaws. Guess what? She received the grant, and after some supply-chain delays we recently took possession of the …
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Mount Shasta Trail Association creates new trails in the Mount Shasta area, maintains existing ones, and helps 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.

Want to help? Support the MSTA with a donation. You can also subscribe to our email list to be notified of Trail Team volunteer opportunities, MSTA news and other updates: