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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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2020 Trail Challenge — Get Your Passport Now

The Mount Shasta Trail Association invites you to participate in the 2020 Trail Challenge. This year’s challenge features 10 trails that highlight the beauty and uniqueness of our area. It is an excellent opportunity to participate in an event that naturally…
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Spring Hill Trailhead Cleanup, Sat., May 30

On Saturday, May 30, MSTA is partnering with the Boy Scouts and Crystal Geyser to weed and clean up the area around the Spring Hill Trailhead. The Boy Scouts will arrive about 8 am, set up, and begin working. The rest…
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There are some very pretty dogwoods blooming on the Gateway Trail right now, especially on the Foundation Trail segment. On foot, the easiest way to access that area is to walk up the gravel road (east) from the Gateway Trailhead (approx.…
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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: