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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.

Latest News

Article on Mossbrae Falls

Just in case you were wondering what is happening, or not happening, with the Trail Association’s efforts to provide safe and legal access to these internationally renown falls, SFGate just published an article on the trials and tribulations of that effort….

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Big Thank You to USFS Fire Crews

It is obvious that US Forest Service fire crews have been working tirelessly to help stop these terrible fires that are threatening all of us. But it’s important to also give them credit for other work that has moved the Gateway…

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Trail Challenge Grand Prize Winner

Drum roll please . . . Congratulations to the Trail Challenge 2022 Treasure Hunt Grand Prize winner….Donna Larson!! Trail Challenge Treasures Revealed Treasure #1  The Madrone Tree on the Foundation Trail Treasure #2 The car bodies on the Box Canyon Trail…

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Support MSTA

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: