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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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MSTA is receiving ongoing and increasing reports of motorcycles on existing, newly constructed, and partially constructed Gateway Trails. Evidence of significant damage to the trails can be seen already. When the soils dry out, this damage will become exponentially worse and …
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Trail Challenge Treasure Hunt #1

The Trail Challenge for 2022 has begun! Here’s the clue to finding “treasure” along one of the trails in the Mount Shasta area: To begin your search for the first trail treasure, go to the Gateway Trailhead and then hike, run …
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Great Day at Fowler’s Campground

The combination of blowdown, thinning, and hazard-tree removal left a rather shocking mess across the entire Fowler’s Campground. Virtually every campsite was uninhabitable. A group of about 50 people from MSTA and the USFS got busy in there, with rakes, brooms, blowers, …
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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: