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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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Do You Love Us?

Well, we love you and we love building and maintaining trails in the Mt. Shasta area! Help us keep doing this amazing work by donating on Giving Tuesday. Donations from Giving Tuesday keep us going! You can set up an early…
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Support MSTA on Giving Tuesday December 1st!

Please spread the word! With your support, the Mount Shasta Trail Association has an opportunity to fix some steep, eroding segments of the trail from Castle Lake to Heart Lake—and to reorganize the maze of trails below Heart Lake into one…
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Work day on Ten Gallon Trail tomorrow CANCELLED

You can stay home in your toasty family room tomorrow morning and drink hot butterd rum. The Trail Labs construction crew had to cover slash piles with plastic all week, so didn’t get enough done on the new trail to merit…
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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: