Thanks to funding secured by the Forest Service, an accessible trail has been added to the Gateway Trail network on national forest lands.
Labeled the Lollipop Trail due to its out and back alignment, this new trail has a nice compacted surface at a gentle grade that can accommodate wheelchairs, baby carriages, and others looking for an obstacle free trail surface.
The Lollipop Trail begins at the Gateway Trailhead off of Everitt Memorial Highway. Its shown in red on the map below. The trail’s total length is approximately 0.6 mile. Check it out!
Last week’s Mt. Shasta Herald newspaper featured two articles on trails on the front page of the February 14, 2018 edition. Exciting stuff for us lovers of trails!
Both articles talk about Mount Shasta being designated a “trail town” by the Pacific Crest Trail Association. The first article, by Tim Holt, talks further about actions being taking by the Ski Park for mountain bikers. The second article, an opinion piece by Priscila Franco, discusses the growing demand for trail-based recreation and the economic benefits to our communities. Here are links to the articles:
The Trail Association website contains a lot of great information, including descriptions of local trails. MSTA has recently added a new page that covers the trails within or immediately adjacent to the City of Mt. Shasta and Weed. Click here for that page.
This new page will lead you to descriptions of the following trails: