Hiking Books and Maps

Books and maps are great tools for planning hikes prior to an outing, or reviewing where you were after a hike or ride.  Locally, your best sources for these materials are the following three outlets:

The Fifth Season is a complete outdoor store with equipment, rentals, maps and books.  They are located at 300 North Mt. Shasta Blvd.  Here’s a link to their website:  Fifth Season.

Secondly, the Mount Shasta Ranger Station of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has a fantastic front desk, staffed with knowledgeable people that can answer questions and a good supply of books and maps.  The station is located at 204 West Alma Street.  Here’s a link to their website:  Ranger Station.

Regarding maps, the trail guides on our website include maps for most of the trails.  Thus, you can print up those maps, or even view them on a smart phone.  Simply hold your cursor over the Trail Guides tab at the top of this page and a drop down menu will appear for the trails.  Also, the Hike Mt. Shasta website includes maps with each of its trail descriptions.  That website is found at:  hikemtshasta.com.

Our preference is that you support our local businesses when you shop.  However, should you choose to shop online, remember that purchases made through Amazon Smile will dedicate 0.5% of the purchase to the Trail Association.  Its important that you designate the MSTA as your chosen charity.  Here’s the link:  https://smile.amazon.com/