Lonely as God and white as a winter moon…

Welcome to Hike Mt. Shasta, the (soon to be) complete guide for hiking the Mount Shasta region!

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Use the interactive map to explore trails in the Mount Shasta area! More trail descriptions are in preparation now!

Green points – Mount Shasta trails
Red points – Trinity Divide trails
Orange points – Scott Mountains trails
Brown points – Shasta Valley trails
Light green points – Cascade Crest trails
Gray points – Castle Crags trails
Burgundy points – Mount Shasta City Area trails
Light blue points – Sacramento River trails
Dark blue points – McCloud River trails

103 comments on “Lonely as God and white as a winter moon…

  1. Best site ever!! I live in Dorris and I’ve been looking for a good, short, local hike to introduce my 7 & 9 year old boys to backpacking and wanted an exciting destination. I wasn’t having very much luck before I found your site. I appreciate you including a couple of hike up this way. It looks like I need to plan a trip out to Porcupine Lake soon and a day trip to Hart Lake ASAP. Thanks so much.

  2. I’m curious what the current condition of Horse Camp Trail is. I’m thinking of doing it this weekend connecting to Green Butte as you suggest. Would I be able to handle the hike without snowshoes? Thanks!

    • Man, I am just not sure right now. The weather has been pretty stormy and I have not even seen the mountain for a week or so because of the clouds. I would reckon that there is going to be some fresh snow up there, but I just can’t be certain. I would come prepared at this point.

  3. Love the website …I’ll check it out in depth more this week. I have not been there yet. Need to plan a trip this summer. Thanks for the like on my site….when I grow up, I want it to look as good as yours ;^)

  4. This is really good place for hiking. Mount shasha is always a dream to scale. a lot of information is provided here in site and also place route is explained in maps.

  5. Hey Bubba, I really enjoyed meeting you this weekend. Sorry we didn’t get to talk longer. The site looks great, I can’t wait to start exploring.

    • Thanks Elias! Drop me a line any time. Maybe we can hit the trail sometime, or take the kids out or something! I hope the site is helpful (though it is going to get an upopular revamp at some point in the near future)!

  6. hey Bubba its me again :). so im going backpacking to shasta alone either this weekend or next, any tips on where i can hike and set up camp ?? and anytips on where the vortex points are on the mountain??

    • I am not the guy to ask about the vortices but I would say that any place out in our natural cathedral is a good place for contemplation. However, that said, I think South Gate Meadow is particularly awesome and looking into Mud Creek Canyon is like gazing into the heart of the mountain. As far as camping, there is dispersed camping almost everywhere up here. Panther Meadow is a great campground, if you can get in, and Bunny Flat is convenient too. I really like camping near Castle Lake and along the Sacramento River, above Lake Siskiyou. However that last is at times over run with “travellers” and they are not friendly to the land over there. If you need more suggestions, shoot me an email and I will help however I can!

      • Travelers is a polite term for the homeless kids that camp out in that area. Less kind terms are Crusties or Dirtbags. Many of them have coopted that latter term. They shouldn’t be much danger, though I think they can be unpleasant neighbors if some end up camping nearby.

      • Ahhh. I totally understand. Thank you for the advice.

        Since you responded, if you can help, I have a question.

        I am looking to hike the summit for my first time. I would like to find a non technical route I can hike with only crampons at most. I would like a route, even if it’s a longer route, that is one of the most greenest or prettiest route with a water source, if that’s even possible. I have done some research but haven’t found any that fit that. For what I am looking for, what routes do you recommend.

        I do understand the terrain and I am not expected the Sierras, I know it’s more volcanic at Shasta.

        Thank you in advance!

  7. I love your site. It makes me excited about every hike you describe. Moved here, live at Lake Shastina, about a year ago. Visited Mt. Shasta area for 20 years. Have done many hikes in the area. Have a visitor coming and would like the actual current directions to get to Mossbrae Falls. You have that available or should I get that elsewhere? I seem to only find older information. I wish I could have taken that super train ride !! Karla Chandler

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