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Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Mount Shasta Ranger District, 204 West Alma, Mount Shasta, CA 96067
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Mount Shasta
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Volcanos, National Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Mountain biking
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Alturas, California, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The trails on the McCloud River Loop are always a joy, even if the water is lower than most years. Well maintained and swimming holes for the young and old. Fishing, camping, great golf, all close by in McCloud.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We drove down I-5 to Mt. Shasta and our first views took our breath away! The mountain and surrounding cinder cones only got more beautiful and breathtaking the closer we got. It was like Mt. Shasta was pulling us to her!! We hiked Black Butte the next day. It was a hot hike (bring a hat and lots of water)... More

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Livermore, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This was our first trip to this area of California. We read the Trip Advisor reviews and recommendations, so we were excited for our new adventure. Our trip to this forest was our most favorite. We took Hwy 89 to find the forest and then looked for signs to the McCloud waterfalls. Drive past the Fowler Campgrounds. We first found... More

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Oregon City, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Mt. Shasta is beautiful from most every angle. My two favorite views are from Butte Valley (Dorris) and the intersection of A-12 and US 97. Mt. Shasta has a lot of character in its appearance, and affects the weather and cloud formations. Occasionally you can see multiple lenticular clouds about the peak.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Drove from the town of Mount Shasta to Bunny Flats, with a beautiful scenic view from a roadside turnout before you reach the Flats. Once there, you'll find a trailhead to Horse Camp, 1.7 miles of easy hiking; However, the 1,000 foot ascent to Horse Camp, at 8,000 feet elevation, will test your fitness, particularly the upper half of the... More

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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

What more can I say? For wonderful views of the falls, take 89 past the tiny town of McCloud. My boys loved the Lower Falls the best as you could sit right next to the water and explore nature's pot holes of lava. The Mid and Upper Falls had the most spectacular views along with a foot and bike trail.... More

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The energy and the views are amazing! I Love going to Northern CA. I can recommend it to all. worth the drive from San Francisco and the town is conscious as well!

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Sherman Oaks, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

While I only drive up as far as Bunny Flats, the drive through the forest was spectacular. Many people were enjoying mountain biking on steep trails as I drove in; then others were gathering in the parking lot for a hike (overnight? several days?). Shasta mountain herself was playing coy that morning, clouds covering first one part then another, but... More

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My husband and I drove through and viewed Mt. Shasta and it was gorgeous. It was in mid march and the weather was beautiful. There were several towns surrounding it a with a variety of options for lunch. No souvenir shops or decent lodging though. Overall it was worth the detour we made to drive out and see it though.

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Medford, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The views here are some of the most beautiful in all the world of mountains. Mt Shasta herself is the most majestic of all!

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