Shasta-Trinity National Forest

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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Grammy S
Livermore, CA165 contributions
Couples
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 the Middle Falls, which was fairly close to the parking lot. We didn't see another soul during our hour visit to the falls. We took in the whole experience using all of our senses. We just stared at the beautiful blue water flowing over the rocks. It's not often we STOP everything and just "be" with nature. This is nature at its best. I'm glad my left foot was injured and we couldn't walk to the Upper Falls. This forced us to just stop and fully enjoy this magical experience.
Written March 21, 2014
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KathyQ1121
Sacramento, California14 contributions
Family
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. A must see!
Written September 1, 2013
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Lakeladyhj
Lakehead, CA5 contributions
One of the most beautiful sights in Northern California. 50 miles No. of Redding California. Over 14,000 ft. high, great ski area, trails, backpack to top of Mountain. You will need good boots, warm clothes (layered), of course a camera.

Viewing Mt. Shasta there's a chance you might see some of the wicked lenticular clouds that sometimes hover above. These crazy clouds that often look like UFOs http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1339&bih=832&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=mt+shasta+clouds+california&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq= (paste into browser)

It is 16 miles from the quaint town of Mt Shasta with cute shops, some with mystical
crystals and great stories about the mountain. There are beautiful lakes and great scenery all around area.

The drive from Redding is very scenic and freeway all the way. See beautiful Lake Shasta, visit Castle Crags Mountain and the quaint railroad town of Dunsmair on the way to Mountain.
Written March 9, 2011
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Anita G
Reading, MA120 contributions
Couples
Wherever you go in northern California, Mt. Shasta beckons. Since it stands alone and is always snow-covered, it can be seen from over 100 miles away. It is a visual treat as you approach on Interstate 5.
Beautiful as she is from a distance, closer contact brings even more rewards. Take the Everitt Memorial Highway from Mt. Shasta through the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. You can drive as high as about 7,900 feet elevation, as long as it is not snowed in.
We attended a lovely, spiritual wedding on Sand Flats. Higher up the mountain is Bunny Flats where there are restroom facilities and you can pick up trails. Beyond that, the road leads up to an area where we found snow, even in August.
Energy vortex or not, as some believe, Mt. Shasta's beauty is enchanting.
Written September 8, 2011
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Don H
Kirkland, WA933 contributions
Couples
This is a great Forest with lots to do. Campgrounds were excellent. Waterfalls on McCloud River were great.
Written June 7, 2019
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MBPillen
Kailua, HI61 contributions
Friends
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) and the road in was a tad rough (good thing our rental car wasn't low to the ground). The views of Mt. Shasta from Black Butte once again took our breath away! We also drove to McCloud and hiked to the lower, middle, and upper falls. Totally worth it! Except for a few families fishing, there was no one on the trails but us. We loved the solitude and the peacefulness of the area. Can't wait to return!
Written June 13, 2014
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Phils26
Lee's Summit, MO74 contributions
Solo
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 trail, which is much steeper than the lower half. Bring a sunhat on sunny days, because the lower half of the trail is largely through open meadows (lots of dormant flora in November, that I am guessing looks pretty nice in the spring!), with the fir trees mostly set a ways off the trail. The upper half is mostly narrow and immediately adjacent to the fir trees, shadier, and closer to nature. The Sierra Club lodge at Horse Camp is a small picturesque shelter. The faucet for drinking water was not functioning. I didn't hike further up the mountain. There a pit toilets at Bunny Flats and at Horse Camp, with toilet paper, but no soap, water, nor sanitizers.
Although the flowers were absent, the solitude this time of year is wonderful. I encountered no other hikers during the ascent, and only 8 hikers on the way back down. Mostly, just yourself, the chirping of birds, and the almost continuous rustling of the wind through the trees, gusting for many seconds at a time, gusts coming to your ears from different directions at different times...very nice.
Written November 15, 2013
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Leonard C
Chico, CA24 contributions
Business
We entered from the direction of McCloud, CA for the purpose of finding picturesque spots for Oil Painting for an Artist Workshop. The distance from the city of Mount Shasta to McCloud is 12.7 miles via I-5S & CA-89, then another 5-10 miles east of McCloud we found turn offs into Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The NF road we turned south on took us by a Lower, Middle, and Upper Waterfalls. We first followed the road for 5-6 miles and our group found an Area, with Tall Trees, Creeks, and an restroom. We painted in that area for over an hour then drove back to the road marked Middle Falls for a second oil painting. Only restroom in this area is in the parking area and there is a trail leading down to the falls. There is a viewing area to see the falls, about 500 Ft below from off the Parking Lot. The walk down on the trail is about 15-20 minutes and one place has wooden stairs, (70 steps down/up). At the base of the Waterfalls there are lots of big rocks/boulders that teenagers and young people were climbing on. Our group found more reserved spots a little further back for painting the Waterfall. After more than one hour we started back up the trail. Since most of our group are Senior Citizens we moved slowly up the trail from one patch of shade to the next because the afternoon sun was bright and it was warm. Bring your own Picnic Lunch; No food or water fountains here.
Written May 28, 2018
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HappyFeet5601
Norfolk Island65 contributions
Couples
My husband and I enjoyed a couple of visits to the Office in Alma Rd Mt Shasta. The Trail maps and information about the forest were immensely helpful during our time in the area. Staff were friendly and well informed. The garden outside was a treat as well in the Autumn foliage.
Written July 30, 2015
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tlb91
San Jose, Ca151 contributions
Friends
The McCloud River Upper, Middle, and Lower Falls trail was an easy hike, with some stairs and a bit of uphill - not bad at all. Middle Falls were really impressive
Written November 9, 2011
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