Lassen Volcanic National Park

Hiking and Biking Trails

The Shasta Cascade Region offers an abundance of prime backpacking and hiking areas. Just check any map of the Northstate and virtually anywhere you look is going to be public lands or close to public land. The eight National Forests and numerous wilderness areas in the Shasta Cascade Region all offer fantastic trails. Besides going out on your own, there are several reputable guide services in the Shasta Cascade Region. These can provide a once-in-a-lifetime family experience using either horses or llamas for carrying those camping essentials, or take the avid fisherman or hunter to a remote locale they would never find on their own.

For specific information about public lands, review the public lands pages on this site and contact those agencies which manage the area you are considering for your back country experience. Remember to pack your camera, a few snacks, and plenty of water, and as always, tread lightly!

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(541) 899-3800
This trail offers opportunities for swimming in the emerald pools of the river, fishing for brook trout, or picnicking along the rivers edge. While several springs are found along the trail, the water sources have not been tested and may be unsafe to drink. This is a good hike to view brilliant autumn colors! The upper section of this trail is not recommended for horse use due to the narrow tread and rocky creek crossings.…
Siskiyou County
Hiker overlooking Mt. Shasta.
CA 0
(530) 842-1638
At 14,179 feet, Mt. Shasta is the second tallest mountain the state and visible from well over 100 miles away. The mountain's a hotbed for recreation of all kinds: in the summer, it's mountain biking trails are a local favorite, while in the winter Mt. Shasta Ski Park invites guests to ski and board the mountain's slopes. And for the adventurous, there's always the ultimate challenge of climbing to the mountain's summit. For the visitor…
Siskiyou County
Redding, CA 0
(530) 224-2157
The Sacramento River Trail crosses the world-famous Sundial Bridge in the heart of Redding, and the Sacramento River Rail Trail, which extends north all the way to Shasta Dam.  The trail sits alongside an historic abandoned railway; both have been designated as National Recreation Trails in the National Trail System and together make up the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail. The winding trail is popular with locals and visitors alike who want to take a…
Shasta County
Sisson-Callahan National Recreation Trail
CA 0
(530) 926-9627
The Trinity Divide encompasses the high mountains beginning with China Peak in the north all the way to Shasta Bally in the south and generally divides the Valley of the Trinity River in the west from the Sacramento River Canyon in the east. It is an area of rugged peaks, emerald green meadows, rushing streams and gorgeous alpine lakes. The Sisson-Callahan National Recreation Trail visits the heart of this country. The entire length of the…
Siskiyou County
South Fork of Trinity River National Recreation Trail
CA 0
(503) 623-1782
The trail follows wild and scenic South Fork Trinity River corridor. This trail has gentle grades making it very enjoyable for family hiking. In a few locations the trail does cross private property, so please be respectful. No motorized vehicles are allowed on any portion of the trail. A longer hike is available if you want to continue up river for ten miles to the Double Cabins site at the Wild-Mad Road (FS 29N30).You will…
Trinity County
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This 1.5 mile loop trail will take you through a journey to the origin of the recent Hat Creek Lava Flow, a beautiful area with many spattercones and associated volcanic features. Some portions of the trail can be steep. Due to open, less shaded conditions, it is best to take this hike in the early morning or late afternoon. Distance: 1.5 miles. Difficulty: Moderate.
Lassen County
Spencer Meadow National Recreation Trail
CA 0
(530) 258-2141
The Spencer Meadows Trail is in the shadow of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The loop portion of the trail overlooks the Mill Creek Drainage, 1,500 feet below. This section is also an area with large meadows and spectacular views. The meadow itself borders the park.
Butte County
Meadow View Drive
Susanville, CA 96130
(530) 251-8288
27 miles of trails in Susanville's backyard! 1,100 acre property owned and managed by Lassen County Public Works and BLM as a shared-use recreation area. Hiking, running, cycling, horseback riding, picnicking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. 
Lassen County
1 Indian Well HQ
Tulelake, CA 96134
This trail follows a series of collapsed lava tube trenches as it meanders through a juniper and sagebrush wilderness area. You can easily turn this trail into a 10 mi (16 km) loop by connecting to the Missing Link and Bunchgrass trails. Trailhead can be accessed from the A-loop of the campground at Lava Beds National Monument. Distance: 8.7 miles. Difficulty: Moderate.
Modoc County
Trinity Alps
Weaverville, CA 96093
(530) 623-2121
The second largest wilderness area in California, the Trinity Alps Wilderness nearly doubled in size by the 1984 California Wilderness Act.  In that same year, it was added to the National Wilderness Preservation System.  It currently has over 600 miles of trails and embraces over 500,000 acres of land.Chiseled granite peaks and alpine lakes dot the Trinity Alps Wilderness, with elevations from 2,000 feet in creek drainages to 9,000 feet at summits. This wilderness offers…
Trinity County
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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
1699 HWY 273, Anderson, CA 96007 | (P) 530-365-7500
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