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The Shasta Cascade region offers a 4 season wonderland just waiting for you to enjoy.  Springtime hosts a vast array of wildflowers and overflowing waterfalls to photograph, summer's heat can be relieved in one of the many local lakes or avoided altogether with a short drive to a volcanic hike.  Fall offers glorious weather for bike riding along the Sacramento River Trail, while winter offers skiing, snowshoeing, and even outdoor ice skating.  Regardless of your desired climate, year round there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Shasta Cascade Wonderland. 

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Oroville , CA 0
Camp Creek Falls can be reached by driving and is a sight to see, with many tiers equaling 200 feet of waterfall. Be sure to have a high clearance vehicle and get ready for a rough ride to see this worthwile waterfall. 
Butte County
431
PO Box 80
Castella, CA 96017
530-235-2684
Castle Crags State Park is located in the forest-covered mountains just north of the Sacramento Valley off I-5 near Dunsmuir, CA. The park features soaring spires of ancient granite and includes about two miles of the cool, quick-running upper Sacramento River. Surrounded by primitive back country, the park is six miles south of Dunsmuir and about twenty-five miles north of Lake Shasta on Interstate 5. Elevations range from 2,000 feet along the river to more…
Shasta County
5379
20022 Castle Creek Rd
Castella, CA 96017
With 28 miles of hiking trails, everyone can enjoy a mild stroll or an invigorating adventure. From the Vista Point parking area, a quarter mile accessible trail leads visitors to Vista Point where there are dramatic views of Castle Crags, Mount Shasta, and nearby Grays Rocks. Gentle and shaded, the mile long Root Creek Trail guides hikers along an accessible path to a year round flowing creek.The most popular and challenging route is the Crags…
Shasta County
5389
Chamise Peak Trail
Redding, CA 96003
If you want a 360 degree view of all things Shasta (Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, Mount Shasta and City of Shasta Lake), look no further. This highest spot atop the mountainous spine separating Keswick Reservoir from the City of Shasta Lake, affords expansive views of the upper Sacramento Valley, the Sacramento River canyon below Shasta Dam and the western mountains. The trail is 2.4 miles, open to both hiking and mountain biking, and dog friendly! Distance:…
Shasta County
5393
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
Climbs gently throughforest before opening to the thinly forested edge of Chaos Jumbles. The trail continues down a steep path to the lake wich is often dry in the summer. Trailhead 0.1 miles after turnouff to Manzanita Lake Campground.Distance: 4.0 milesDifficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Lassen County
2693
I-5 to Shasta Dam
Redding, CA 0
530-244-2100
Chappie-Shasta is a treasure trove of OHV adventures, with over 200 miles of roads and trails running through this 55,000-acre site. It is managed cooperatively by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. Uses include shooting, off-highway vehicle use, picnicking, hang gliding, swimming, horseback riding, and mountain bike riding, gold panning and hunting. Parts of this area are used for competitive events, mountain bike races, off-road motorcycle races, archery competition and related…
Shasta County
5394
Redding, CA 0
The Churn Creek trails take walkers through a classic blue oak woodland, with manzanita and gray pine. Sections of the trail meander by Churn Creek where the terrain is riparian with willows, valley oak, western redbud, and cottonwoods.Distance: 4.5 Mile LoopDifficulty: Flat and Rolling
Shasta County
5376
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
An exposed path of loose cinders skirts the Fantastic Lava Beds, and the Painted Dunes, before climbing steeply to the summit. The trail continues into the crater and offers spectacular views of Lassen and the eastern park. The trail head starts on the southwest side of Butte Lake boat ramp.Distance: 2 miles (One Way)Difficulty: Strenuous
Lassen County
974
400 Glen Drive
Oroville, CA 95966
530-538-2200
This recreation area is a 220-acre off-road vehicle area. Provides good beginner terrain for off-road enthusiasts. Offers motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and dune buggy use area.
Butte County
5377
Redding, CA 0
“There’s gold in the hills of California!” Very soon after the discovery of gold in 1848 near Sutter’s Mill, Major Pierson B. Reading discovered gold on Clear Creek. The result was a creek turned upside down. Due to the wildly successful efforts to restore its salmon runs, Clear Creek now hosts increasing numbers of spawning fall Chinook salmon. The best place to see spawning is at the Clear Creek Gorge Overlook. If it is not…
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