Dam [30 miles S]
Just off of I-5 you’ll
find the second-largest dam in the United States. The Visitor's
Center provides detailed explanations on how the dam helped
turn California into the richest agricultural region in
State Park [20 miles N]
Castle Crags is
named for 6,000-feet tall glacier polished crags. This
4,350-acre park features 28 miles of hiking trails,
including a 2.7 mile access trail to Castle Crags Wilderness,
part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Pacific
Crest Trail also passes through the park. Adventurous
hikers can reach the summit. Be sure to bring hiking
boots and plenty of drinking water.
Dunsmuir is a tranquil
railroad town nestled among forested mountains. It's
a great place to take a walk along the Sacramento River
or walk along the quaint streets of downtown.
Hedge Creek Falls [37
Hedge Creek Falls is
located in Dunsmuir. This delightful falls pours over
cliffs of columnar basalt into a lush cavern. The parking
is adjacent to the freeway & the falls are a few
minutes walk from the parking area.
The City of Mt. Shasta [46
The City of Mt. Shasta
is a charming mountain town featuring dozens of quaint
shops & delicious restaurants. While you’re
there, be sure to visit the Headwaters of the Sacramento
River. Witness the spring in action, fill up a water
bottle, and taste the cold spring water.
Mount Shasta [50
Mount Shasta, the second
highest volcano in the United States, rises 14,162
feet above the sea. Its majestic beauty can be viewed
from I-5 or from Mt. Shasta City. During the summer,
if you’re feeling adventurous, follow the signs
to Mount Shasta Ski Park for hiking and mountain biking.
Volcanic Nat'l Park
Lassen National Park
is a superb destination. From Redding, take a 1-hour drive
on Highway 44. The National Park offers towering mountains,
lush meadows, pristine lakes and a number of displays of
McArthur Burney Falls State Park
Teddy Roosevelt once called
Burney Falls the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.
This waterfall cascades 129 feet below into a beautiful pool.
Burney Falls is an ideal place to beat the heat as the mist
from the falls cools you down.
Trinity Alps Wilderness [50
The Trinity Alps spans
517,500 acres and provides a scenic backdrop to the
lake. Thousands of day hikers, backpackers, hunters,
and equestrians experience the beauty of the alpine
lakes, streams, canyons and rugged mountain ridges.
Numerous trailheads exist within this enormous wilderness
area composed of three national forests and six-ranger
Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
extends 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through California,
Oregon and Washington. It passes through the mystic desert,
the glaciated stretch of the Sierra Nevada, and provides
amazing vistas of volcanic peaks and glaciers in the Cascade
Range. This phenomenal trail passes within 3 miles of Dunsmuir
as it heads west from the southern Cascade Range and drops
down to the Sacramento River and then enters Castle Crags