Hike or Backpack the Dead Falls Lake Trail

Mt. Eddy Trailhead

Dead Falls Lake Trail is a 8.1 mile trail in Shasta National Forest featuring remote alpine lakes and a spectacular mountain summit, perfect for a long day hike or backpacking adventure.

The Dead Falls Lake Trail is perfect for families, dog, and all adventurers. In the spring and summer, there are gorgeous and abundant wildflowers. There is a perfect lunch spot at Deadfall Lake. 

Close to the gargantuan Shasta, Mount Eddy is the highest peak in the Klamath Mountain. Mount Eddy offers staggering scenery, solitude and a variety of wilderness landscapes. The lake is in a bowl surrounded by gorgeous mountain peaks. Hiking boots are strongly recommended. 

Photo: Throgers

Pack List

  • Water / water filtration
  • Hiking boots, hiking socks (wool), trekking poles

If spending the night:

  • Snacks, food and cookware
  • Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
  • Medications / first aid kit
  • Headlamp
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RT Distance 8.1 Miles
Elevation Gain 1358 Feet
Activities Camping, Photography, Running, Swimming, Backpacking, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole


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Deadfalls hike

Love this hike! Very easy with a beautiful ending point.

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