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The Best Camping in Castella

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Top camping spots in and near Castella

  • Shasta County, California

    PCT: CA Section P - Highway 5 to Etna Summit

    97 mi / 16519 ft gain
    PCT: CA Section P - Highway 5 to Etna Summit is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Castella, California.
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  • Mount Shasta, California

    Cliff Lakes and Terrace Lake

    3.66 mi / 591 ft gain
    Cliff Lakes and Terrace Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mount Shasta, California.
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  • Mount Shasta, California

    North Fork Sacramento River and Toad Lake Loop

    9.37 mi / 1972 ft gain
    North Fork Sacramento River and Toad Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Mount Shasta, California.
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  • Mount Shasta, California

    Upper Sisson-Callahan Trail: North Fork Sacramento to Deadfall Crest

    9.21 mi / 2707 ft gain
    Upper Sisson-Callahan Trail: North Fork Sacramento to Deadfall Crest is an out-and-back trail located near Mount Shasta, California.
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  • Mount Shasta, California

    Sisson Southern Trail: Sand Flat Trailhead to Gateway Trailhead

    5.25 mi / 138 ft gain
    Sisson Southern Trail: Sand Flat Trailhead to Gateway Trailhead is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mount Shasta, California.
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  • McCloud, California

    Mount Shasta via Avalanche Gulch Route

    10.73 mi / 7178 ft gain
    Mount Shasta via Avalanche Gulch Route is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mount Shasta, California.
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  • McCloud, California

    Middle McCloud Falls

    4.8
    2.49 mi / 243 ft gain
    Just 4 hours north of San Francisco, McCloud Falls offers a quick hike and swimming hole for those looking for something less crowded than Burney Falls. McCloud Falls has 3 tiers, but the middle section offers the best views by far. Getting Here To get here, park at the Fowlers Campground which...
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  • McCloud, California

    Camp at Panther Meadows

    5.0
    The Panther Meadows Campground is located in the timberline on Mt. Shasta. The free campsite has 10 sites with a fire ring and a table. The elevation of the campground is 7,500 ft, making it the highest campground on Mt. Shasta. Summer nights can get pretty cold, so make sure to bring proper atti...
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  • McCloud, California

    Hike Gray Butte

    Mount Shasta is an incredible mountain in Northern California that offers a great variety of activities. The Gray Butte trail is one of the more beautiful trails in the area, and it's not too long (2.8mi, ~2h). We arrived at Shasta by late afternoon, so it was a great hike to do when golden hour ...
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  • McCloud, California

    Mt. Shasta via Clear Creek Route

    11.43 mi / 7615 ft gain
    The least technical route to the summit of Mt Shasta begins at the Clear Creek Trailhead (elevation 6390 ft). Please note that although this is a less technical route, this is still dangerous and there have been deaths on Mt. Shasta because of falling rock. To start this, you should be a good hik...
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  • Pacific Crest Trail, California

    Hike or Backpack the Dead Falls Lake Trail

    5.0
    8.1 mi / 1358 ft gain
    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 o...
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  • Trinity Center, California

    Stoddard Lake

    5.0
    7.01 mi / 1325 ft gain
    The trail is a bit rocky, so wear sturdy hiking boots or trail runners. While your elevation gain is only 800 total, you will travel upwards of 1,982ft in elevation given the ups and downs of the trail. At mile 1.75, there is a spring that feeds into a large meadow. At mile 3, there is another sp...
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  • Trinity Center, California

    Hike to Boulder Lakes

    3.9 mi / 859 ft gain
    The upper lake (Little Boulder) is warm and perfect for swimming later in the summer. There are fairly large trout in this lake. The lower lake is bigger and has an abundance of campsites. If you want a bit more solitude, the trail continues further in two directions. Mosquitos can be a problem, ...
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  • Gazelle, California

    Kangaroo Lake Trail

    1.1 mi / 49 ft gain
    Kangaroo Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Callahan, California.
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  • Gazelle, California

    Bull Lake via Pacific Crest Trail

    7.86 mi / 1470 ft gain
    Bull Lake via Pacific Crest Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Gazelle, California.
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  • Gazelle, California

    Hike the Fen Trail at Kangaroo Lake

    The Fen Trail around Kangaroo Lake is a beautiful secluded camping and hiking area in the Klamath Forest of Northern California. It connects to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), where you can hike up through Oregon and Washington to Canada, or south through to Yosemite.The trailhead starts at the Ka...
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