Junction, California

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Junction

  • Redding, California

    Hilltop Trail Head to Sundial Bridge

    4.0
    2.27 mi / 167 ft gain
    Hilltop Trail Head to Sundial Bridge is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Redding, California.
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  • Redding, California

    Arboretum Loop Trail

    3.5
    2.07 mi / 43 ft gain
    Arboretum Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Redding, California.
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  • Redding, California

    Houseboat Lake Shasta

    1 mi / 1 ft gain
    Lake Shasta sits at the foot of infamous Mt Shasta, past the major Northern California city of Redding. From the Bay Area you can count on at least a 3.5 hour drive to get to waters edge, but the drive goes by quickly just cruising on HWY 5. There are multiple Marinas on Shasta but the largest is...
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  • Shasta County, California

    Hike Kanaka Peak

    4.5
    3.5 mi / 1100 ft gain
    Head to the Peltier Bridge Campground after entering Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and then go 1.1 miles along the road through the campground until you reach the trailhead for Kanaka Peak. The road from the campground is open from late spring to late fall, otherwise hikers will need to pa...
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  • Shasta County, California

    Hike to the top of South Fork Mountain

    5 mi / 4181 ft gain
    Starting from the Kanaka Peak Trailhead, follow the Kanaka Peak Trail all the way, continuing on past the Peltier Trail Junction and the Kanaka Cutoff Trail Junction until the trail begins to head east (about 2-2.5 miles from the trailhead) and there is a gently sloping hill on your right that is...
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  • Igo, California

    Hike to Brandy Creek Falls in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

    5.0
    3 mi / 500 ft gain
    My favorite hike in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. From the visitor center you will take Kennedy Memorial Drive towards the dam, make a left at Brandy Creek Road. At a junction for Sheep camp/Shasta Bally make a left. You will arrive at the trailhead. This hike follows a beautiful stream t...
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  • French Gulch, California

    Hike to Crystal Creek Falls in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

    0.6 mi
    From Redding pass the visitor center on highway 299 and pass the lake. Make a left turn on to Crystal Creek Road. Follow this road for about 2 miles. There will be signs to make a left turn to Crystal Creek Falls. This is less of a hike and more of a walk. The trail is paved. It is less than a ha...
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  • French Gulch, California

    Hike to Whiskeytown Falls in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

    2.8 mi / 787 ft gain
    Coming from Redding pass the visitor center and heading down highway 299. Make a left turn on Crystal Creek Road. Drive about 3.75 miles and on your left will be the Mills Creek Trailhead. Start hiking. You will start headed downhill towards the creek. You will cross Crystal Creek on a footbridge...
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  • Round Mountain, California

    Potem Falls

    5.0
    0.58 mi / 151 ft gain
    Park in the pull-out on Fenders Ferry Road. There you will find the Potem Falls trailhead. The hike is only 0.6 miles long--you'll likely spend more time enjoying the falls than getting there! Bring your swim gear if you want to jump in the pool. The trail is dog-friendly and open March-October. 
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  • Shasta County, California

    Magee Peak & Crater Peak

    7.19 mi / 2887 ft gain
    The trail to Magee Peak and Crater Peak makes for a fairly strenuous hike (mostly due to altitude). This USFS out-and-back trail has incredible views of the major peaks in the Northern California & Southern Oregon.  Take in a spectacular close-up of Lassen NP and great views of Shasta, Castl...
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  • Trinity Center, California

    Camp at Hayward Flat on Trinity Lake

    We drove all around Trinity Lake and this was the best campground we found! Located right on Trinity Lake you will find Hayward Flat Campground.  From Weaverville California you will follow highway 3 north about 20 miles. Then take a right on Hayward Flat road two miles. Boom, you are there.  The...
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  • Douglas City, California

    Camp at Steel Bridge Campground

    Steel Bridge is located along the Trinity River.  About three miles east of Douglas City on State Highway 299, turn north onto Steel Bridge Road and go about 2 miles to the campground.This campground is open from Mid-May until winter weather forces closure.  The campground is home to 12 camping s...
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  • Shingletown, California

    Hike the Chaos Crags Trail

    3.8 mi / 915 ft gain
    Manzanita Lake campground is located about 1/2 mile past the Northwest entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park.  The trailhead is located just before the campground sites about 0.1 mile off of the main road and marked with a sign (including a  map) and a few parking spaces.   The trail starts o...
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  • Shasta County, California

    Camp out at Manzanita Lake Cabins in Lassen Volcanic NP

    Deep in the Lassen National Forest is the beautiful and surprisingly one of the least visited National Parks, Lassen Volcanic National Park. On the north entrance of the park, you will find the beautiful Manzanita Lake Cabins and Campground with the gorgeous blue lake in the foreground.  Getting ...
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  • Shingletown, California

    Manzanita Lake Loop

    4.0
    1.88 mi / 121 ft gain
    Manzanita Lake Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Old Station, California.
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  • Douglas City, California

    Camp at Douglas City Campground

    The campground amenities include 20 tent/trailer campsites, group picnic area, picnic tables, telephone, beach, paved loop road, flush and vault toilets, potable water, and fire rings. MAX trailer length is 28 feet.Douglas City is located along the Trinity River. Follow State Highway 299 to Dougl...
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