Macdoel, California

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Macdoel

  • Siskiyou County, California

    Climb Mt. Shasta via the Hotlum-Bolam Ridge

    10 mi / 7200 ft gain
    The Hotlum-Bolam route follows the ridge between the Hotlum and Bolam Glaciers on Shasta's north side. It's an intermediate route that isn't much more technical than the south side routes, except for icy sections and possible late-season open crevasses. For this reason it's a popular alternative ...
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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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  • McCloud, California

    Gray Butte

    3.27 mi / 646 ft gain
    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

    Panther Meadows Campground

    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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  • Siskiyou County, California

    Climb Mt. Shasta via Avalanche Gulch

    5.0
    11 mi / 7200 ft gain
    The Avalanche Gulch route is the second easiest, non-technical route to the summit of Mt. Shasta after the Clear Creek Route, but is by far the most popular. Many people complete this climb in one day from the trailhead, but you also have the opportunity to overnight at Horse Camp (7,950 ft.) or ...
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  • Mount Shasta, California

    Black Butte

    5.05 mi / 1608 ft gain
    Black Butte is hard to miss from I-5 as it winds past the city of Mount Shasta. This lava dome formed roughly 9,000–10,000 years ago and isn't a cinder cone, though it does look like one. The rock that makes Black Butte was extruded instead of spewed, then broke apart as it cooled. The jumbled re...
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  • Mount Shasta, California

    Winter Summit Black Butte

    5 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Note: February thru early March are great times to climb it for a winter ascent without snowshoes. If there is no snow seen from the south (e.g. on I-5 heading north to Mount Shasta City), don't be too worried. As long as there is snow on the surrounding peaks (e.g. Trinity Alps) around the same ...
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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

    McCloud Middle Falls Short Trail

    3.0
    0.79 mi / 85 ft gain
    McCloud Middle Falls Short Trail is located near McCloud, California. This route makes for an abbreviated version of the longer Middle McCloud Falls adventure which is 2.5 miles roundtrip. The parking area has an established parking lot and a vault toilet.  The shorter trail with minimal elevati...
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  • McCloud, California

    Algoma Campground

    The Algoma Campsite is a free campsite along the Upper Portion of the McCloud River. It features eight sites and a pit toilet. Unlike the other campgrounds in the area, this site receives very little traffic and has no fee.  To get there, take SR 89 east from the McCloud Ranger Station for 13 mi...
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  • Tulelake, California

    Hike the Schonchin Butte Trail in Lava Beds National Monument

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 475 ft gain
    From the entrance booth of Lava Beds National Monument drive south. There will be a left hand turn labeled Schonchin Butte, take it. Drive down a dirt road about a mile to reach Schonchin Butte trailhead parking. It is less than a mile hike to the fire lookout with elevation gain of 475 feet. The...
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  • Tulelake, California

    Explore Crystal Ice Cave, Lava Beds National Monument

    1 mi
    This adventure is only accessed through a ranger guided tour by the staff at Lava Beds National Monument.  A reservation is needed, go to recreation.gov to make a reservation space is limited.  You will meet at the visitor center.  The ranger will take you to the cave.  Don't try to find the cave...
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  • Tulelake, California

    Descend Into Skull Cave of the Lava Beds National Monument

    4.5
    0.1 mi / -328.1 ft gain
    Once you reach the Lava Beds National Monument stop by the visitors center to pay your fees, grab a map, and empty your bladder. From there you will drive your car up the road from the visitors center to Skull Cave.The visitors center will give you map and answer any questions you have. From the ...
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  • Tulelake, California

    Hike Gillem's Bluff Trail in Lava Beds National Monument

    4.5
    1.5 mi / 393 ft gain
    Start from the parking lot just past the entrance booth at the Lava Beds National Monument. It is a straight forward hike up to the top of the bluff about .75 miles. Great views of the lava flows and surrounding mountains. It is a great place to view the sunset behind Mt. Shasta from the top.
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  • Dunsmuir, California

    Mossbrae Falls

    5.0
    3.01 mi
    Disclaimer: Hiking to the falls is trespassing. Fines can be as much as $300. If you choose to hike to the falls, you're doing so at your own risk so please be cautious and cognizant of your surroundings. If you live anywhere near Northern California or Southern Oregon, you may have heard about ...
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  • Pacific Crest Trail, California

    Dead Falls Lake Trail

    5.0
    7.76 mi / 1165 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 ...
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