Macdoel, California

The best Trails and Outdoor Activities in Macdoel, California are a must-visit for those who enjoy outdoor adventures. One of the top trails is the Pacific Crest Trail that offers scenic views of the Shasta Valley. This trail is moderately difficult, making it suitable for most hikers. It is also home to various unique rock formations and a river for fishing. The Klamath National Forest, near Macdoel, is another prime location for hiking and camping. The forest is known for its dense pine trees and clear lakes, making it a perfect spot for canoeing and fishing. For bird watchers, the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge is a must-visit. It's home to a variety of bird species, making it a top attraction for wildlife photography. Macdoel offers the best of California's natural beauty, making it a must-visit for outdoor adventures.

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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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  • Dunsmuir, California

    Heart Lake in the Klamath Mountains

    4.5
    2.38 mi / 636 ft gain
    Scenes like this are rarely so accessible. Heart Lake is nestled in a bowl below Castle Peak, on the edge of the Castle Crags Wilderness just west of I-5 and the city of Mt. Shasta. The parking lot and trailhead are both located on the shore of Castle Lake, a much larger lake that is stunning in ...
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  • Dunsmuir, California

    Castle Lake

    Castle Lake in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is a glacial lake with picturesque views of Mt. Shasta. In the middle of the lake, researchers float a platform in the middle of the lake to study the lake's environment. This is a great destination to swim to.  Nearby Hike:Heart Lake is a great ...
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  • Castella, California

    Hike Crags Trail to Castle Dome

    4.4
    5.1 mi / 2135 ft gain
    One of the gems in the Shasta area, Castle Crags. You can spot these dramatic granite towers from a distance and their jagged formations beckon climbers and hikers alike. Imagine a slice of the Dolomites plucked out of Italy and placed in Northern California. Crags Trail to Castle Dome winds up t...
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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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  • Ashland, Oregon

    Hike and Climb Pilot Rock

    8 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Pilot Rock is one of the most prominent features in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and is visible from over 40 miles away in the Shasta Valley of northern California and the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon.Similar to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, though much smaller in stature, Pilot Rock is ...
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  • Ashland, Oregon

    Hike to Hobart Bluff

    2.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    Hobart Bluff is part of the Western Cascades, a range of weathered volcanic mountains that are much older than the High Cascades that most people think of today, the range of Shasta, Rainier, and Hood. These mountains are shorter as a result of the work of time and usually have summits wrapped in...
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  • Ashland, Oregon

    Summit Mt. Ashland

    5.0
    5 mi / 1550 ft gain
    Situated in Southern Oregon right near the California border lies the Siskiyou Mountain Range's tallest peak, Mount Ashland. Mount Ashland is a very popular area for many recreational activities, one of the most popular activities is skiing. The ski area was opened up in 1963 and has changed hand...
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  • Burney, California

    Northshore Campground

    The name of the campground, Northshore Campground, speaks for itself. It's located on the northern side of Lake Britton, across the water from the main state park camping area. This is nice for us as it's easier to get a spot, and it's much quieter. Campground Reservations It's a PG&E campgr...
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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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  • Burney, California

    Burney Falls

    4.9
    0.97 mi / 82 ft gain
    Burney Falls can be seen right from the parking area, but this scenic loop is a great hike for all levels of hiking ability. Heading out on this trail will take you to the base of this 129 foot tall waterfall.  The Hike Burney Falls has a 1.3 mile loop trail that takes approximately 30 minutes ...
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  • Burney, California

    "Stand by Me" Bridge

    4.0
    The "Stand by Me" bridge is located in Northern California about 20 miles north of Lassen National Forest and two and a half miles (2.4 mi) from Burney Falls at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.  The bridge is approximately 7.5 miles north of Burney, CA. From the town of Burney, take Hw...
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