Top Adventures in Mammoth

  • Descend Into Skull Cave of the Lava Beds National Monument

    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 yo...

    0.1 miles -328.1 ft gain

  • Explore Crystal Ice Cave, Lava Beds National Monument

    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...

    1 miles

  • Spelunking in the Golden Dome Cave, Lava Beds National Monument

    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 to each cave entrance.Golden Dome Cave is the third cave on the cave loop. The entr...

  • Explore the Catacombs at Lava Beds National Mounument

    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 to each cave entrance.The Catacombs are considered the most difficult and longest c...

  • Hike the Schonchin Butte Trail in Lava Beds National Monument

    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...

    1.5 miles 475 ft gain

  • Hike Gillem's Bluff Trail in Lava Beds National Monument

    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 v...

    1.5 miles 393 ft gain

  • Camp Out at Little Mt. Hoffman Lookout

    If you've never stayed in a lookout, you should. It's not a thrilling get your adrenaline type of adventure, but more of a private, secluded, let's enjoy epic views and incredible company type of get away.Little Mt. Hoffman lookout is one of a few...

  • Camp at Algoma Campground in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest

    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 8...

  • Climb Mt. Shasta via the Hotlum-Bolam Ridge

    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 crev...

    10 miles 7200 ft gain

  • Climb Mt. Shasta via Clear Creek Route

    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 fal...

    12.4 miles 7927 ft gain

  • Hike to Middle McCloud Falls

    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. To get here, p...

    1.5 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      Medicine Lake Recreation Area

      Overview The popular Medicine Lake Recreation Area and adjacent Medicine Lake are located in the Medicine Lake Highlands in northeastern California. The Recreation Area is located in the Modoc Nati...

      From $14/night

    • Siskiyou County, California

      Little Mt. Hoffman Lookout

      Overview Little Mt. Hoffman Lookout was constructed in the 1920s and was used by the Forest Service on a regular basis until 1978. It is one of the few remaining historic lookouts in the Shasta-Tri...

      From $75/night

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      Klamath Falls KOA

    • Forest Service Road #46N04

      Juanita Lake Group Campsite

      Overview Juanita Lake campground offers a 50 person group campsite adjacent to Juanita Lake on the Klamath National Forest. The lake offers a unique combination of recreation opportunities includin...

      From $50/night

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      Camp 4 Group Campground

      Overview This group site is nestled in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest on the Upper McCloud River, popular for its three stunning waterfalls.Camp 4 is typically open from mid-spring through mid-...

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    • Fowler Public Camp Road

      Fowlers Campground

      Overview Fowlers Campground is located on the Upper McCloud River five miles east of McCloud, California. The campground is nestled in a mixed conifer and oak woodland. The campground offers paved ...

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