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The Best Hiking in McCloud

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Top hiking spots in and near McCloud

  • 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 Waterfalls Trail

    3.6 mi / 338 ft gain
    McCloud Waterfalls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near McCloud, California.
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  • McCloud, California

    McCloud Middle Falls Short Trail

    0.79 mi / 85 ft gain
    McCloud Middle Falls Short Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near McCloud, California.
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  • Dunsmuir, California

    Hedge Creek Falls

    0.64 mi / 148 ft gain
    Hedge Creek Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Dunsmuir, California.
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  • Dunsmuir, California

    Hike to 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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  • 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

    Panther Meadows Trail

    1.04 mi / 217 ft gain
    Panther Meadows Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near McCloud, California.
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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

    Panther Springs Trail

    0.82 mi / 75 ft gain
    Panther Springs Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near McCloud, California.
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  • Castella, California

    Squaw Valley Creek Trail

    8.84 mi / 1365 ft gain
    Squaw Valley Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Castella, California.
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  • Mount Shasta, California

    Sand Flat Winter Trails: Overlook Loop

    3.12 mi / 377 ft gain
    Sand Flat Winter Trails: Overlook Loop s a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Mount Shasta, California.
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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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  • 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

    Casaval Ridge

    6.1 mi / 3675 ft gain
    Casaval Ridge is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Mount Shasta, California.
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  • McCloud, California

    Dog Trail from Bunny Flat

    4.11 mi / 804 ft gain
    Dog Trail from Bunny Flat is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near McCloud, California.
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