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  • Montgomery Creek, California

    Montgomery Creek, California, is a top spot for outdoor adventures with its scenic hiking trails. The best trails and outdoor activities include the Montgomery Creek Trail, a must-visit for its unique natural features. The trail offers moderate difficulty, making it suitable for most hikers. As you walk, you'll see the clear rushing waters of Montgomery Creek, impressive rock formations, and a variety of local flora and fauna. Nearby, the Fall River Valley offers excellent fishing opportunities and breathtaking views. For those interested in bird-watching, the Pit River is a prime location to spot local bird species. These outdoor attractions in and near Montgomery Creek make it a great destination for a day of exploration and adventure.

    Top Spots in and near Montgomery Creek

    • Old Station, California

      Hike to Cinder Cone

      5.0
      4 mi / 846 ft gain
      Cinder Cone Trail For 1.2 miles, the trail gently slopes up through a forest. The Fantastic Lava Beds form a wall to your left. The Fantastic Lava Beds were formed by several eruptions of lava from Cinder Cone. The trail is mostly cinder erupted from Cinder Cone. Walking on cinder is similar to w...
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    • Old Station, California

      Hike to Snag Lake via the Cinder Cone

      12.5 mi / 2000 ft gain
      Start from the Butte Lake trailhead, off Highway 44 at the north end of Lassen Volcanic National Park. From the parking lot walk past the little boat launch and the trailhead is obvious in front of you.  Be mentally prepared to be walking in loose sand for most of this trip (and bring ankle or kn...
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    • Plumas County, California

      Boiling Springs Lake Loop

      2.38 mi / 449 ft gain
      The hike to Boiling Springs Lake starts at the Warner Valley Trailhead and is only a 3 mile roundtrip hike. It's a fairly easy hike that starts through the valley and then winds up through the forest and eventually opens up to the lake.  First thing you'll notice as you approach the lake is the ...
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    • Plumas County, California

      Drake Lake Trail

      4.6 mi / 840 ft gain
      The hike starts at the Warner Valley Trailhead and winds up the mountain until you reach the lake. The first 2 miles or so are very pleasant walk through the woods until you reach the last portion which is essentially straight up the mountain side.  This portion of the trail can be very slippery...
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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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    • Pacific Crest Trail, California

      Devils Kitchen Trail

      5.0
      5.06 mi / 525 ft gain
      Your hike to Devils Kitchen will start from Warner Valley Campground. The hike starts out thorough the valley and eventually winds through the forest and ends at the top of the Devils Kitchen site. You'll then hike down the hill a bit and get to explore the area! There are pretty specific walkin...
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    • Pacific Crest Trail, California

      Camp at Warner Valley

      Warner Valley Campground is at the end of Warner Valley Road. It's 16 dollars a night at a first come first serve basis. As far as the campground it self, there are a few bathrooms and each site has a fire ring and a picnic table. There are 17 sites which isn't a ton but since it's a fairly unuse...
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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

      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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