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The Best Fishing in Shasta County

Looking for the best fishing in Shasta County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Shasta County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top fishing spots in and near Shasta County

  • Redding, California

    Fishermen's Trail

    1.95 mi / 157 ft gain
    Fishermen's Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Redding, California.
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  • Redding, California

    Houseboat Lake Shasta

    1 mi / 1 ft gain
    Lake Shasta sits at the foot of infamous Mt Shasta, past the major Northern California city of Redding. From the Bay Area you can count on at least a 3.5 hour drive to get to waters edge, but the drive goes by quickly just cruising on HWY 5. There are multiple Marinas on Shasta but the largest is...
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  • Trinity Center, California

    Camp at Hayward Flat on Trinity Lake

    We drove all around Trinity Lake and this was the best campground we found! Located right on Trinity Lake you will find Hayward Flat Campground.  From Weaverville California you will follow highway 3 north about 20 miles. Then take a right on Hayward Flat road two miles. Boom, you are there.  The...
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  • Douglas City, California

    Camp at Steel Bridge Campground

    Steel Bridge is located along the Trinity River.  About three miles east of Douglas City on State Highway 299, turn north onto Steel Bridge Road and go about 2 miles to the campground.This campground is open from Mid-May until winter weather forces closure.  The campground is home to 12 camping s...
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  • Douglas City, California

    Camp at Douglas City Campground

    The campground amenities include 20 tent/trailer campsites, group picnic area, picnic tables, telephone, beach, paved loop road, flush and vault toilets, potable water, and fire rings. MAX trailer length is 28 feet.Douglas City is located along the Trinity River. Follow State Highway 299 to Dougl...
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  • Trinity Center, California

    Eleanor and Shimmy Lakes

    6.12 mi / 1703 ft gain
    Eleanor and Shimmy Lakes is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Trinity Center, California.
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  • Trinity Center, California

    Granite Lake via Swift Creek Trail

    9.66 mi / 1982 ft gain
    Granite Lake via Swift Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Trinity Center, California.
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  • Trinity Center, California

    Backpack to Bear Basin and The Four Lakes Loop

    30.1 mi
    Day 1 Swift Creek Trail Head to Bear BasinThe trip begins at the Swift Creek trailhead in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Permits are very easy to get, just stop by the Ranger station in Weaverville, CA. They are free and can be self-issued in front of the ranger station, or you can go in if you wou...
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  • Trinity Center, California

    Stuart Fork Trail to Emerald and Sapphire Lakes

    5.0
    27.06 mi / 4213 ft gain
    The trail begins just past the Trinity Alps Resort, a private collection of cabins near Weaverville, CA. Hikers wanting an early start can spend the night at the Bridge Camp Campground, located next to the trailhead. The path starts out wide and level, following an old road to the wilderness bou...
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  • Trinity Center, California

    Stuart Fork to Alpine Lake

    16 mi / 4265 ft gain
    Nestled in the heights of the Trinity Alps, this hike to Alpine Lake is not for the faint of heart. Before embarking on this adventure call the Weaverville Ranger station to check snow levels as well as the flow of the Stuart Fork River. If you are too early in the summer season the snowpack wi...
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  • Trinity Center, California

    Hike to Boulder Lakes

    3.9 mi / 859 ft gain
    The upper lake (Little Boulder) is warm and perfect for swimming later in the summer. There are fairly large trout in this lake. The lower lake is bigger and has an abundance of campsites. If you want a bit more solitude, the trail continues further in two directions. Mosquitos can be a problem, ...
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  • Trinity Center, California

    Boulder Lakes

    3.64 mi / 866 ft gain
    Boulder Lakes is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Trinity Center, 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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  • Junction City, California

    Fly Fish the Trinity River

    5.0
    The Trinity River is one that is rarely visited by your typical Bay Area resident. In fact, much of true Northern California is "untouched" in the eyes of those who live in The City, which is what drew me to this place to begin with. After a five hour journey from San Francisco, we made it to our...
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  • Junction City, California

    Camp at Junction City Campground

    3.0
    Junction City Campground is home to 22 tent/trailer campsites, paved loop road, vault toilets, potable water, fire rings, and picnic tables. MAX trailer length is 40 feet. The campground is located 1.5 miles west of Junction City on State Highway 299.Dogs are welcome in the campground -- please k...
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  • Junction City, California

    Canyon Creek Lakes Trail

    15.2 mi / 2687 ft gain
    Canyon Creek Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Weaverville, California.
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