Siskiyou County

Top Adventures in Siskiyou County

  • Hike and Climb Pilot Rock

    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 Wyomi...

    8 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Summit Mt. Ashland

    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 s...

    5 miles 1550 ft gain

  • Hike to Hobart Bluff

    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 th...

    2.5 miles 200 ft gain

  • 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

  • Hike or Backpack the Dead Falls Lake Trail

    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 ...

    8.1 miles 1358 ft gain

  • Hike to the Summit of Black Butte

    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 spe...

    5.2 miles 1850 ft gain

  • Winter Summit Black Butte

    Note: February thru early March are great times to climb it for a winter ascent without snowshoes. If there is no snow seen from the south (e.g. on I-5 heading north to Mount Shasta City), don't be too worried. As long as there is snow on the surr...

    5 miles 2000 ft gain

  • 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 ...

  • Backpack the Sky High Lakes in the Marble Mountains

    The Marble Mountains are part of the Klamaths, a biologically and geologically diverse range of peaks and ridges often overshadowed by its western neighbors in the Cascades. The Marble Rim is the signature feature of this subrange, a white wall of...

    13.25 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Hike to the Etna Mountain Summit

    To start off, you're going to want to navigate to the Etna Summit Trailhead (5956 ft). There's a small parking lot off to the side and we did not need any passes for our overnight trip. Since the summit isn't the main destination for many people i...

    6 miles

  • Climb Mt. Shasta via Avalanche Gulch

    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 oppo...

    11 miles 7200 ft gain

  • 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 afterno...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • 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

    • Siskiyou County, California

      Tree Of Heaven Campground

      Overview Tree of Heaven Campground is situated next to the Klamath Wild and Scenic River, making it popular with whitewater boaters and anglers. Visitors also enjoy birding and hiking along an inte...

    • Siskiyou County, California

      Sarah Totten Campground

      Overview Sarah Totten Campground is located next to the Klamath Wild and Scenic River, about 33 miles east of the town of Happy Camp. The facility is popular with anglers, hikers and whitewater boa...

    • Fort Jones, California

      Indian Scotty Group Site

      Overview Indian Scotty Group Site is located next to the Wild and Scenic Scott River in Klamath National Forest. Visitors enjoy swimming, tubing, whitewater boating. and fishing on the river. Sever...

    • Ashland, Oregon

      Hyatt Lake Recreation Area

      Overview Nestled in the Cascade Mountains in the northern corner of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, the 745-acre Hyatt Lake Recreation Area provides opportunities for camping, hiking, fishi...

    • Jacksonville, Oregon

      Hart Tish Park At Applegate Lake

      Overview Located in southwest Oregon in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Hart-Tish Park is surrounded by a variety of landscapes, boasting nearby volcanic peaks, rivers and old-growth fore...

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