Hikes in Shasta County
Located in Northern California, south of Siskiyou County (which actually contains Mount Shasta), Shasta County has evergreen forests, beautiful lakes and rivers, and wild mountains.
Most of the trails listed here located in Castle Crags State Park at the north end of Shasta County. In Shasta-Trinity National Forest south of the state park, Shasta Lake offers additional hiking and camping.
|Bailey Cove Trail
This easy 3.1-mile loop circles a hill-covered peninsula on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake, providing both lake views and shade.
|Crags Trail to Castle Dome
This 5.6-mile round trip hike in Castle Crags State Park ascends 2,150-feet through a garden of granite crags to the base of Castle Dome. This hike can be extended to 6 miles round trip by taking a worthy side trail to Indian Springs.
|Root Creek Trail
This 2.2-mile round trip hike in Castle Crags State Park takes a level and easy course to a tumbling creek in a mossy forest.
|Vista Point Trail
This short hike reaches the principal viewpoint in Castle Crags State Park, which has a great perspective of granite peaks known as the Castle Crags, along with views of Mount Shasta and the surrounding wilderness.
Camping Shasta County
Campgrounds can also be found through Shasta County, convenient to hiking trails and other outdoor recreation.
This well-shaded 59-site campground has level sites on a bluff next to Shasta Lake.
|Castle Crags State Park Campground
There are 76 developed campsites within this state park that are nestled within a pine forest with access to nearby trails.