The Far North Travel Guide

The Far North Sights

Mt. Shasta

  • Volcano
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

The crown jewel of the 2.5-million-acre Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Mt. Shasta, a 14,179-foot-high dormant volcano, is a mecca for day hikers. It's especially enticing in spring, when fragrant Shasta lilies and other flowers adorn the rocky slopes. A paved road, the Everitt Memorial Highway, reaches only as far as the timberline; the final 6,000 feet are a tough climb of rubble, ice, and snow (the summit is perpetually ice-packed). Hiking enthusiasts include this trek with those to the peaks of Kilimanjaro and Mount Fuji in lists of iconic must-do mountain hikes. Always check weather predictions; sudden storms have trapped climbers with snow and freezing temperatures.

Sight Information

Address:

Mt. Shasta, California, 96067, USA

Published 07/06/2016

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