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Mt. Shasta Mine Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.1 mile 5.0 kilometer loop
84% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 621' 189 m
Descent: -619' -189 m
High: 1,498' 457 m
Low: 1,065' 325 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

A rocky trail with several creek crossings.

Kristen Arendt

Features Views · Wildflowers

Do not enter any of the abandoned mines in the park.

Runner Notes

Once the first steep climb is over, the rest of the trail is much more manageable.

Description

The trail is a loop and runners can head out on this trail in either direction from the trailhead off of Paige Bar Road. The Mt. Shasta Mine Trail is a rocky singletrack with a few short, hard climbs. There are several small creek crossings to navigate along the way. The dirt is mostly decomposed granite, but there are lots of rocks throughout this trail. You can connect to the Clear Creek Canal Trail for additional mileage.

Along the way, runners will enjoy forest of live oaks and knobcone pines. White leaf manzanita, blue blossom ceanothus, and poison oak comprise much the brush growing alongside the trail. In the spring (late March) keep an eye out for the lovely wildflowers that bloom along the trail. RunnerS will also pass by the Whiskeytown Cemetery, the Mt. Shasta Mine, and the Monitor Mine, reminding visitors of the history of the area.

Flora & Fauna

Oak, pine, manzanita, poison oak, and wildflowers in season.

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Returning to the trailhead
Jan 5, 2018 near Shasta, CA
Climbing up along the creek in Orofino Gulch
Jan 5, 2018 near Shasta, CA
Site of the former Mount Shasta Mine
Jan 5, 2018 near Shasta, CA
A small cascade and pool just off the connector trail
Jan 5, 2018 near Shasta, CA

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