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Waters Gulch Trail

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A nice trail along Lake Shasta!


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

82%

Runnable

1,381' 421 m

High

1,063' 324 m

Low

527' 161 m

Up

764' 233 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Fishing · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

No parking fees at the Packers Bay Road trailhead.

Fees are required when parking at the Packers Bay Boat ramp parking lot. There is a restroom at the boat ramp parking lot.

Runner Notes

Trail is suitable for running

Description

There are two trail heads, one accessed from Packers Bay Road and the other is accessed from the Packers Bay boat ramp parking lot.

Trail is singletrack dirt. About a third of the trail parallels Shasta Lake shoreline, with access for fishing, some of the access is steep. Trail distance from the lake depends on lake level.

The trail itself is loose dirt/rock in the summer with plenty of shade. The portion of the trail by the lake is mostly flat. When starting from the Packers Bay Road trailhead, there is a long decent to the lake. When starting from the Backers Bay Boat ramp trailhead, there is a long uphill ascent over the mountain, then decent to the lake. The slopes are not too steep.

Trail can be used in either direction. With Packer's Bay Road used to make a complete loop.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, eagles, osprey, snakes, lizards, dove, fish, oak, pine, wildflowers.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Heidl

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Photos

Bridge on the trail
Sep 28, 2020 near Shasta…, CA
Trailhead sign from Packers Bay Road
Sep 28, 2020 near Shasta…, CA
View of Shasta Lake
Sep 28, 2020 near Shasta…, CA
Trailhead sign from Packers Bay boat ramp parking lot
Sep 28, 2020 near Shasta…, CA
View of Shasta Lake
Sep 28, 2020 near Shasta…, CA
View of singletrack trail
Sep 28, 2020 near Shasta…, CA

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