Lake Siskiyou Loop

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Trail Difficulty: Green, Easy

Trail Length: 7.3 miles

Trail Description: This multi-use trail system crosses three bridges to circumnavigate beautiful Lake Siskiyou with views of the lake, Mount Shasta, and surrounding mountains. The trail alternates between shady forested areas and open, expansive views of the lake. Alternate routes off the main trail allow riders to follow the shoreline in some areas on a single track. The two pontoon bridges at the north end of the lake are in place from mid-May to mid-November. At other times of the year, the distance one way on the north shore to the delta is 2.2 miles and the distance following the southwest shoreline is 4.4 miles to the delta. The trail is a mix of dirt hard pack, pine needles, and gravel with some short paved sections. Riders can travel in either direction from several parking areas. Dismount to traverse gravel and cross bridges.

The trail is marked but can become confusing through the campground area where there are several intersecting trail systems. Some riders use the road to bypass the beach and campground areas and rejoin the trail at the marina. Outhouses, restrooms, and a seasonal snack bar, restaurant, and store are on the route.

Trailhead: From central Mount Shasta City travel west on Lake Street toward the Fish Hatchery. Go left on Old Stage Road and bear right onto W.A. Barr Road toward Lake Siskiyou. The first parking lot is on the right across from the Mount Shasta Resort tennis courts. The trailhead is on the right end of the parking lot. A second parking lot is across the dam on the right and provides access to the southwest side of the lake.


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