Visitor Guide

Hiking and Biking Trails

Northern California is well known for its backcountry opportunities. Just check any map of the Northstate and virtually anywhere you look is going to be public lands or close to public land. The eight National Forests and numerous wilderness areas in the Shasta Cascade Region all offer opportunities to “get away from it all” and find solace and relaxation.

The Shasta Cascade Region offers an abundance of prime backpacking and hiking areas. Although winter snowfall at higher elevations often affects some of the backpacking trails, there are numerous other hiking opportunities in and around areas like Shasta Lake or Whiskeytown Lake. Be sure to call local ranger stations or other public lands management agencies for up-to-date information. Besides going out on your own, there are several reputable guide services in the Shasta Cascade Region. These can provide a once-in-a-lifetime family experience using either horses or llamas for carrying those camping essentials, or take the avid fisherman or hunter to a remote locale they would never find on their own.

For specific information about public lands, review the public lands pages on this site and contact those agencies which manage the area you are considering for your backcountry experience. We ask that you tread lightly through our area and leave no trace. We are sure that when you come back, you will want to show your family’s next generation the great experiences you enjoyed.

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Choose from 6 great Northern California lakes: Sightseeing, Lake Tours, Wakeboarding, Tubing, Skiing and Fishing with up to 10 friends. By the Hour, Half day or Full day. Captain included. Reservations recommended!
Mt. Shasta/McCloud
930 Merchant St suite 1A
Redding, CA 96002
Specializing in social kayaking outings on local lakes and rivers. Featuring kayak rentals and sales.
Redding/Shasta Lake
P.O. Box 1388
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoe tours, day hiking trips, sacred site tours, scenic vehicle tours and step-on bus guide. Author of Mt.Shasta Guide To Fun.
Mt. Shasta/McCloud
9020 Stillwater Rd.
Redding, CA 96002
Exceptional fishing getaways, expertise and integrity you can rely on. Offering year-round guided fishing trips, lodging available. Salmon, Trout. 
Redding/Shasta Lake
Located at Deer Mountain Snowmobile Park, Hwy 97
Weed, CA 96094
Snowmobile rentals and tours on and around Mt. Shasta. Enjoy 280 miles of trails & 1000's of acres of terrain, instruction and helmets included, Reservations recommended!  
Mt. Shasta/McCloud
AL 0
The historic trestle at bridge #9 on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail is one of the most notable along the rail trail. The historic trestle at bridge #9 on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail is one of the most notable along the rail trail. 
Susanville/Lassen Country
P.O. Box 1543
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
Shasta’s premier local guide service since 1982, specializing in professional, high quality, safe & enjoyable climbs. Alpine & rock climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering & glacier courses for all abilities.  
Mt. Shasta/McCloud
Meadow View Drive
CA, CA 96130
(530) 251-8288
27 miles of trails in Susanville's backyard! 1,100 acre property owned and managed by Lassen County Public Works and BLM as a shared-use recreation area. Hiking, running, cycling, horseback riding, picnicking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. 
Susanville/Lassen Country
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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
1699 HWY 273, Anderson, CA 96007 | (P) 530-365-7500 | (F) 530-365-1258
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