Shasta Trinity - Suggested Sites

hiking trails along the mccloud river in the shasta trinity national forest in northern california.

McCloud River above the Lower Falls at Fowler Campground in northern California.

Our Getaways offer written Directions, Maps and suggested scenery, spanning Oregon and northern California; places Brad and I have visited and loved. These getaways offer simplicity, yet beauty in scenery, waterfalls, hiking trails, campgrounds, mountains, hot springs, mountain lakes, equestrian trails, mountain biking trails, wild and scenic rivers, scenic byways, Crater Lake National Park, national monuments and more.

Protect our National Forests and Wilderness Areas. Leave NO Trace!
Be sure to check out road and fire conditions at the Ranger Station when planning and
before traveling, hiking or camping in the forest.

Try to make your plans for earlier in the season especially when your recreation plans include northern California. As an example, I've been to McCloud River Waterfalls in May and in July. The waterfalls are still beautiful in July, but they are immensely more so in May. As a further example, I was hiking at Silver Falls State Park in the Cascades in Oregon in August, 2006. Two of the falls were dripping. Brad looked at the photograph for the South Falls and said they were graceful in the diminished waterflow, but others, people who'd traveled from all over the world were disappointed when I spoke to them. No one cautioned them in this way, consider the time of year when planning your vacation around river flows. Rivers diminish as summer lengthens. :-)

  • NWR: Klamath Wildlife Refuge and NWR: Tulelake Wildlife Refuges.

  • NPS: Lava Beds National Monument.

  • Mountains from Hwy 97: Mt Shasta, page 1 and Volcanic Landscape page 2.

  • Shasta City: Drive up Mt Shasta: Hiking Trails at Bunny Flat.

  • Castle Lake west of Shasta City off I - 5: page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4 and page 5.

  • McCloud Step into the Past: Historic Railroad:
    The Upper Falls, the Lower and Middle Falls on the McCloud River, all just a few miles east of McCloud traveling on Hwy 89.

  • Drive a little further east to see McArthur Burney Waterfalls.

  • Dunsmuir, California: Hedge Creek Waterfall, page 1, Sacramento River, page 2 and Mossbrae Falls on the Sacramento River, page 3.

  • Railroad Relics with views of Castle Crags.

  • Grey's Peak and Castle Crags off I - 5 at Castle Crags State Park.

Forward ~ West Cascades National Scenic Byway Travel Directions.

Back ~ Shasta Trinity Tour Map.

USFS: Shasta Trinity National Forest.

Brad and I invite you to explore the Shasta Trinity National Forest and surrounding area: Directions, Map and Scenery: waterfalls, hiking trails, Mt Shasta, Castle Crags, Cascade and Siskiyou Mountains, mountain lakes, hiking trails, rivers, Shasta Trinity National Forest ...

Middle Falls on the McCloud River in northern California, pictured to the right.

rivers in the cascade mountains of oregon and california.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park.

Travel from northern California to Gathering Light ... a retreat, see Mt Shasta, waterfalls, the Sacramento River, Castle Crags, hiking trails and more: Travel Directions, Map and Scenery.

Travel Directions to and Day Trips of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places: hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, birding, and more, all near Crater Lake National Park and the retreat: Travel Directions Map and Scenery.

Wood River wetlands, one of the many klamath basin birding trails, near crater lake national park and the retreat located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park.

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Mt Scott from Wood River Wetlands, one of the many Klamath Basin birding trails near the retreat, viewed at dusk.

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