Shasta National Rec. Area

Trails in Shasta NRA

Bailey Cove Trail

Begins/Ends: Bailey Cove Day Use Area Use: Fishing, sightseeing, hiking, trail running, mountain biking This is a scenic hike along the lower McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake and provides good access for fishing and sightseeing.The trail circles a mountain peninsula and offers an interesting opportunity to see how exposure to the sun ...

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Clikapudi Trail

The name Clikapudi comes from the Wintu word ?Klukupuda? which means ?to kill,? referring to a local battle between Wintu Indians and local traders in the 1800s.This is one of the more popular trails on Shasta Lake, and is excellent for mountain biking, horseback riding, trail running and hiking. It is ...

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East Side Trail

East Side Trail...0.4 miles Begins/Ends: At the Packers Bay Marina Boat Ramp. Use: Fishing and swimming access, sightseeing This is a short trail providing access to good fishing and swimming areas. It ends at a vista which overlooks Packers Bay. Directions Northbound I-5 traffic, Exit # 695, turn west and join the I-5 southbound ...

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Fish Loop Trail

Begins/Ends: Packers Bay Parking Lot. Use: Fishing access, hiking, wildlife viewing This is a short loop trail which provides good access for fishing. It also extends the length of a hike or run around the Waters Gulch Trail. *There is a daily use fee for the Packers Bay parking lot. Directions Northbound I-5 traffic, ...

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Fisherman's Point Trail

Begins: Fishermans Point Day Use Area Ends: Centimudi Boat Ramp Use: Fishing access to Shasta Lake Constructed primarily to extend fishing access east of Shasta Dam, this trail provides opportunities for fishing and swimming. Directions Exit # 685 off of I-5. Follow Shasta Dam Blvd. to Shasta Dam. Trail is located on the east ...

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Hirz Bay Trail

Hirz Bay Trail...1.6 miles Begins/Ends: Dekkas Rock day use area/Hirz Bay campground Use: Hiking, nature study This scenic walk follows the shoreline crossing several cool, shady creeks and provides scenic vistas of the lake. Directions Exit # 698 off of I-5. Approximately 10 miles east off of Gilman ...

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Overlook Trail

Overlook Trail...0.4 miles Begins/Ends: At the Waters Gulch Trailhead alongside Packers Bay Road. Use: Hiking, sightseeing This is a short hike that climbs gently to the top of a knoll overlooking the Sacramento River Arm of Shasta Lake. It provides hikers with nice views, particularly in the early morning or at sunset. Directions Northbound ...

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Potem Falls Trail

Potem Falls Trail? 0.3 miles Begins: Off of Fenders Ferry Road Ends: At Potem Falls Use: Hiking, sightseeing. Potem Falls is a year round 70 foot waterfall on Potem Creek. Directions Take Hwy 299 east to Fenders Ferry Road. Turn left and drive 9 miles to a pullout parking area on the left.There is a short ...

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Samwel Cave Trail

Samwel Cave Nature Trail...1 mile. Boat access only. Begins: Along the shoreline of Shasta Lake at Point McCloud just south of McCloud Bridge Campground. Ends: At Samwel Cave. Use: Hiking, sightseeing, and spelunking. Signs along the trail tell the story of the relationship between the Wintu Indians and the cave. They illustrate the Wintu ...

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Sugarloaf Trail

Sugarloaf Trail...1 mile. Begins/Ends: Off of Lakeshore Drive Use: Hiking, sightseeing. This is an easy hike that climbs gently. The trail ends abruptly one mile from the trailhead. Directions Exit #702 off of I-5. Turn west and follow Lakeshore ...

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Waters Gulch Trail

Waters Gulch Trail...2.8 miles Begins: Alongside Packers Bay Road about ¼ mile from the boat ramp parking lot. Ends: At the Packers Bay Boat Ramp. Use: Hiking, trail running, mountain biking, fishing and wildlife viewing. This scenic loop starts down the small creek in Waters Gulch to Shasta Lake. It then follows the ...

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