Weed - (1 Mile) - Lake Shastina Trail

Dwinnell Way
Weed, California 96094
Siskiyou County
Phone: 530-938-3281

The trail at Lake Shastina is a short one with a huge payoff.  The hike is a constant incline with a few switchbacks to make it a little easier to get to the top.  As you climb, you get great views of Lake Shastina, Mt. Shasta and beyond.  On a clear, sunny day, you can see into Oregon!  
This is not necessarily a hike that you would want to make a special trip to visit from the Redding area but definitely one you should take if you're in the Weed area and looking for a cool, short hike. 
Lake info:
Hiking, fishing, swimming, camping and more can be enjoyed at beautiful Lake Shastina, just north of Weed.  With Mt. Shasta towering in the background, a visit to the lake provides for a relaxing afternoon.  Grab some food and head out to the lake while you're in the area.  

How to get there:
From Highway 97, heading out of Weed, take Ordway Road left and then take a left on Jackson Ranch Road.  Shortly after turning on Jackson Ranch Road, make a right on Dwinnell Way which will lead you to the lake and campground. 
Pass through the campground and go right.  A short distance later, you will see a broken gate on your right; this is the trailhead. 

Distance:  1 Mile (Round-Trip)
Degree of Difficulty:  Easy
Dogs:  Yes, on leash. 
There are twenty camping spots at Lake Shastina that have fire pits and picnic tables.  Most of the spots are very close to the lake with some of them being located right on the lake shore.  There is no potable water or shower facilities but bathrooms are available.  Click HERE for more info about camping at Lake Shastina. 
Other things to do in the area:
Charlie Byrd Community Park in Weed is a great park with a pretty cool skatepark, playgrounds and picnic areas.  If you're looking to play some Disc Golf, check out the College of the Siskiyous Course.  The Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum is a really cool stop and the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden is a must-visit when in the area.  In Mt. Shasta, another short and easy hike with a great payoff is to Faery Falls, near Castle Lake and Lake Siskiyou
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