Mount Shasta Loop For Mountain Biking

The 36th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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Among the regions network of flume trails, logging roads and ore-car grades, theres a 63-mile counter-clockwise loop around Mount Shasta that begins and ends in the eponymous town. Much of it is on forest service roads.

Follow FS 31 to the junction of FS 19. Turn left and then immediately left on 42NO2 for 6.7 miles to 42NI6. Turn left at tree cutting sign 42N34; right at 42N33 down to railroad tracks. Follow tracks out to south of Weed or arrange for a shuttle. There is a lot of opportunity to make variations at the beginning and end of the mountain bike ride, so be sure to study a map. The scenery is spectacular with views of Mt. Shasta to the left with glaciers on the eastern slope and lava flow fields in the valley to the right.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from US 5, exit onto SR89 just before Mt. Shasta City and follow to Forest Service Road 88. Turn left and follow 88 to the intersection of FS 3 1. The mountain bike ride begins here.

Overall, Mount Shasta Loop is the 36th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Mount Shasta Loop including Bizz Johnson Trail, Castle Crags, Clikapudi Trail and Three Rivers.

Mount Shasta Loop Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Shasta Trinity National Forest (530) 926-4511; Shasta Tourism (800) 926-4865; Otter Bar Lodge Guides; The Fifth Season (916) 926-3606; MS Visitors (800) 926-4865.

Recommended Book:  "The Mt. Shasta Book : A Guide To Skiing And Hiking" from Andy Selters

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Wagon Creek Inn (530) 926-0838

Luxury Loding:  Otter Bar Lodge (hot tub) (530) 462-4772

Breakfast Restaurant:  Lily's, Willy's Bavarian Kitchen (outside deck)

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  7/17/2016

ID:  5893

Mount Shasta Loop Mountain Biking Map


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