Hiking Trails

04/15/2018 | by teamporter | Insider

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Samwell Cave Nature Trail

BY CAR: Take Gilman Road (Exit 698 off of Interstate 5), then go down to the cave by a footpath, which starts 2.8 miles past the McCloud River Bridge.
BY BOAT: Go to Point McCloud (on the McCloud Arm) and follow the nature trail one mile up to the cave entrance.

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Packers Bay Trail System

A scenic, 4-trail loop system.

BY CAR: Take I-5 to Packers Bay Exit. Take Exit 695, get back on I-5 and go south, and then take Exit 693.

BY BOAT: Go to Packers Bay across from Bridge Bay.

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Greens Creek Trail

The trail is six miles round-trip and climbs over limestone mountains.

BOAT ACCESS ONLY: Go to the east side of the McCloud River or to Bear Cove on the southwest Squaw Creek Arm.

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Bailey Cove Trail

Three miles of sightseeing, fishing, and swimming. Includes a public boat ramp.

BY CAR: Take I-5 to Exit 695, then follow Shasta Cavern Road.
BY BOAT: Go to the west side of the McCloud Arm.

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Sugarloaf Creek Trail

The trail is four miles long and ends at Sugarloaf Road.

BY CAR: Take Lakeshore Drive (Exit 703), turn left, and follow the signs.
BY BOAT: The trail is accessible at Sugarloaf Creek, crossing on the Sacramento River Arm.

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Clikipudi Trail

An eight-mile loop, the longest maintained trail on Lake Shasta.

BY CAR: Take I-5 to Oasis Road (Exit 683) to Bear Mountain Road, then take the trail at Jones Valley Campground.
BY BOAT: The trail starts at Jones Valley Campground on the Pit River Arm and ends at the boat ramp.

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Hirz Bay Trail

A scenic two-mile walk crossing creeks and great vistas.

BY CAR: Take Gilman Road (Exit 697) to Hirz Bay Amphitheater.
BY BOAT: The trail can be hiked from Hirz Bay Amphitheater or Dekkas Rock Campground on the northwest McCloud Arm.

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Hirz Mountain Lookout

This lookout is available for rent to the public seasonally–by reservation only–to anyone 18 years of age or older. Seasons normally run from May 1st through October 15th. The lookout has a maximum capacity of four people. The rental fee is $80 per night with a maximum four-day stay per group/per year. Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Make reservations to stay by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) at 1-877-444-6777 or by contacting them through the web at www.Recreation.gov.

Dry Fork Trail

A trail following the shoreline to the Dry Creek Inlet. Great fishing and panoramic views.

BY CAR: Take I-5 to Shasta Dam Blvd. (Exit 685) and follow the signs.
BY BOAT: The trail is on the west side of Shasta Dam at a county road that is only accessible when the lake is down 15 feet or more.

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Photo Collection: Relating to the Lawerence May Family. Contributor: The Bancroft Library, University of CA., Berkeley.

Bully Hill Mine

A scenic two-mile walk crossing creeks and great vistas.

BOAT ACCESS ONLY The mine is located at the Squaw Creek Arm on the northwest side. The ruins of Bully Hill Mine can be seen on a flat just above the north shore line. This was a copper-producing mine from 1901–1927 that sat just above the town of Delamar. You can reach the mine ruins by taking a 2.5-mile trail at Baxters Gulch and ending at the mine.

Waterfalls

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Little BackBone RockSlide

BOAT ACCESS ONLY: Go to the Sacramento Arm at the end of Little Backbone Creek. Hike up the creek for approximately 20 minutes.

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Waters Gulch

BOAT ACCESS ONLY: Go to the Sacramento Arm on the northern end near Packers Bay. This 20-foot waterfall is visible from the Waters Gulch Trail.

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Bear Creek Falls

BOAT ACCESS ONLY Go three miles past Stein Creek on the Pit River Arm. This is a 25-foot waterfall. Do not attempt to go by boat if the water is below 25 feet down; hike in. The waterfall is near Arbuckle Flat.

Indian Creek Falls

BY CAR: Take I-5 to Gilman Road (Exit 698) to Gregory Beach Campground.
BY BOAT: Access the waterfall across from the Antlers Resort on the Sacramento Arm.

California Lakes info from Shasta Marina at Packers Bay

Potem Falls

BY CAR: Take Fenders Ferry Road, Exit 697, one (1) mile past the bridge over the North Pit River.
BY BOAT: Beach the boat close to the Pit 7 Dam in a safe place. Beware of dangerous conditions for parking your boat. Hike up to Fenders Ferry Road. Go over the bridge and follow the road one (1) mile.

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