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22 Best and Fun Things To Do In Mount Shasta, California

Experience the breathtaking mountain of Northern California by cycling, hiking, and exploring the magnificent city of Mount Shasta.

the magnificent Mt. Shasta soars over 14 000 feet above the turquoise skies and stands as a totem that can be seen from almost any point in the state. Luckily, you can enjoy this alpine paradise without climbing to the peak. When winter comes, thousands are drawn to this picturesque city for skiing adventures, along with snowmobiling and sledding. This mountain city is also home to canyon waterfalls that visitors can explore via the many walking trails. The city park and local lake are the perfect spots to enjoy the crisp Californian air before venturing to the museum for some fascinating insights about the city.

In Mount Shasta, you will never be at a loss for things to do and see that are all sure to leave you speechless. Explore some of the wonderful attractions Mount Shasta has to offer in the comprehensive list below.

The 22 Most Popular Things To Do In Mount Shasta, California

22. Avalanche Gulch

4.7 ★★★★★ (3 reviews)

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21. Snowman’s Sledding Hill

4.6 ★★★★★ (16 reviews)


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Location: 7Q9P+65 Dunsmuir CA

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20. Faery Falls Parking

4.0 ★★★★☆ (31 reviews)

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Location: Mt Shasta CA

19. Shasta Abbey

4.7 ★★★★★ (38 reviews)


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Location: 3724 Summit Dr Mt Shasta CA

Tel:  530 926 4208

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18. Black Butte

4.8 ★★★★★ (40 reviews)

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17. Box Canyon Dam

4.5 ★★★★★ (63 reviews)

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Location: Shasta Trinity National Forest Trinity Mountains Mt Shasta CA

16. Horse Camp

4.9 ★★★★★ (66 reviews)

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Location: Mt Shasta CA

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15. Faery Falls

4.6 ★★★★★ (70 reviews)

14. Gateway Trail Trailhead

4.8 ★★★★★ (83 reviews)

Location: 1700 Everitt Memorial Hwy Mt Shasta CA

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13. Wagon creek pedestrian bridge

4.8 ★★★★★ (91 reviews)

Location: Mt Shasta CA

12. Lake Siskiyou Trail Parking

4.7 ★★★★★ (106 reviews)


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Location: Unnamed Rd. Mt Shasta CA

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11. Panther Meadows Trailhead (Upper)

4.9 ★★★★★ (122 reviews)

Location: Everitt Memorial Hwy McCloud CA

10. Lake Siskiyou Beach

4.7 ★★★★★ (504 reviews)

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9. Bunny Flat Trailhead

4.8 ★★★★★ (781 reviews)

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Location: Everitt Memorial Hwy McCloud CA

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8. Spring Hill Trail

4.6 ★★★★★ (97 reviews)

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Location: 41 3288  122 322 Mt Shasta CA

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7. Sisson Meadow

4.7 ★★★★★ (131 reviews)


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Location: 313 E Castle Street Mt Shasta CA

Tel:  530 926 2259

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6. Mossbrae Falls

4.6 ★★★★★ (153 reviews)

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5. Lake Siskiyou

4.7 ★★★★★ (248 reviews)

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4. Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum

4.7 ★★★★★ (262 reviews)


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Location: 1 N Old Streetage Road Mt Shasta CA

Tel:  530 926 5508

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3. Shastice Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (378 reviews)


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Location: 800 Rockfellow Dr Mt Shasta CA

Tel:  530 926 2494

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2. Mt. Shasta Ski Park

4.5 ★★★★★ (779 reviews)


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Location: 4500 Ski Park Hwy McCloud CA

Tel:  530 926 8610

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1. Mount Shasta City Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (1,284 reviews)

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Location: 1315 Nixon Road Mt Shasta CA

Tel:  530 926 2494

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Mount Shasta, California! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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