If you love hiking and biking in the mountains during the summer months, then cross-country skiing or snowshoeing could be just your thing in the winter. There’s nothing like the feeling of gliding past snow-covered trees and peaks on Nordic tracks or hiking into remoteness on snowshoes.
Siskiyou County has abundant public lands that offer snowshoers and cross-country skiers both a seemingly endless number of backcountry trails and also a 15-mile system of fast, groomed trails at the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center. Several trailheads on Mt. Shasta are accessible by car in the winter, and provide the perfect jumping-off spot for exploring this winter wonderland.
WHERE: The Mount Shasta Nordic trailhead is located approximately 10 miles off I-5 near Mount Shasta City. From I-5, take the McCloud exit. After 6.5 miles on Hwy 89, turn left (north) on Ski Park Hwy. After 3.5 miles look for the Cross Country Ski parking lot on the left (one mile before the Downhill Ski Park).
MORE INFO: Nordic Center Grooming Report and Info, 530-925-3495 | MtShastaNordic.org