For an unforgettable outdoor experience, grab your mountain bike. The Shasta Cascade region is home to hundreds of trails, some of them legendary. The varying terrain offers incredible views of glacier-capped mountains, pristine lakes, dormant volcanoes, white-water rivers, lush forests and towering waterfalls. Mountain Biking is extremely popular in the region, with thousands of bikers visiting each year to participate in races like Whiskeyville’s Lemurian Shasta Challenge. First held in 1987, it’s one of the oldest cross-country mountain bike races in the US. Other notable races include the Mount Shasta Summit “Century” (100 mile), the Siskiyou Century in Yreka and the Castle Crags Century Ride.
If you’re not up for a grueling bike marathon, there are plenty of trails around Shasta Cascade Region. Whether you’re looking for an easy, moderate or challenging ride, they’re all guaranteed to be beautiful.
Redding Visitors Bureau, 530-225-4100 | VisitRedding.org
Whiskeytown Park Service, 530-242-3400 | www.nps.gov/whis
Mt Shasta Century Race, Castle Crags Century and Siskiyou Century, CycleSiskiyou.com
Mt. Shasta Visitors Bureau, 530-926-4865 | MtShastaChamber.com