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Shasta Bally Peak

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Location Redding, CA
Rating Easy,
Length 12.7mi
Time 4hrs

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Steep, sandy road climbs mountain above Whiskeytown Lake.

A steep, sandy road climbs nearly 4,000 feet to the top of Shasta Bally Peak. Great views of Whiskeytown Lake below and, on a clear day, you can see Mount Shasta 60 miles to the northeast. Sheep Camp, along the route, has picnic tables, grills and a vault toilet. Street-legal vehicles only. A small fee is charged to use the park. Pay at the visitor center at start of trail. While at the visitor center learn about the history of the area and the many activities available, including swimming, canoeing, sailing, hiking, horseback riding and gold panning.


Trail Ratings Defined

Wide washboard road, rutted and very steep in places. Use low-range gearing coming down rather than your brakes. Road closed in winter or if too wet and muddy.






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(530) 246-1225.Trinity N.F., Whiskeytown N.R.A.Visitor Center

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Forest closure order, see details.

Submitted by Lawrence
Trail closed due to wildfire in July 2018. Call or check Whiskeytown NRA website for current information. National Park Pass gets you free access.


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