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Chamise Peak Trail, CA

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,258 feet
Elevation Gain 352 feet
Accumulated Gain 479 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 4.9
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Author lojones5
author avatar Guides 22
Routes 153
Photos 470
Trips 94 map ( 470 miles )
Age 26 Male Gender
Location Redding, CA
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North California - Redding BLM
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Preferred   Apr, Mar, Nov, Oct → Any
Sun  5:51am - 6:17pm
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Spiraling to the Top
by lojones5

This trail branches off from the middle of the Flanagan trail which is accessed from the trailhead at Flanagan road. The Chamise Peak trail offers great views of the Sacramento River below, as well as the many mountains and trees surrounding the area. The trail lends itself well to bikers as well, and follows a steady slope to the peak.

You will be exposed to the sun throughout much of the hike, so wear sunscreen and drink water. The trail is probably more enjoyable in the Fall during cooler temperatures.

The trail is well marked and easy to follow. Start at the Flanagan trailhead and hike Flanagan Trail until reaching the link to the Chamise Peak Trail. There is plenty of signage as well as a bench where the trails meet. The last half mile or so spirals around before reaching the top and provides views from every side of the peak during the hike up. From the peak look for Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, Mount Shasta, the City of Shasta Lake, Keswick Reservoir, Trinity Alps, and even Mt Lassen.

Water Sources
No water sources on this trail

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

Most recent Triplog Reviews
Chamise Peak Trail
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Nice partly cloudy weather for a hike up Chamise Peak Trail, I always love how the trail spirals all the way around the hill as it approaches the peak instead of doing switchbacks. At the top I met a group of people from Bethel, who are always very nice in my experience but can be a bit strange. Bethel is a megachurch in Redding, CA that attracts young people from around the world through their music, social media, and hefty promises of enlightenment and the ability to perform miracles. I was told by this stranger that he felt a connection to me, and he asked whether I had pain in my left knee. I did not have any knee pain, but that didn't faze him. He continued to speak of the miracles of God, and asked if there was anything I'd want him to pray for. I asked for rain, and he seemed confused why I would ask for something so simple and he asked why. I said bigger waterfalls. Rain was already in the forecast, but I'm sure he will credit himself a miracle during this week's showers.
Chamise Peak Trail
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Managed to find a break in the rain to make it up Chamise Peak. Very convenient trail close to home, with nice views. There were small streams on the way from all the rain, and the Sacramento River had plenty of water (although dirtier probably because of the rain bringing in dirt). There is now a picnic table at the top of Chamise Peak! We had lunch then headed down just in time before the rain picked up again.
Chamise Peak Trail
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It was a beautiful day out today, so I just had to get outside after spending some time cleaning my place. Chamise Peak is just a short drive away and offers some great views of Shasta Dam and Mt. Shashta. I got the outdoor time I was looking for, and only saw a few other people on my hike including two bikers.

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Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
Head North on Lake Blvd from Market St. Continue for about 5 miles before turning left onto Flanagan Rd. Follow this for a mile or so until the road is blocked off. The trailhead and small parking lot will be to the right. Hike Flanagan trail until reaching the link to Chamise Trail.
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