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Lake Siskiyou Trail, CA

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Loop 7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,272 feet
Elevation Gain 71 feet
Accumulated Gain 213 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 8.07
Interest Seasonal Creek
Backpack No
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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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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Mar → Any
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  5:50am - 6:19pm
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Lovely Lake Loop
by lojones5

This is an easily accessible hike with scenic views of Mt. Shasta and Lake Siskiyou. The trail hugs close to the edge of the lake most of the way. There are a few alternate routes to stay as close to the lake as possible, but you'll occasionally wander slightly away from the shore. There are a few bridges that were installed in order to allow for hiking the entire loop around the lake, one of which is a seasonal foot bridge that is removed in October before the winter season. The bridge is located at the delta on the Northwest side of the lake. Keep in mind that this area is only open May through October, so if it is closed plan ahead which direction and side of the lake you want to hike. The southern side has the best views of Mt. Shasta.

Watch for poison oak.

The hike itself is nice and smooth, and varies from single track trails to nice wide trails throughout many different types of trees and plant life. The hike can begin at any point along the route, and there are several parking lots around the Lake to begin. There are many areas where a use trail splits off to access the water.

Water Sources
Access to Lake Siskiyou through entire hike.

Looks like there are cabins and "resorts" on some areas of the Lake, especially the north and East side. I saw a primitive campsite or two, but I don't think this is allowed. There is an official campground on the southern side of the lake which is the only place fires are allowed.

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2017-10-30 lojones5
    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 Review
    Lake Siskiyou Trail
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    We drove up towards Mt. Shasta to hike around Lake Siskiyou. It was definitely a great hike and I'm always excited to see the fall colors since I didn't get to experience them much where I lived in AZ. There were plenty of trees of various colors around Siskiyou, and Mt. Shasta provided an awesome backdrop to the lake. The seasonal bridge completing the loop was removed earlier this month, so we only hiked halfway then turned back.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Take I-5 N toward Mt. Shasta. Take exit 736. Merge onto CA-89 S 0.1 mi

    Turn right onto Big Canyon Dr
    0.3 mi

    Turn right onto Azalea Dr
    0.4 mi

    Turn right onto S Old Stage Rd
    1.1 mi

    Turn left onto Siskiyou Lake Blvd
    0.9 mi

    Turn left onto W A Barr Rd and find a parking lot to begin the hike.
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