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Spring Hill Trail - Mount Shasta - 1 member in 9 triplogs has rated this an average 4 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 16 2021
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64 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Lake Shastina, C
Spring Hill Trail - Mount ShastaNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar May 16 2021
mdfabbriniTriplogs 650
Hiking5.46 Miles 1,277 AEG
Hiking5.46 Miles   1 Hour   38 Mns   3.45 mph
1,277 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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2x straight and down with my buddy Vince. We talked and laughed along the way, and we managed to solve a couple of the world’s problems. We, however, are still perplexed by our wives.
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May 08 2021
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64 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Lake Shastina, C
Spring Hill Trail - Mount ShastaNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar May 08 2021
mdfabbriniTriplogs 650
Hiking2.72 Miles 680 AEG
Hiking2.72 Miles      56 Mns   3.08 mph
680 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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After work hike straight up, back down via Rocky Point Loop. Asked my buddy Vince who works at the local hospital to join me, but he said something about having to work and save lives. His loss!
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[ checklist ] Mount Shasta
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May 01 2021
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64 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Lake Shastina, C
Spring Hill Trail - Mount ShastaNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
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mdfabbriniTriplogs 650
Hiking2.79 Miles 701 AEG
Hiking2.79 Miles      53 Mns   3.16 mph
701 ft AEG
 
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Straight up in 26 minutes, back down via Rocky Point Loop.
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Apr 20 2021
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64 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Lake Shastina, C
Spring Hill Trail - Mount ShastaNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Apr 20 2021
mdfabbriniTriplogs 650
Hiking2.81 Miles 794 AEG
Hiking2.81 Miles   1 Hour      3.07 mph
794 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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After work mid-afternoon workout hike straight up to the top, down via the Rocky Point Loop. Best time up ever at 25 minutes.
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Apr 17 2021
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64 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Lake Shastina, C
Spring Hill Trail - Mount ShastaNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
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mdfabbriniTriplogs 650
Hiking3.18 Miles 734 AEG
Hiking3.18 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   2.69 mph
734 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Beautiful day for a hike. Straight up to the top, down via the Rocky Point Loop.
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Feb 27 2020
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64 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Lake Shastina, C
Spring Hill Trail - Mount ShastaNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
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mdfabbriniTriplogs 650
Hiking2.83 Miles 670 AEG
Hiking2.83 Miles   1 Hour   12 Mns   2.98 mph
670 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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Apr 19 2019
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64 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Lake Shastina, C
Spring Hill Trail - Mount ShastaNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2019
mdfabbriniTriplogs 650
Hiking2.59 Miles 634 AEG
Hiking2.59 Miles      58 Mns   2.68 mph
634 ft AEG
 
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Spring Hill is at the northern edge of Mount Shasta City. From what I can tell, Spring Hill is a somewhat rare andesite dome. Most of the trail follows an old Jeep trail to the top. As it switchbacks along the southern side of the hill, the trail affords views of Mount Shasta, Mount Eddy, Whalen, and Grey Rocks. On a clear day, Lassen Peak can be spotted as well.
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Mar 07 2018
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64 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Lake Shastina, C
Spring Hill Trail - Mount ShastaNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2018
mdfabbriniTriplogs 650
Hiking2.68 Miles 645 AEG
Hiking2.68 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   2.26 mph
645 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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Jan 14 2018
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64 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Lake Shastina, C
Spring Hill Trail - Mount ShastaNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
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mdfabbriniTriplogs 650
Hiking3.55 Miles 721 AEG
Hiking3.55 Miles   2 Hrs   6 Mns   1.99 mph
721 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
 
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Spring Hill is located at the north end of town. The hill is a parasitic volcanic structure of Mount Shasta, like many of the other hills that surround the base of Mount Shasta. The information board at the trailhead describes it as a volcanic cone, but I its structure looks more like an andesite dome, similar to Haystack on US Highway 97, 12 miles northeast of Weed. The hill is named “Spring Hill” because at its base are the headwaters spring for Big Creek, a major tributary of the Sacramento River; in fact, the City of Mount Shasta promotes the spring as the headwaters of the Sacramento. Most of the hill is owned by the Crystal Geyer Water Company, with the Forest Service owning the northeast corner.

It’s about 1.5 miles one way. The trail mostly utilizes an old Jeep trail, and makes its way up the south and east sides of the dome, switchbacking several times. Benches are placed at several vistas along the trail. One is treated to grand views of Mount Shasta in a number of places along the trail, as well as Black Butte to the north at one point. Once you reach the official end of the trail on the southwest side of the hill, you can see Mount Eddy, Castle Crags, and Lassen Peak. A couple of picnic tables are available at the top. About two thirds of the way up, there is a .4 mile Rocky Point Loop Trail, that also affords one an awesome view of Mount Shasta.

The official trail does not end at the top. There is a side trail near the top that leads to a capped wellhead - beyond that through the manzanita about 50 feet is a flat, rocky spot that I believe is very near the actual high point - which is inaccessible due to extremely thick manzanita. I therefore counted this peak as bagged.
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average hiking speed 2.52 mph

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