Lake Siskiyou Trail - Hiking
Boasting panoramic views of Mt. Shasta, vast meadows, woodlands, and a cerulean lake, the Lake Siskiyou Trail is easily one of the most scenic trails in Northern California.
When the seasonal wooden bridges across the delta are in place, the loop is approximately 7.0 miles. Without bridges, the South Shore Segment is 9.0 miles out-and-back. The North Shore Segment is 4.4 miles out-and-back.
Destination Distance From Downtown
This trail is wide and well-traveled. The 324-foot elevation gain is so gradual that you barely notice it.
Time To Complete
There are multiple access to this trail so hikers can choose to hike smaller sections at a time or do the entire loop. Please note that during the rainy season, the temporary wooden bridges providing easy access across the delta are not in place. These are usually up from May to June.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
The best time to complete the full loop is late spring, summer, and early fall before the rainy season.