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Northern California is well known for its backcountry opportunities. Just check any map of the Northstate and virtually anywhere you look is going to be public lands or close to public land. The eight National Forests and numerous wilderness areas in the Shasta Cascade Region all offer opportunities to “get away from it all” and find solace and relaxation.

The Shasta Cascade Region offers an abundance of prime backpacking and hiking areas. Although winter snowfall at higher elevations often affects some of the backpacking trails, there are numerous other hiking opportunities in and around areas like Shasta Lake or Whiskeytown Lake. Be sure to call local ranger stations or other public lands management agencies for up-to-date information. Besides going out on your own, there are several reputable guide services in the Shasta Cascade Region. These can provide a once-in-a-lifetime family experience using either horses or llamas for carrying those camping essentials, or take the avid fisherman or hunter to a remote locale they would never find on their own.

For specific information about public lands, review the public lands pages on this site and contact those agencies which manage the area you are considering for your backcountry experience. We ask that you tread lightly through our area and leave no trace. We are sure that when you come back, you will want to show your family’s next generation the great experiences you enjoyed.

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Choose from 6 great lakes
Northern California, CA 0
530-926-5387
Choose from 6 great Northern California lakes: Sightseeing, Lake Tours, Wakeboarding, Tubing, Skiing and Fishing with up to 10 friends. By the Hour, Half day or Full day. Captain included. Reservations recommended!
Mt. Shasta/McCloud
5281
930 Merchant St suite 1A
Redding, CA 96002
530-223-2411
Specializing in social kayaking outings on local lakes and rivers. Featuring kayak rentals and sales.
Redding/Shasta Lake
3428
P.O. Box 1388
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
530-926-3250
Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoe tours, day hiking trips, sacred site tours, scenic vehicle tours and step-on bus guide. Author of Mt.Shasta Guide To Fun.
Mt. Shasta/McCloud
946
9020 Stillwater Rd.
Redding, CA 96002
530-221-6151
Exceptional fishing getaways, expertise and integrity you can rely on. Offering year-round guided fishing trips, lodging available. Salmon, Trout. 
Redding/Shasta Lake
708
Located at Deer Mountain Snowmobile Park, Hwy 97
Weed, CA 96094
530-926-5387
Snowmobile rentals and tours on and around Mt. Shasta. Enjoy 280 miles of trails & 1000's of acres of terrain, instruction and helmets included, Reservations recommended!  
Mt. Shasta/McCloud
5374
1 Indian Well HQ
Tulelake, CA 0
The Big Nasty Trail is a fantastic loop trail that is named after a brush-covered formation of rough lava rock. Sweeping views of Lava Beds and the Modoc National Forest can be seen from here, and the trail is a fantastic spot to view the sunset. From the Mammoth Crater/Hidden Valley pullout, the trail starts just before the upper overlook and follows the crater rim before heading west toward Ponderosa pine forests.
Alturas/Modoc Country
2806
AL 0
530-257-3252
The historic trestle at bridge #9 on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail is one of the most notable along the rail trail. The historic trestle at bridge #9 on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail is one of the most notable along the rail trail. 
Susanville/Lassen Country
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P.O. Box 1543
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
530-926-3117
Shasta’s premier local guide service since 1982, specializing in professional, high quality, safe & enjoyable climbs. Alpine & rock climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering & glacier courses for all abilities.  
Mt. Shasta/McCloud
5331
Meadow View Drive
CA, CA 96130
(530) 251-8288
27 miles of trails in Susanville's backyard! 1,100 acre property owned and managed by Lassen County Public Works and BLM as a shared-use recreation area. Hiking, running, cycling, horseback riding, picnicking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. 
Susanville/Lassen Country
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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
1699 HWY 273, Anderson, CA 96007 | (P) 530-365-7500 | (F) 530-365-1258
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