Northern California boasts a nearly endless list of spectacular hiking trails, and you’ll find some of the best near our train-themed resort in Dunsmuir, CA!
If you’re looking for a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors and stay active during your stay with us, we highly recommend a hike down the Lake Siskiyou Trail. Nestled at the foot of the Trinity Divide, this local trail wraps around a beautiful lake and exposes its travelers to a wide variety of spectacular views.
Read on to learn more about the Lake Siskiyou Trail or request your FREE copy of our Dunsmuir Vacation Guide right now to find even more nearby hiking trails and outdoor activities that you’ll love.
Overview of the Lake Siskiyou Trail
Lake Siskiyou is among the prettiest reservoirs in Northern California and one of the premier features of the Mount Shasta community. While the trail is very popular and tends to be heavily trafficked, the seven mile journey will still make you feel as if you’ve been transported into a natural wonderland of beauty.
Along the way, you’ll encounter several noteworthy sights that you’ll want your cameras for such as views of Mount Shasta peering over the lake, Mount Eddy, Battle Rock, and Castle Crags.
The Lake Siskiyou Trail encompasses the entirety of the lake, so there is no beginning or end. It is a continuous loop that covers both the north and southeast shores while highlighting the natural beauty of the Northern California wilderness.
There are six trailheads located at the Lake Siskiyou Resort, but the most popular place to start is the Box Canyon Dam Trailhead. Most visitors pick this route so they can get the populated areas out of the way first before enjoying a more quiet and peaceful hike for the remainder of their journey around the lake.
If you’re visiting during the summer months, you’ll also want to take advantage of the lake’s recreational activities such as swimming, boating, and Lake Siskiyou fishing! This is a great way to cool off on a hot day, rest your feet, and make memories with your loved ones that you’ll always cherish.
More Local Hiking Trails That You Need to See
Sacramento River Trail
The Sacramento River National Recreation Trail is a multipurpose route along the Sacramento River and the perfect spot to enjoy an easy and scenic hike without wandering too far from civilization and other local attractions. As you make your way along the trail, you’ll come across several fascinating attractions and historic bridges.
Hedge Creek Falls
The trail to Hedge Creek Falls remains relatively unknown to most visitors, but those who choose to make the trek have nothing but wonderful things to say about it! It’s filled with beautiful waterfalls, an observation deck that overlooks the Sacramento River, and a swimming hole that is perfect for the summertime.
Castle Lake Trail
The Castle Lake Trail is a two-mile expedition and one of our area’s most traversed trails! It’s relatively short length also make it ideal for beginners. As you climb up into the mountains, you’ll be exposed to incredible views of Castle Lake, Heart Lake, and Castle Peak.
Your Next Adventure Awaits at Railroad Park Resort
With so many wonderful outdoor activities near Dunsmuir, CA, you’ll want a fun yet comfortable place to come back and indulge in some well-deserved rest. We invite you to stay with us at the Railroad Park Resort, a unique train-themed resort in Northern California.
You’ll also enjoy convenience to the Dining Car Restaurant, our on-site eatery built into a vintage railroad car! The restaurant provides both breakfast and dinner menus filled with delicious selections that will fuel you for a full day of Dunsmuir adventures.
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