Mt Eddy


Mt Eddy might be the highest peak in the Klamath Mountains, but barely anyone notices since it’s overshadowed by the gargantuan Mount Shasta, a staggering five thousand feet taller.

The lakes lie in a bowl almost entirely ringed by mountain peaks, which is where the first half of this hike takes us. The lakes are reason enough to put on your hiking boots even if you don’t plan on a Mount Eddy summit and are a great destination for backpackers.

Tips: • Early June through October is usually the best time to attempt this hike, subject to the severity depending on the severity of recent weather.
• Bug spray is highly recommended around the lakes in early summer.
• Be aware that this hike is in a remote location, and it is inadvisable to driving up to this location in winter conditions due to the risks of becoming stranded.

 

  • Highlights: Incredible views of Mt Shasta, beautiful mountain lakes
  • Near: Mt Shasta, CA
  • Distance: 8 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 2600 ft
  • Hike Time: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: 7/10
  • Trail Condition: Well maintained trail
  • GPX Download Link: >>CLICK HERE<<
  • Dog Friendly: Yes
  • Kid Friendly: Yes

 

Getting to the Trailhead:
From Mt Shasta: I-5 (north) to Stewart Springs Rd. (left) to Forest Rte 42N17 (straight) to trail head.

 

Google Map Link

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Trail Map

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Trail Profile

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