This is a Nature Conservancy protected trail that combines lush forests, a wide variety of pine and fir trees, a short side trip of .3 miles to a set of waterfalls on Fisher Creek, (water permitting....) wonderful scenery that follows the river, history and information provided by Nature Conservancy, along with several places to go swimming or just cool the heels along the trail that is 5.4 miles roundtrip.
After the hike we'll stop at the Goat restaurant in Mt. Shasta for a brew and burger, and leave time if anyone wants to visit McCloud, the century lumber town full of old world charm. The town itself is mostly contained in one long block full of interesting history and buildings.
We will meet at Shopco to form carpools. It was suggested at the last hike $10.00 is a fair amount to give the person driving. If you are meeting at the trailhead, directions are as follows.
Hiway 89 to McCloud. South 9 miles on Squaw Creek Road to the reservoir, staying above the lakes west shore. Turn right at the 11.4 mile mark onto road 38N53, (dirt road, 2 wheel). Left at the fork at 12 miles, straight at 13.8 mile mark. After passing Ah Di Na campground at the 17.4 mile mark, continue on until you are 18.5 miles and will come upon the parking.