Shasta Bally Peak

Reach the top of Shasta Baily Peak at nearly 4,000 feet.

Total Miles
12.7

Elevation

1877.55 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer

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Trail Overview

Difficulty

Easy: Wide washboard road, rutted and very steep in places. Use low-range gearing coming down rather than your brakes. Road closed in winter or if too wet and muddy.

History

In 1963 the Whiskeytown Dam was dedicated by John F. Kennedy along with a crowd of 10,000. It is part of the Central Valley Project, which was created to move water from abundant sources in the north to drier areas in the south. The Whiskeytown Project included blasting a 10-milelong, 17-ft.-diameter tunnel through solid granite, connecting the Trinity River to the Sacramento River system. The dam provides a dependable water supply and hydroelectric power

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

From Redding take Highway 299 west. At 7.7 miles turn left onto well-marked road. Parking lot for the visitor center is on the right.