Things to Do Near Mt. Shasta
Rafting on the Trinity River
Whitewater rafting with Bigfoot Rafting on the Trinity River will be one of the most exciting experiences you’ll remember for the rest of your life. We offer many types of trips on the Trinity River, so it’s easy to find the one you want that matches your preferences, whether you want it to be a half-day, full-day or multi-day adventure.
Our trips are only for those ages four and up, and each specific trip has an age requirement based on the difficulty of the rapids. Please note the details of each trip before making a reservation.
Skiing at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
From one adrenaline rush to another, skiing, tubing and eating delicious food are some of the many ways you can spend your time at this resort in McCloud. Keep an eye on their website to learn about weather conditions and opening/closing dates.
Visiting Pluto’s Tube
If you want the thrill of hiking 1,200 feet into a cave, visit Pluto’s Tube near Mount Shasta. This lava tube is free to explore, making it an intriguing and budget-friendly family activity. It’s safe to go in, but it’s still important to dress appropriately for safety purposes, including wearing comfortable, sturdy footwear that can allow you to walk over rocky terrain.
Visiting Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort
This resort is like a whole little community in itself. You can rent paddle boards or kayaks, go swimming, fish or just hangout on the shoreline. Another option is to hit the 7-mile loop for some biking or hiking. Food is available, and there are several types of accommodations from which to choose, including setting up a tent or renting a house.
Hiking the McCloud River Trail
Go hiking on the McCloud River Trail, and you’ll get to see three different waterfalls along the way: Lower Falls, Middle Falls and Upper Falls. The trail is only 4 miles round trip and ranges from easy to moderate, giving you a lot of beauty packed in a relatively short length. You can hike the trail year-round, but make sure to check the weather before heading out, and always let someone know where you’ll be.
Stopping by the Mount Shasta Sisson Museum
Visit the Mount Shasta Sisson Museum if you want to learn some history about the area. The museum is on Wintu and Shasta tribal ancestral lands. A range of exhibits are fascinating for both kids and adults. It’s usually open from April through much of December, but check their website before visiting to learn more about their schedule. Admission is free, but donations are welcome and appreciated.
Dining at Local Restaurants
You can’t visit the Mount Shasta area and not experience some delicious food from one of the many local restaurants. Whether you want a really good cup of coffee to get your morning started right, a decadent dessert to end your day or options, such as Italian or Thai cuisines in between, you have ample selections from which to choose.
Going Horseback Riding
There’s something relaxing about riding a beautiful horse on a trail while you connect with nature. VS Equine LLC is one such place where you can take peaceful trail rides via a guided horseback tour. Solo tours are available, as are excursions for multiple individuals. Outings run in increments of 1 hour, 1.5 hours, 2 hours and 2-plus hours. You can also book a tour based on specific destination points, including Lake Siskiyou.
Contact Bigfoot Rafting in California
If you’re planning a trip to California, make sure to schedule a rafting trip with Bigfoot Rafting. It’s a way to ensure you get your adventure in while enjoying the state’s incredible beauty and many family activities. You may even get to see some majestic wildlife along the way. Call our team for more information about what trips may be available at the time you’re visiting.