Great Shasta Rail Trail

I have intended to ride the Great Shasta Rail Trail for the past couple of years, especially since I bought the Ogre. Finally, on a drive up to Yreka today I made a point of detouring off the Interstate to McCloud and hitting the trail for a few miles.

Fortunately, I had checked the trail website to discover the location of the trailhead, because it was completely unmarked. No sign, map, parking lot, restroom, bollards, or trashcan. That was true of every intersection I saw where the trail crossed a road. The only way I knew for sure I was in the right place was because after a couple of miles I came to a bridge marked with a sign.

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6 response to "Great Shasta Rail Trail"

  1. By: Lah Posted: October 27, 2018

    Violette couldn’t handle that bike trail, so thanks for the beautiful pictures of Mt. Shasta.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: October 28, 2018

    I guess I just missed you in Yreka by a few hours. We are on our way home to Seattle and spending this night here as we got a bit of a late start form Sacarmento.
    Your photos tell a great story of your ride and that trail, and similarly to what LAH said above, though my bike might actually make, I most likely would not make it on that trail. Not my kind of riding surface, but sure a lot of beauty to see from the saddle of a mourntain bike.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: October 28, 2018

      Hi Nancy. Quite the co-inky-dink! We were in Yreka Friday night and Saturday night and will be here again tonight. Visiting our son and family. Helping the grandkids enjoy Yreka’s annual Halloween parade and Halloween party at Big Springs Elementary School. Hope to bicycle on the paved path between Ashland and Medford today if the rain abates and I can slip away. Have a safe trip home.

      • By: NancyG Posted: October 29, 2018

        Thanks Bill. We want to explore our options in the area for times when we drive down again in the future and make some stops to enjoy riding in the area. Will keep the Ashland-Medford trail in mind.

  3. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: October 29, 2018

    Pity the Lemurians are so shy. You have to wonder what they are up to in there. You managed to take some decent pictures, Bill, even though it was a straight and “piney” track.

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