Shasta-Trinity National Forest

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Shasta-Trinity N.F.
Shasta-Trinity N.F.
Location 3644 Avtech Parkway, Redding, CA 96002
Shasta-Trinity N.F.

Shasta–Trinity National Forest is the largest National Forest in California and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The 2,210,485 acre forest encompasses five wilderness areas, hundreds of mountain lakes and 6,278 miles of streams and rivers. Major features include Shasta Lake, the largest man-made lake in California and Mount Shasta, elevation 14,179 feet.

The Shasta–Trinity National Forest offers a wide range of recreational activities. Some of these include hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, camping, boating, fishing, hunting, sightseeing, downhill skiing and riding, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. In descending order of land area, the forest is located in parts of Trinity, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Modoc and Humboldt counties.

Wilderness Areas

The forest includes portions of five congressionally designated Wilderness Areas:

  • Castle Crags Wilderness
  • Chanchelulla Wilderness
  • Mount Shasta Wilderness
  • Trinity Alps Wilderness (partly in Klamath NF, Six Rivers NF, or Bureau of Land Management land)[3]
  • Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness (partly in Mendocino NF, Six Rivers NF, or BLM land)