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Distance:
5.1 Miles / 8.2 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
2 hours, ~33 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Shasta-trinity National Forest
Town:
Mount Shasta, California
Directions:
41.372848, -122.340016
Added:
February 17, 2017
Updated:
February 11, 2020
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1,812 '

Total Change
1,549 '

Ascent
0 '

Descent

The trail up Black Butte is 5.2-ish miles (roundtrip) with an elevation gain of about 2000 feet. It’s rocky, but nicely graded. From the top, you’ll have incredible views: Mount Shasta to east, Castle Crags to the south and Mount Eddy to the west. You can also see a snowy Cascade up in Oregon, 70 miles to the north. Access to the trailhead is along a gravel road. It may be snowbound in the winter.

For more detailed directions, check out this link.

For more details about this trip, check out the Black Butte Norcalhiker post.

Explore 3 trails near Mount Shasta, CA
  1. Parking

    41.372848, -122.340016
  2. Main Trailhead

    41.372684, -122.340674
  3. View from the summit of Black Butte

    41.366547, -122.348122
    View from the summit of Black Butte
  4. Vista point just below the summit

    41.367808, -122.349381
    Vista point just below the summit
  5. Steep elevation grade heading up the mountain

    41.372864, -122.346022
    Steep elevation grade heading up the mountain
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

Summer

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5.1 miles / 8.2 km
Trail added
February 17, 2017
Hiked on
February 17, 2017
Updated on
February 11, 2020

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