Mt. Shasta community envisions expansive trail network for all user groups

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Forty-five miles of new trail is in the works for the Shasta Trinity National Forest. A collaboration between MSMBA (Mt. Shasta Mountain Bike Association), the US Forest Service, and Mount Shasta Trails Association, the proposed Gateway Phase II trail expansion project will open up additional non-motorized recreational opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, trail running, and horseback riding around the City of Mt. Shasta. Trails will connect to the existing Gateway trail system.

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Gateway trails will also link to Mt. Shasta Bike Park which boasts two chairlifts and over 25 miles of trail already developed. Scenic chairlift rides, hiking, disc golf and weddings are also available.

The park is currently developing a “Beyond the Boundaries E-bike Experience” program which will introduce riders to a new trail network on Gray Butte. From the bike park base at 5,500′, e-bike enthusiasts will be able to access the top of Gray Butte at 8,129′ via a service road ascent.

For the ultimate adventure, riders may reserve a cabin on Gray Butte that accommodates up to eight people. Mt. Shasta Bike Park is scheduled to be open on weekends from June through September.

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