Virtual Guidebook to Mount Shasta and Klamath-Trinity Mountains
Clear Creek and Mud Creek on Mount Shasta
Shasta-Trinity National Forest California


Mount Shasta, like other volcanoes, is extremely porous, and as a result has few meadows or streams and no real lakes. One exception is on the southeast slopes, where springs create a patch of green at the head of Clear Creek. It runs into the deep gorge of Mud Creek, below a pair of dramatic waterfalls.

One of Shasta's very few trails follows the edge of this canyon to the spring-fed meadows above timberline. A climbers route continues to the summit.



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Shasta red fir forest on the Clear Creek trail on the southeast side of Mount Shasta

(June 27, 2009)


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A distant view of the waterfalls on Clear Ceek, with Mount Shasta behind

(June 27, 2009)


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Whitebark pine at timberline near Clear Creek on Mount Shasta

(June 27, 2009)


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Snow lingers late on the Clear Creek trail on Mount Shasta

(June 27, 2009)


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