Virtual Guidebook to Mount Shasta and Klamath-Trinity Mountains
Shasta Valley
Siskiyou County California


Shasta Valley, between Mount Shasta and the Klamath River, is dotted with innumerable cinder cones, small lava flows, and huge chunks of rock from a massive landslide. There are also a number of lava tube caves, one quite large, and probably many yet undiscovered.

Most of the valley is ranchland or irrigated pasture, with recreational development at Lake Shastina. Views of the north side of Mount Shasta are spectacular, especially in winter and spring.



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On the southwest shore of Lake Shastina

(May 7, 2001)


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From Emerald Isle, a volcanic island (sometimes) in Lake Shastina

(May 7, 2001)


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Looking north over Lake Shastina from Milkhouse Butte

(May 7, 2001)


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Looking south towards Mount Shasta from Milkhouse Butte

(May 7, 2001)


Next Locality: Northwest side of Mount Shasta