The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is the largest National Forest in California that measures an area of over 2.2 million acres of land comprised of five wilderness areas, including Chanchelulla Wilderness, Mount Shasta Wilderness, Castle Crags Wilderness, Trinity Alps Wilderness, and Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness.
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is also comprised of over 6,000 miles of rivers and streams and hundreds of mountain lakes. To access the park, you can use several routes leading from popular urban centers like Mount Shasta, Hayfork, Dunsmuir, Callahan, McCloud, Weaverville, and Redding. You can use roads like the I-5 and US 97 or CA 299, CA 36, CA 3, and CA 89.
When you get to the national forest and wilderness areas, you will get to see several attractions including Mount Shasta, which is a 14,162-foot volcano, 154 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, 32 alpine lakes, and Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area among other attractions.
There are many entertaining activities that you can take part in at this national forest including camping, swimming, hunting, boating, fishing, water-skiing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain climbing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, and interpretive programs.
Amenities in the park to facilitate these activities include boat-in camps, dispersed camps, group camps, over 50 campgrounds, cabin, picnic sites, over 1,000 miles of trails, lookout towers, marinas, boat ramps, scenic drives, and winter sports areas.
Bringing your pooch to the park is free of charge, but you will need to ensure that you adhere to park rules if you want to stay in the park. Some of the park rules that you will need to adhere to include the following. First, you must ensure that your dog is either always on a leash or in a secured enclosure.
The dog's leash must have a maximum length of not more than six feet. Additionally, you must ensure that you clean your dog’s solid waste and that you dispose of the waste in the right manner. It is also critical to ensure that you not only respect park resources but that you are aware of the areas of the park that you are not allowed to visit when you are with your pooch.