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Best things to do in Siskiyou County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“90 minute drive to the park entrance. Easy hike to the bottom of the falls. Uphill on the way back or take a longer gradual climbing loop trail along the river back to the top. ”
25 locals recommend
Lake
“Castle Lake is a glacial lake located in the Trinity Mountains, in Siskiyou County of northern California. It is west of Mount Shasta City and Mount Shasta peak. The outlet of the lake drains into Castle Lake Creek, and then into Lake Siskiyou reservoir, part of the headwaters of the Sacramento River. Nearly all of the lake's 47 acres are within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Trails lead from Castle Lake into the adjacent Castle Crags Wilderness area, and on to Castle Crags State Park, including trails to Little Castle Lake and Heart Lake Fishing, camping, and hiking are also available at or near the lake.”
21 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“This may be the best culinary surprise of your visit! Cafe Maddalena is a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant, with an ever-changing menu that always provides delectable choices for dinner, after a long day of skiing, fishing, shopping, or just watching the river run by. The fare here rivals restaurants from San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland and beyond - don't miss it! The restaurant is only open for dinner (Thurs - Sun 5pm - 10pm). Pricing is moderate, but a great value for the quality of the food served - you won't be disappointed. Walk-ins are welcome but there are a limited number of tables so calling ahead for reservations is a good idea. www.cafemaddalena.com”
22 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Located in the heart of town, just minutes from restaurants, shops and the mountain, the Inn at Mount Shasta is the perfect base camp for exploring, relaxing, skiing and shredding.”
22 locals recommend
National Park
“Lower falls are about 15 miles away. Easy walking path leading up to upper falls. Swimming, fishing.”
17 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Berryvale is a Mount Shasta institution. Hang out here long enough and you will be bound to have some fascinating encounters! The go-to place for health foods, you can stock up on supplies. It has a wonderful deli bar, smoothies, salads, wonderful rice and beans, teas and coffees. You can enjoy your food or drink in the attached eating area, watching community life. As”
28 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Local beer scene. Nice patio. Lots of flies, so be mindful of your meal if you choose to eat there. ”
20 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lake Siskiyou has a great hiking trail around the lake. You can enjoy fishing for bass and rainbow trout, or water sports on the lake like kayaking, paddle boarding and boating (10 mph speed limit)”
16 locals recommend
Bakery
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“It’s a little ways away (45 minutes) but worth it. Fun hiking and waterfalls near by. Amazing, amazing burgers. Their sticky bun is killer. ”
15 locals recommend
Park
“The Sacramento River is one of the most impressive natural resources in all of California, and if you are visiting the town of Mount Shasta, you can take this quick stop to visit its humble beginnings. Mount Shasta City Park, on the outskirts of town, features the start of the river and has become an almost spiritual spot for people to visit and drink from. I saw a half dozen people come fill up water bottles while I was there. It is a peaceful place for a quick visit and here is all the information.”
15 locals recommend
Route
“With 28 miles of hiking trails, everyone can enjoy a mild stroll or an invigorating adventure. ”
10 locals recommend
Park
“Just an hour drive to this beautiful park. It’s a bit cooler therefor a nice treat on a hot local day. ”
11 locals recommend
Park
“Located in the Dunsmuir City Park in far northern California, the Gardens encompass ten acres of wooded area with a meadow containing the various gardens. Playground area and picnic sites border the beautiful Upper Sacramento River”
9 locals recommend
Trail
“Hedge Creek Falls is a waterfall on hedge creek, in the Shasta Cascade area in Dunsmuir, California. There is a small cave located behind the waterfall, allowing visitors to walk behind the cascading water. ”
9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Super-friendly staff! Excellent corned beef hash (with a hint of cinnamon) and good local coffee. If you are into board games, this is your happy place! You can use some of the games for free and pay a small fee for the other more eclectic games. Take a selfie with the giant Yeti! Eat outside and you'll probably see the train go by! Breakfast is great! Ask for the hash browns crispy! Local beer, kombucha and lunch items as well!”
13 locals recommend
Bakery
“Good coffee, delicious cookies and cake, excellent salads and other breakfast and lunch treats. Two outdoor patios, interesting indoor area with WIFI. Can be busy! Relax and enjoy...you are on vacation!”
12 locals recommend