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Sisson-Callahan

This nine mile trail winds through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Northern California, climbing from the canyon of the North Fork of the Sacramento River up into the mountains of the Trinity Divide near Mt. Eddy.

photo: Sisson Callahan trail. Photo by Steve Lewis.

Length: 9.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Camping
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: In Shasta-Trinity National Forest, W of I-5, connects to Pacific Crest NST.
State(s): California
Counties: Siskiyou
Longitude: -122.53782
Latitude: 41.34291

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Description

The Trinity Divide encompasses the high mountains beginning with China Peak in the north all the way to Shasta Bally in the south and generally divides the Valley of the Trinity River in the west from the Sacramento River Canyon in the east. It is an area of rugged peaks, emerald green meadows, rushing streams and gorgeous alpine lakes. The Sisson-Callahan National Recreation Trail visits the heart of this country. The entire length of the trail is visited with stunning views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Eddy, Castle Crags and the Trinity Alps.

The trail crosses Deadfall Summit above Deadfall lakes at the 8,020 foot elevation. Spring hikers will likely find snow at the summit well into early summer and yet be able to enjoy the heady fragrance of azaleas in bloom down along the North Fork of the Sacramento River. From Deadfall Summit it is an easy walk to the top of Mt. Eddy for an awe inspiring view of the surrounding country.

An amazing variety of conifer species occur throughout the area, and wildflowers carpet the meadows and hillsides. Water is plentiful and campsites are found at frequent intervals along the trail. Fishing is popular along the North Fork of the Sacramento River, which the trail follows closely, and at Deadfall Lakes near the western end of the trail.

Additional Details

Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1979

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Map: USFS Trail Map
Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Jerry Harmon
Construction/Maintenance Supervisor
Shasta -Trinity National Forest
Shasta Zone Engineering
204 W. Alma St.
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 926-9627

 

Photos

Brown bear showing up for a photo shoot!. Photo by Steve Lewis.

Brown bear showing up for a photo shoot!. Photo by Steve Lewis.

Sisson Callahan trail. Photo by Steve Lewis.

Sisson Callahan trail. Photo by Steve Lewis.

 

Sisson Callahan Trail to Mt. Eddy. Photo by Steve Lewis.

Sisson Callahan Trail to Mt. Eddy. Photo by Steve Lewis.

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