Dry Fork Creek Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Trails at Shasta Lake are open all year, but it is best to hike them in the spring and fall. Tips/ Suggestions: If you choose to hike these trails in the summer, be sure and take plenty of water. Summer heat is quite severe in this area and there is no drinking water available. Pets: Pets are allowed in the recreation areas unless posted. They must be on a leash when in a developed site.  Check yourself and pets for ticks.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Shasta Unit.
Operational Hours: Open year round. 
Area Amenities: Parking
Closest Towns: Redding, Lakehead, Shasta Lake City
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: USDA - Forest Service: Shasta Lake Ranger Station, 14225 Holiday Road, Redding, Ca 96003, 530-275-
Information Center: Shasta Lake Ranger Station
14225 Holiday Road
Redding, Ca  96003
(530) 275-1587
Call for hours of operation

General Information

Directions: From I-5, take exit 685 Shasta Dam Boulevard. At stoplight at end of off ramp turn right and continue along Shasta Dam Boulevard for about four and a half miles to a four way stop intersection. Turn right and continue about 1.5 miles to Shasta Dam. *You will need to apply for an access pass to cross the dam due to Homeland Security regulations. This process takes approx. one week. The trail is on the right after you cross the dam.



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Day Hiking

Length of trail is 4.7 miles.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate


Parking Small parking area