Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Your Adventure Starts Here!
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest offers a wide range of recreational activities, including hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, camping, boating, fishing, sightseeing, downhill skiing, and snowmobiling.
Mount Shasta Avalanche Center
The Mt Shasta Avalanche Center functions as a partnership between the US Forest Service and a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization known as Friends of the Mt Shasta Avalanche Center. These entities have partnered through a formal agreement to provide a quality product for the public and affected agencies, typically providing reports between December and April.
Please utilize this resource ( https://www.shastaavalanche.org/#/all) to inform yourself of conditions and to support you in making the most informed decision as you plan your outdoor activities.
Know before you go! Please take the time to know the Project Activity Level or Sale Activity Level. Go here for the most current status.
Popular Recreation Activities
Visit our recreation page to learn more about recreation opportunities across our forest!
Condition Report for Campgrounds, Trails, and Closure Information
Shasta Lake - Recreation Report
Trinity River Management Unit - Recreation Report
Hayfork and Yolla Bolla - Recreation Report
Wildfire Crisis Strategy Landscapes
In January 2022, the Forest Service launched a robust, 10-year strategy to address the wildfire crisis in the places where it poses the most immediate threats to communities. The strategy, called “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests,” (leer en español) combines a historic investment of congressional funding with years of scientific research and planning into a national effort that will dramatically increase the scale and pace of forest health treatments over the next decade. Through the strategy, the agency will work with states, Tribes and other partners to addresses wildfire risks to critical infrastructure, protect communities, and make forests more resilient.
Prescribed burns planned
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest plans to initiate prescribed fire operations this fall and over the winter, as weather patterns shift to cooler temperatures and wetter conditions.
Status of Recreation Areas/Trails Impacted by natural events
Wildfires and other natural events, over the last two summers, have impacted recreation sites and trails, and some may be closed for safety and/or restoration work.
Anatomy of a Timber Sale — Part 1
Join us for this two-part series on understanding how timber sales can restore forest health. Part 1 explores location, trust building, and the birth of a timber sale.
Anatomy of a Timber Sale — Part 2
In this two-part series we offer an understanding how timber sales can restore forest health. Part 2 covers timing, the how of logging, and the ultimate benefits across communities.
Join us as a Resource Assistant!
An opening for a Resource Assitant (RA) position in Weaverville for Wilderness and Trails is still open! Completion of this program gives the participant direct hire authority!!!
2023 California OHV Grant
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is submitting applications to request grant funds from the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR).