Lake Shastina

Weed, California is located in Siskiyou County, known for its panoramic views, national forests, and volcanic formations of geological intrests. Weed is the focal point of a variety of fun-filled activities. For the water enthusiast, spend a day at nearby Lake Shastina, home to water skiing, wind surfing, boating and other water sports. On the way back from the lake you don’t want to miss a relaxing visit to the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden just a short distance away. For the golf enthusiast, you will enjoy the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Professional golf course and the 9-hole executive course, also in Lake Shastina.

Majestic Mt. Shasta is located approximately nine miles south of Weed. In Mount Shasta City you can join the locals for summer fun at the Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park for concerts, rock climbing, lots of sports, brew fests, good food and fun people. In the winter, Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park invites you to spend a day downhill or cross-country skiing, snowboarding and of course sledding. Sis-Q-Inn has great deals on ski & stay packages. After an exhausting day of fun in Mt. Shasta, return to Weed to relax in a winter wonderland of country living from the Sis-Q-Inn’s hot jacuzzi. Afterwards you might even enjoy a stroll through historic downtown Weed. Treat yourself to an espresso, hot cider, or maybe some steamed chai tea. Relax and enjoy your summer/winter vacation in the country. The Sis-Q-Inn’s convenient location in Weed, California makes it possible for visitors to experience the beauty of Siskiyou County in comfort.

Shasta Valley Wildlife Area Over 4,655 acres of Great Basin juniper woodland, riparian forest, seasonal wetlands and crop lands, with Mt. Shasta as a backdrop. Three lakes within this area provide trout fishing. Mule deer, porcupines and coyotes are among the many animals found here.

Flights daily over the Shasta Valley north of Mount Shasta, one of the most magnificent volcanic peaks in the world.Flights daily over the Shasta Valley north of Mount Shasta, one of the most magnificent volcanic peaks in the world.

Black Butte is located at the base of Mount Shasta in northern California about halfway between the towns of Weed and Mount Shasta City. This 6,325 foot plug dome is often confused for Mount Shasta by travelers along Interstate 5 when Shasta is covered in clouds. Black Butte formed at about the same time as Shastina, the “other” peak of Mount Shasta, about 9500 years ago and is a “cluster of dacite plug domes.” The cooled lava rolled down the slopes forming the steep, rocky sides of Black Butte. Prior to the formation of Black Butte as we know it today, several domes of both Shastina and Black Butte exploded producing pyroclastic flows composed of ash, rocks, and gases. Weed and Mount Shasta City are built on these “block and ash” flows.

Black Butte

Climbing Black Butte is a favorite pasttime for many local residents and visitors. The 2 1/2 mile trail climbs nearly 2,000 feet from the trailhead to the summit. The road to the trailhead begins a short ways up Everitt Memorial Hwy. in Mount Shasta City, located to the south of Shasta Valley on I-5. Climbing/Hiking on Mt. Shasta the second most southerly mountain in the Cascade Range and acts like a divide between northeastern and northwestern California. Located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and situated within this magnificent area is a paradise of trees, streams, and high mountain lakes. Most of the mountain lakes can be reached by car or four-wheel drive and others are accessible for the hikers only.

There are 17 established routes to the summit of this 14,162 foot volcano, The Hotlum/Bolam Ridge route is one of the most popularly climbed routes on the north side of Mt. Shasta. Access to the trailheads on the north side of the mountain are located off of Hwy 97 on the eastern side of Shasta Valley. Always carry Crampons and Ice Axe!

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