GRIZZLY PEAK to CASTLE CRAGS: Drop into shady canyons packed with cedars, firs, and flowing creeks before grinding up Girard Ridge for long-range vistas of snowy Shasta and the wrinkled Castle Crags on this 37.2-mile section.
From McCloud, CA, go W on CA 89. In 13.3 mi., turn R onto Stouts Meadow Rd. (becomes Grizzly Peak Rd. and follow for 14 mi. to Grizzly Peak turnabout for parking. Walk .5 mi. S where PCT crosses unnamed forest road.