Pacific Crest Trail: CA Section 37

I-5 to GUMBOOT TRAILHEAD: Trek past the lofty spires of Castle Crags to the weathered ridges and lakes near the Trinity Divide on this 21.5-mile stretch. Postcard views of Mount Shasta dominate the horizon.
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I-5 to GUMBOOT TRAILHEAD: Trek past the lofty spires of Castle Crags to the weathered ridges and lakes near the Trinity Divide on this 21.5-mile stretch. Postcard views of Mount Shasta dominate the horizon.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 34.6

Waypoints

PCT934

Location: 41.162467956543, -122.298484802246

PCT trailhead turnout after crossing under I-5 (follow sign)

PCT935

Location: 41.158317565918, -122.297584533691

Kettlebelly Trail junction

PCT936

Location: 41.162483215332, -122.312103271484

L @ Root Creek trail

PCT937

Location: 41.1603660583496, -122.312629699707

Straight @ Vista Point trail and Crags trail

PCT938

Location: 41.1582679748535, -122.320663452148

Straight @ Bob's Hat trail; spur down to State Park campsite

PCT939

Location: 41.1618156433106, -122.327766418457

Cross creek

PCT940

Location: 41.1626281738281, -122.330764770508

Cross Winton Canyon Creek

PCT941

Location: 41.162483215332, -122.333930969238

Cross Indian Creek

PCT942

Location: 41.1618003845215, -122.349151611328

Stay straight @ Flume Trail on Dump Creek

PCT943

Location: 41.1614685058594, -122.354248046875

Flume Trail

PCT944

Location: 41.1642837524414, -122.358383178711

East Fork Sulfur Creek

PCT945

Location: 41.1656150817871, -122.362884521484

West Fork Sulfur Creek

PCT946

Location: 41.1641654968262, -122.366218566895

Dog Trail; canines are not allowed in Castle Crags State Park, so PCT hikers with their animals must use this official "Dog Trail" to get on the PCT

PCT947

Location: 41.1745147705078, -122.369018554688

Popcorn Spring

PCT948

Location: 41.1823348999023, -122.373916625977

Burstarse Creek

PCT949

Location: 41.1980323791504, -122.422286987305

Beautiful camp spot with views of Castle Crags and Mt. Shasta

PCT950

Location: 41.1874656677246, -122.497550964355

Turn R @ Trinity Divide

PCT951

Location: 41.2087516784668, -122.519500732422

End @ Gumboot Trailhead.

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Castle Crags

Location: 41.1996574401856, -122.423866271973

©Jack Haskel

Spires of the Trinity Alps

Location: 41.1989440917969, -122.501113891602

©Jack Haskel

Shasta views

Location: 41.189281463623, -122.455558776855

©Jack Haskel