Postal Address: P.O. Box 36, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
Web Page: mountshastatrailassociation.org
From its inception in the late 80's, the volunteers who are the Mount Shasta Trail Association (MSTA) have been focused on improving the quality of life in our region by facilitating outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship. In conjunction with the National Forest Service (NFS), the MSTA's first project was to research the feasibility of an "Around-the-Mountain" trail of about 40 miles at approximately tree line. Although the concept was widely supported, the environmental obstacles (unstable slopes, no water, private property, etc) proved to be insurmountable. The momentum of this group was quickly redirected toward other trail projects such as Squaw Valley Creek and Box Canyon. Working with the NFS, the MSTA also began maintenance work on other trails. While these projects progressed from year to year, plans were drafted plans for the ambitious "Lake Siskiyou Trail," which eventually became our largest project. Check the above Web page for Volunteer Opportunities.