PCT Section P – Porcupine Lake

Not far west of Interstate 5 lies the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The paved 20-mile road from Mt Shasta City to the Gumboot trailhead makes for an easy access point to this 2,660 mile trail.

The PCT is a hiker and equestrian shared trail. Bikes and motorized vehicles are prohibited.

Hiking north, you will be treated to views of Mt Shasta

The Porcupine Lake trail is about 7 miles from the Gumboot trailhead.

There are several campsites around the lake. It can be a busy place in the summer.

On this fall day, there was a group of 3 campers, 2 hikers who were leaving as we arrived, and 2 others arriving as we left. Otherwise, on the trail we saw only one other hiker.

Jan’s Tips:

  • Reference my Trails Links Page
  • If you enjoy geocaching and scrambling off trail, be sure to come to the lake prepared
  • For more information on the Pacific Crest Trail, reference my PCT Love page
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4 thoughts on “PCT Section P – Porcupine Lake

  1. I have such fond memories hiking through this area, although it was in 2011 (the high snow year) and challenging due to snow crossings. Your trip looks so different from my experience. I just love that you can visit an area again and again, but it is new each time. Love it.

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