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.
- 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