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“Hike from Bunny Flats to Horse Camp”

Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hike from Bunny Flats to Horse Camp”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Drove from the town of Mount Shasta to Bunny Flats, with a beautiful scenic view from a roadside turnout before you reach the Flats. Once there, you'll find a trailhead to Horse Camp, 1.7 miles of easy hiking; However, the 1,000 foot ascent to Horse Camp, at 8,000 feet elevation, will test your fitness, particularly the upper half of the trail, which is much steeper than the lower half. Bring a sunhat on sunny days, because the lower half of the trail is largely through open meadows (lots of dormant flora in November, that I am guessing looks pretty nice in the spring!), with the fir trees mostly set a ways off the trail. The upper half is mostly narrow and immediately adjacent to the fir trees, shadier, and closer to nature. The Sierra Club lodge at Horse Camp is a small picturesque shelter. The faucet for drinking water was not functioning. I didn't hike further up the mountain. There a pit toilets at Bunny Flats and at Horse Camp, with toilet paper, but no soap, water, nor sanitizers.
Although the flowers were absent, the solitude this time of year is wonderful. I encountered no other hikers during the ascent, and only 8 hikers on the way back down. Mostly, just yourself, the chirping of birds, and the almost continuous rustling of the wind through the trees, gusting for many seconds at a time, gusts coming to your ears from different directions at different times...very nice.

Visited November 2013
3 Thank Phils26
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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Water Falls and Nature at its Finest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

What more can I say? For wonderful views of the falls, take 89 past the tiny town of McCloud. My boys loved the Lower Falls the best as you could sit right next to the water and explore nature's pot holes of lava. The Mid and Upper Falls had the most spectacular views along with a foot and bike trail. A must see!

Visited August 2013
6 Thank KathyQ1121
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great Forest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

The energy and the views are amazing! I Love going to Northern CA. I can recommend it to all. worth the drive from San Francisco and the town is conscious as well!

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Dahvid
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Forest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

While I only drive up as far as Bunny Flats, the drive through the forest was spectacular. Many people were enjoying mountain biking on steep trails as I drove in; then others were gathering in the parking lot for a hike (overnight? several days?).

Shasta mountain herself was playing coy that morning, clouds covering first one part then another, but the show was fascinating. Would love to go back and hike farther in.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Beverly D
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely gorgeous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

My husband and I drove through and viewed Mt. Shasta and it was gorgeous. It was in mid march and the weather was beautiful. There were several towns surrounding it a with a variety of options for lunch. No souvenir shops or decent lodging though. Overall it was worth the detour we made to drive out and see it though.

Visited March 2013
Thank Mrsboe_13
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