Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway
Come travel the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. All American Road in southern Oregon and northern California.
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Crater Lake Intro This portion of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway has the distinction of having a view of majestic Mount Shasta. Standing at 14,162 feet, this volcano is the tallest volcano in California, and the second highest in the Cascade Range. Mt. Shasta can often be seen from more than 100 miles away.

With lots to offer in terms of outdoor recreation, the town of Mt. Shasta itself has an inviting downtown shopping area with unique shops, galleries, fine dining and lodging.

The Sisson Museum, the State Fish Hatchery, and the Headwaters of the Sacramento River are also regular stops for those who visit the area. The drive up Everitt Memorial Highway, taking you up 15 miles to about 7,800 feet in, elevation is another favorite activity.

Neighboring towns also offer some interesting points of interest. To the South, in the historic railroad town of Dunsmuir, you can take a walk in The Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, cast a line in the Sacramento River, enjoy Mossbrae Falls and Hedge Creek Falls, and visit Castle Crags State Park.

To the north of mighty Mount Shasta, the town of Weed makes home to The Living Memorial Sculpture Gardens, Mt. Shasta Lavender Farms, Stewart Mineral Springs and Deer Mountain/Chuck Best Snowmobile Park.

Also, marking the beginning of the highway 89 scenic corridor, McCloud has an old fashioned charm and is famous for its fly fishing. The. McCloud Waterfalls are a definite stopover point for those whose wish to view three distinct waterfalls or hike on the nearby trail. To learn more about other waterfalls within the Scenic Byway region, follow this link.

Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce
1-530-926-4865 or 1-800-926-4865

City of Mt. Shasta
530--926-7540

The Weed Chamber of Commerce
1-530-938-4624

The McCloud Chamber of Commerce
1-530-964-3113

The Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce
1-530-235-2177

The Upper Sacramento River Exchange
1-530-235-2012

Castle Crags State Park
1-530-235-2684

Siskiyou County Visitor's Bureau Website
1-530-926-3850

Mt. Shasta Ranger Station
1-530-925-4511

USGS/Cascades Volcano

Observatory Shasta page


Weather in Mt. Shasta

Click for Driving Instructions.

Click for the Butte Valley Region to the north

Click for the Waterfalls Region of McCloud and Burney to the south and east

 

Contact
Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway
P.O. Box 832
Mount Shasta, CA 96067 USA

For California: 1-800-474-2782
For Oregon: 1-800-445-6728
volcaniclegacybyway.org is the Official Website for The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All-American Road in California and Oregon. Visit Byways.org, the National Byways website from the Federal Highway Administration.