Photos and Text by Anne Dezort
Summary: The Heart Lake Trail is a little tricky to navigate in the snow, but worth every step. This moderate level, 3 mile loop, opens up into stunning views of Mt. Shasta, Black Butte, and Castle Lake. Throw in a little Mt. Shasta sunset magic… BOOM. You’ve got yourself a postcard afternoon.
This is the guide I used for my hike. The snow had covered up the trails however, so most of the path was up to me.
Why it’s awesome:
(FREE) Castle Lake Campgrounds
All Season and moderate hiking conditions
Mt. Shasta sunsets
Photos (C) 2015 Anne Dezort
Anne Dezort is a recent Nor-Cal transplant from Arkansas. She camps, hikes, swims cold waters, floats, and fishes. Anne also makes beautiful leather bags (thomboybags.com) and writes & plays music.