Centipede Trail Head

Elevation: 2400'

Ranger District to contact for more information:

Shasta Trinity National Forest


About 15 miles out of McCloud, CA.

Directions to Centipede Trailhead:

On I-5 just South of the city of Mt. Shasta take Hwy. 89 12 miles to the town of McCloud. Just as you enter McCloud turn Right onto Squaw Valley Rd. (car wash on one corner and the big old red McCloud Dairy Barn on the other corner). Follow Squaw Valley Rd. to Lake McCloud. Follow Squaw Valley Rd. around lake and across dam. Turn Right at end of dam and continue down road, which narrows. About 1/2 mile is the signed turn off to Ash Camp. Go past this turn-off about another 1/4 mile and the Centipede Trail Head is on the Left side of the road, where the PCT crosses.

Road Conditions:

Paved road all the way past Lake McCloud, then short distance of dirt road.


Shasta Trinity Natl. Forest Map 1997. R.2 W. (N) (top of map) and T.38.N.(between 4 & 5) (side of map).

Open by:

This is a low elevation trail head so trail is open earlier than most in this northern mountain area.

Trail Head Ammenities:

Trails out of Centipede TH:

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