Black Butte Lookout Area and Trail


With easy access near I-5, the trail to the summit allows one to fulfill a desire to reach the top of plug dome volcano that was formed 9,000 years ago. Where horses and mules once brought supplies to those manning the fire lookout atop Black Butte, hikers now enjoy a 2.5 mile path that was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930’s. Black Butte, standing at 6,325 ft., was originally named Muir’s Peak, after famed author and naturalist, John Muir.


204 West Alma Street
Mount Shasta, CA 96067


41.36654000, -122.34779100
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(530) 926-4511

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