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Shasta Cascade: Explore the Wealth of Natural and Historical Wonders in This "Old West" Region

Magazine article Sunset

Shasta Cascade: Explore the Wealth of Natural and Historical Wonders in This "Old West" Region

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* DRIVING DISTANCE: 443mi/709km round trip

* DURATION: A week

* DON'T MISS: Sundial Bridge, Dunsmuir, Shasta Caverns

* DID YOU KNOW: The 438-foot spillway at Shasta Dam is the tallest manmade waterfall in the world.

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REDDING. Precede this figure-eight loop drive with a visit to the new Turtle Bay Sundial Bridge and a walk along the 7.5-mile-long Sacramento River Trail. Then head east on Hwy. 299 to ...

INGOT (21mi/34km). The mines of Ingot once yielded gold, silver, lead, copper, and zinc. Farther on is ...

BURNEY (32mi/51km). This full-service town is the gateway to Lassen Volcanic NP to the south and McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial SP and Lake Britton to the north. Continue east on Hwy. 299 to ...

PIT RIVER FALLS VISTA POINT (12mi/19km). Overlooks the deep gorge and falls. Drive on, and watch for ...

FALL RIVER MILLS (4mi/6km). Numerous streams and lakes make this an excellent area for fishing. Nearby is Ahjumawi Lava Springs SP, accessible only by boat. Drive on to ...

McARTHUR (4mi/6km). The site of an annual county fair held each Labor Day weekend. Continue to ...

BIEBER (18mi/29km). Visit the Ash Creek Wildlife Area. …

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