[from the Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce …]
The City of Mt. Shasta
The City of Mt. Shasta, nestled at the foot of imposing 14,179-foot Mount Shasta (4,322 m), is surrounded by natural beauty and offers many year-round outdoor activities.
The mountain is the second highest volcano in the continental United States and has been a prominent landmark along the historic Siskiyou Trail — the track of an ancient trade and travel route of Native American footpaths between California’s Central Valley and the Pacific Northwest.
Today’s version of the Siskiyou Trail is Interstate 5, which provides easy access to the City of Mt. Shasta, located midway between San Francisco and Portland, Oregon.
Our Rich History
For thousands of years Native Americans of the Shasta, Klamath, Pit, Modoc and Wintu tribes utilized the abundant natural resources of the Mount Shasta area. The first Europeans arrived in about 1820 when trappers came here for fur bearing animals. Silver and gold brought miners to this area after 1851, and when the railroad laid tracks through Strawberry Valley in 1887, the timber industry got underway.
Today, outdoor lovers—from extreme sports enthusiasts to family vacationers and retirees—are enjoying the vast recreational opportunities the Mount Shasta region has to offer.
Mount Shasta is one of Northern California’s fastest growing new locations for destination vacationing, from luxury resort retreats to wilderness camping.
“When I first caught sight of Mount Shasta over the braided folds of the Sacramento Valley, my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since.”
— John Muir, 1874
Getting Coffee in Mt. Shasta
You are in luck!
Because some of the best coffee you have ever experienced is available, at the convenient drive-through right outside the large Rite-Aid store. Yes, it is The Coffee Brake, because you have earned a Coffee Brake today!