Brewers Creek Trail
Brewers Creek Trail – Mount Shasta Wilderness
Location: East side of Mount Shasta, Shasta National Forest, CA
Length: 3.2 miles
Features: Hiking trails, backpacking, bird watching, dogs allowed, wildlife observation, wilderness, horseback riding
About the Brewers Creek Trail
The Brewers Creek Trail is an utterly spectacular trail with incredible sights of Mount Shasta and two of its largest glaciers, the Hotlum and the Wintun Glaciers. The trail accesses routes ascending both glaciers, which are considered as the key pathways up the mountain.
Trails In The Mount Shasta Wilderness
The Brewers Creek Trail leaves the trailhead in an austral direction and reaches the border of Mount Shasta Wilderness pretty easily. The trailhead is the second-highest on Mount Shasta after the Old Ski Bowl Trailhead at almost 7,300 feet.
In addition to the beautiful landscapes and the opportunity to explore the amazing, mountainous riparian world of Brewer Creek, the trail also gives access to Ash Creek Falls, which is Mount Shasta’s most majestic waterfall.
The Brewers Creek Trail is also the primary leg of the Hotlum-Wintun Ridge path. This path passes through Hotoon (a combination of Hotlum and Wyntoon, which is the local version of Wintun) Snowfield. Moreover, for those who prefer not to climb Mount Shasta, the Brewer Creek Trail still offers excellent hiking opportunities that are totally worth experiencing.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Keep Your Food Packed
On certain occasions, wild animals such as squirrels, pine martens, or ravens will attempt to get into your food. Thus, it is recommended to keep your foods packed away to avoid any unexpected encounters with wildlife.
2) Bring a Trash Container
For those who intend to climb the mountain, please do not throw your trash anywhere on the trail or in the mountains. Bring something where can keep them. It is a must to be respectful of the environment when trekking or climbing mountains.
3) Take Instagramable Photos
The Brewer Creek Trail is an easy path, which means that you can enjoy the hike more than it will tire you. Take this opportunity to capture beautiful photos and add them to your record of memories.