In one day in Sisikiyou County, you could hike or backpack your way through multiple microclimes - essentially walking from a verdant valley to high desert to lava tubes to an a rugged alpine setting - including the technical mountaineering experience of climbing Mount Shasta.

The Pacifici Crest Trail (the "Crown Jewel" of America's hiking trails) winds right through Siskiyou County, and dotted around it are hundreds of alpine lakes and streams, many of which are perfectly suited for a day hike or multi-day stay.

Hiking trails range from the easy to the lung-searing, and yet all share a common factor - solitude, natural beauty, and abundant wildlife. No matter what kind of hiking or backpacking challenge you seek, Siskiyou County has it.