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Rainbow House is set up to be a recreation base camp. Premier fishing is available within minutes on the renowned McCloud River as well as the McCloud Reservoir. The Sacramento, Pitt, and Fall Rivers are scenic day trips.  The surrounding waters offer kayaking, waterskiing, and sailing.

Hiking trails abound. The Pacific Crest Trail passes just south of the town and is accessible from several locations.  If you are a mountain biker, there are plenty of trails and roads to explore or take a blast down the ski slopes.  Mt. Shasta Ski Park sponsors various music and food festivals throughout the summer.  There’s snowboarding, downhill and cross country skiing, and snowshoeing when the white stuff piles up. The snowmobile park is also open in the winter with miles of groomed, marked trails.

When the snow disappears, choose from the several golf courses in the area (McCloud, Shasta, and designer Shastina).  Morrell and Bolete mushrooms are hunted in late spring. Medicine Lake, an old volcano crater and the surrounding Lava Beds National Monument are a haven for rock hounds. Permits to collect obsidian, lava, and geods are free and available at the local Forest Service office.

The recently restored Mercantile building has several unique shops including, arguably, the best candy store on the planet.  The local restaurants are within walking distance of the Rainbow House.  Several denominations hold regular Sunday services in the historic churches in town.

Links to help you enjoy the area:

Sisson Museum -  Mt. Shasta's history on display in the 1906 former hatchery building.

Fish Hatchery - Oldest operating hatchery in the west, rainbow and brown trout - For current weather and snowcam views

The Fly Shop - California's fly fishing headquarters for nearly 30 years offering tackle, guide services, and schools.

Rockin Maddy Ranch - Providing quality horses and ponies for 30 years, just north of Mt. Shasta.

McCloud Flyfishing -Experience the fun of flyfishing the Mccloud and              Upper Sacramento Rivers with local guide Rick Cox. - How-to's on ascending the mountain.

Check the calendar of events:

McCloud Chamber of Commerce Events Page


Find out what's happening in McCloud during your stay.

New specials offered regularly, seasonal and special events.

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