Get Outside! Mount Shasta is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. Fish are abundant in the lakes, streams, and rivers throughout the area, and hanging out by the water is always a pleasant way to pass the time. Hiking trails are littered throughout the mountains and the Pacific Crest Trail crosses Interstate 5 just 30 miles south of Mount Shasta at Castle Crags State Park. Take a ride on the Blue Goose Excursion Train and get breathtaking views of Mt. Shasta on the three hour ride. The area is awesome to explore and taking drives on the highways and byways is always a good time for those that are less inclined to mountaineer 14,000 foot tall volcanoes.