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Brewer Creek, Mount Shasta Trailhead Access Update

Climbing Route(s): Hotlum Glacier, Hotlum/Wintun Snowfield, Wintun Glacier, Wintun Ridge
Trailhead(s): Brewer Creek
Mt. Shasta
Date/Time of Observation: 
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 12:15pm
Climbing Ranger

General Conditions

As of 6.22.19, you can drive to approximately 1 road miles from the Brewer Creek trailhead. Four-wheel drive is recommended. Cars without are making it to approximately 3 miles from the trailhead. Mileage reflects road miles to trailheads. Often, these distances can be shortened by a more "as the crow flies" path of travel. Proper navigation tools are important for both ascending and returning to your vehicle should you choose to access this trailhead. You can currently drive to 7,000 feet. Patchy snow exists until approximately 7,400 feet.  Snow surfaces are smooth and hard above 9,000 feet. Below 9,000 feet cereal bowl sun cups have formed.  Below are some photos from a ski tour up to 11,000 feet to the base of the Hotlum Glacier. 




  • Northgate snow conditions at 6,400 feet