Mt. Shasta combines a fun and artistic community that thrives on the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Mt. Shasta is located in Siskiyou County, northern California, 60 miles north of Redding, and 60 miles south of the Oregon border, along Interstate 5. Pine-covered mountains surround our valley, with the snowy volcanic peak of Mt. Shasta towering 14,162 feet high above it. Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Mt. Shasta Resort and Lake Siskiyou are just a few of the recreation destinations the city has to offer. Click here to learn more about what is going on in Mount Shasta
The site of present-day Mount Shasta City
was within the range of the Okwanuchu
tribe of Native Americans. During the 1820s, early Euro-American trappers and hunters first passed through the area, following the path of the Siskiyou Trail. The discovery of gold at nearby Yreka, California in 1851, dramatically increased traffic along the Siskiyou Trail and through the site of present-day Mount Shasta. The area where the town later grew up was known first as Strawberry Valley, and then as Berryvale. With the arrival of the railroad, the town was given the name Sisson, California, after prominent land owner Justin Sisson
. The name was changed to Mount Shasta City in 1924.