96 miles with 12,300 feet of climbing
Mount Shasta Summit Century • Climbs
Mount Shasta Summit Century • Description
The Mount Shasta Summit Century is an epic ride with breathtaking views. A super century with four major climbs as well as shorter routes are available. Since the route is designed in a cloverleaf layout, the start/finish is only a downhill away.
The ride starts in Mount Shasta (3,633 feet), located at the bottom of 14,179 foot Mount Shasta, and leads through the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
The first climb is Parks Creek Summit (6,854 feet), which starts after about 13 miles of rolling terrain. The way back to Mount Shasta mostly follows the same route, with a visit to Weed, adding some more rolling terrain.
After passing Lake Siskiyou, the second climb is Mumbo Summit (6,308 feet), which for the lower part follows the South Fork of the Sacramento River. The upper part includes a few steep sections.
The third climb is Castle Lake (5,343 feet), which also includes a few steep sections, but unlike the second climb exposed to the mid-day sun.
After passing Lake Siskiyou in the other direction, the final climb is Mount Shasta (7,732 feet). The top of Everitt Memorial Highway, known as Old Ski Bowl, is the highest point of the ride.
Mount Shasta Summit Century • Interactive Map
Mount Shasta Summit Century • Pictures
Everitt Memorial Highway
By: Bernd Straehle
See Also: Super Centuries