New bus service to Pacific Crest Trail in Mt. Shasta area

Siskiyou County will be extending its STAGE bus service to Castella this summer to accommodate Pacific Crest Trail hikers.

This new service will provide transportation from Castle Crags State Park and the PCT trailhead at Soda Creek Road to the towns of Dunsmuir, Mount Shasta City, and Weed, with connections available to Yreka, Etna, and Seiad Valley. A Greyhound Bus connection is available in Weed.

STAGE service will be provided Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from July 16 through Aug. 24, with buses arriving in Castella at 10:45 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. Fares range from $2.50 to $6, depending on distance traveled.

For the current STAGE schedule, visit or call 530-842-8220.  Routes will also be shown on Google Transit.

take siskiyou stage bus to the pacific crest trail

Luke Kantola takes a moment to “take it all in” on a perfect day. Photo by Colin Arisman

Author: Ian Nelson

Ian Nelson has been the PCTA’s Regional Representative for Northern California/Southern Oregon for more than 15 years. He is based in the beautiful Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon and enjoys exploring the many wilderness areas in the region.