The Shasta Cascades region of California includes the northeast corner of the state, home to volcanoes, lush forests, high mountains, and clear lakes. California is the most populous state in the US, but you wouldn't suspect it from traveling through most of this region, which is generally wild and remote.
- 1 Lassen Volcanic National Park - On May 22, 1915, an explosive eruption at Lassen Peak, the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range, devastated nearby areas and rained volcanic ash as far away as 200 miles to the east. This explosion was the most powerful in a 1914-17 series of eruptions that were the most recent to occur in the Cascades prior to the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens.
- 2 Lava Beds National Monument - Land of turmoil, both geological and historical.
- 3 Whiskeytown National Recreation Area - Park's features include: Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Bally (6,209 ft.) and numerous waterfalls, providing outdoor enthusiasts opportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
One Amtrak train service travels through the Cascades region. The Coast Starlight runs between Los Angeles and Seattle, Washington, stopping in the Cascades towns of Redding and Dunsmuir, plus several towns in Oregon's Cascades region.
Greyhound Bus serves Alturas, Burney, and Susanville. There is Greyhound service in Redding, Red Bluff, and Weed along the I-5 corridor between Portland and Sacramento.
Redding/Red Bluff and Chico area are served by United Express.