Category Archives: News


10 Reasons to Visit McCloud in 2014

McCloud is always worth the visit.  With many natural attractions and outdoor activities to explore, here are ten reasons you should come again and again to experience the wonder of this amazing town. 1.         McCloud Easter Egg Hunt April 12, 2014 As spring returns to mountains, the Easter Bunny hops into Hoo Hoo Park.  Asking Continue Reading...

The State of Jefferson Trade Route

Shasta Off-Road 2
From Forest to Sea! Crisscrossing the forests of Siskiyou County are thousands of miles of trails.  Travelled over the years by deer and bear, Native Americans, fur trappers, and settlers, these paths twist and turn through the trees and mountains of the landscape presenting panoramic views of the land and the hidden treasures nature has Continue Reading...

Enjoy McCloud Bike-toberfest!

By Gary VanDeWalker The fall brings changes to the mountains.  The air brings a chill in anticipation of winter.  Summer bare mountains sport new hats of snow.  Jackets make their appearances on the streets.  In McCloud, bikes begin to appear for the second annual McCloud Bike-toberfest. On October 12, registration will open at 7 am Continue Reading...

Siskiyou Board Votes to Secede!

State of Jefferson? Board votes for separation! Excerpted from the story in the Siskiyou Daily that can be read in full here: …this second round of discussions had proponents standing, sitting and kneeling in the boardroom only to overflow into the courthouse halls to hear whether the board would vote to approve “the declaration and Continue Reading...

Writers Wanted!

It’s hard to believe that The McCloud Blog has already been up and running for almost 9 months now. Thanks to all of you who have contributed or sent along words of encouragement over the past several months, especially those who have shared ideas to make the site better.  As we near 400 “likes” on Continue Reading...

Help Support the Great Shasta Rail Trail

GSRT Auction
The Great Shasta Rail Trail will link McCloud and Burney along an 80-mile scenic trail featuring local heritage and culture, close connections to nature, and providing a boost to the economic and social vitality of both communities and the surrounding region. An alliance of local non-profit organizations is working to develop eighty miles of rail Continue Reading...

Recalling the Bagley Fire

Tonight, Tuesday, April 2nd, the McCloud Fireman’s Association will be meeting at 6:00pm at the Fire Department. Anyone who is interested in joining the department is invited to attend – and dinner will be served! As many of you know, McCloud, CA is our “adopted” hometown and there are many things about wild Northern California Continue Reading...

The Slush Bike-Hike Challenge!

Slush Bike Hike Challenge
Are you up to it??? Whoa! Get ready to get dirty during the 1st annual bike adventurer race at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park! The Slush Bike and Hike Challenge begins with a mass start at the top of the Marmot Lift; carrying your bike over snow through a challenging 5 miles of varied conditions Continue Reading...

Cali’s Longest Married Couple Call McCloud Home!

Scott and Thelma Dowell
Scott and Thelma Dowell of McCloud, CA have been married for nearly 79 years, since March 6, 1934. On Monday, the 98 and 97 year olds were recognized as the longest married couple in California by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a faith-based marriage enrichment program. When asked the secret of such a long lasting marriage, Continue Reading...


McCloud Ski
Recently, a group of civic-minded residents from McCloud, CA banded together under the direction of the Chamber of Commerce to create, plan, develop and implement a brand awareness campaign for the town. Highlighting the fact that it is closer to stay in McCloud than in other locales when you’re in the Mt. Shasta area for Continue Reading...