Trinity Alps Wilderness


The second largest wilderness area in California, the Trinity Alps Wilderness nearly doubled in size by the 1984 California Wilderness Act.  In that same year, it was added to the National Wilderness Preservation System.  It currently has over 600 miles of trails and embraces over 500,000 acres of land. 

Chiseled granite peaks and alpine lakes dot the Trinity Alps Wilderness, with elevations from 2,000 feet in creek drainages to 9,000 feet at summits. This wilderness offers many different trails ranging from 1.5 miles to 15 miles at varying levels of difficulty.

For current trail conditions: Trinity Alps Wilderness Report

Trinity Alps Frequently Asked Questions

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open all year, this 517,000 acre wilderness changes along with the seasons.  For current conditions, please contact the Weaverville Ranger Station @ 530-623-2121 or view the Trinity Alps Wilderness Report.
Operational Hours: Open year round
Fees No fee for the use of the area, but a Trinity Alps Wilderness Permit and a California Campfire Permit are required for the use of the area.  Both of these permits are issued at no cost to the visitor.
Permit Info: Wilderness permits and campfire permits are required before entering the wilderness. Campfire permits are needed for the operation of a backpacking stove or camp stove.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Groups are limited to 10 persons.
Closest Towns: Weaverville
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: USDA - Forest Service: Weaverville Ranger Station, P.O. Box 1190, Weaverville, Ca 96093, 530-623-21
Information Center: Weaverville Ranger Station
P.O. Box 1190
Weaverville, Ca  96093
(530) 623-2121


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