Trinity River


Man looking out to the mountains in the distance

The Trinity River's headwaters begin in the rugged Trinity Alps, making it's way through the wilderness, settling into deep valleys, transitioning to spacious glides and inviting beaches until finally meeting up with the mighty Klamath River at Weitchpec.

The natural beauty has been one of the most popular sights for north coast river recreation. Scenic Highway 299 makes easy access to many points of interest. In the warm spring and summer months, inner tubers and rafters enjoy rides along the river. The river is legendary for its salmon and steelhead fishing opportunities. Access provides fishing opportunities by means of drift boat or walk-in riverside spots.

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Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:


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Recreation areas with activity Tubing: On of the most popular rafting rivers in the area the Trinity River offers everything from class I to class V rapids. East of Willow Creek, you will find the more challenging rapids with many outfitters that offer their services. In and near the town of Willow Creek, floating on inner tubes is one of the more popular summer events. Long warm days, easy rides and tons of fun can be had.
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