Del Loma ~ Big Bar ~ Big Flat ~ Hayfork ~ Junction City
Lewiston ~ Ruth Lake ~ Trinity Center ~ Weaverville
Trinity County is a rugged, heavily forested, mountainous area bounded by Humboldt County to the west and Shasta and Tehama Counties to the east. To its north and south lie Siskiyou and Mendocino Counties. Hwy 299 serves as its main east-west corridor, running alongside the Trinity River much of the way. Known for great rafting and fishing, the Trinity River is marvelously photogenic, as is the rest of the county. It’s a poorly kept secret that Trinity County’s beauty is stunning, and its attraction irresistible. It’s just about impossible to visit there and not fall in love with it.
Things to Do
About 15 miles north of Weaverville on Hwy 3 begins Trinity Lake, one of the largest reservoirs in California and a great spot for fishing, boating and waterskiing. It is served by three marinas, and offers visitors the opportunity to stay in luxury on a houseboat. A smaller lake, but also lovely, Lewiston Lake, is situated just south of Trinity Lake and can be accessed by driving north from Hwy 299 along Trinity Dam Blvd., starting about 12 miles east of Weaverville. Another popular lake destination is Ruth Lake, in the southern portion of the county.
The county is probably best known for its mountains, in particular the Trinity Alps. Part of the Klamath Mountain range, the Trinity Alps are craggy and covered with snow for much of the year, calling to mind the European Alps. It is a backpacker’s paradise.