Bird’s Eye View

Although the area is most famous for its Bigfoot legends, the boating on the Trinity is truly the region’s best asset. There is literally something for everyone on the Trinity River. Options range from the Class V, heart-pounding Burnt Ranch Gorge, to the mellow Class II wilderness run, to the intermediate, Class III Pigeon Point Run. The water is crystal clear, the flows last through the summer, and the scenery is spectacular.

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Trinity River Whitewater Photo Gallery


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Trinity in a Nutshell

Difficulty: Class II, III & V

Gradient: 10 – 50 ft/mi depending on the section

Length: several sections can be combined to make longer trips

Season: March – September

Sections: Pigeon Point, Burnt Ranch, or Lower Trinity

Who should go: Families and first-timers on the Lower and Pigeon Runs, Experts only on the Burnt Ranch section.

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Whitewater & Scenery

Whitewate & Scenery Whether you’re boating Class II or Class V, the pine-studded hillsides and crystal clear Caribbean-colored water on the Trinity will make your jaw drop. Located in the Trinity Alps, an hour and a half west of Redding, the entire Trinity River valley is incredibly breathtaking. Read more…

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River Flows

River FlowsSpringtime usually has the most ideal flows on the Trinity River, but because it’s dam-released, there is consistent water throughout the summer. Learn More…

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LogisticsLogistics, from shuttling cars to finding put-ins and take-outs are fairly easy for your Trinity River rafting or kayaking trip. The river runs along 299, so once you get there, driving is minimal. Keep Reading…

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Trinity Video

Watch a video of the Trinity River before you see it up close.

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Places to Eat, Places to Stay
& Things To Do

Places To EatPlaces To StayThings To Do

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Local Gear Shops

Local Gear ShopsBuy gear and other supplies for your whitewater trip on the Trinity in Redding, Arcata, or Online

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