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California whitewater, Trinity River

Trinity county, Pigeon Point Campground to Cedar Flat section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     23.6 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of Trinity County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The Pigeon Point Campground to Cedar Flat section of Trinity River
    is 23.6 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The average whitewater rafting
or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Pigeon Point Campground to Cedar Flat stretch is just one of many. The beauty of the  
Klamath Mountains is a great plus for this river. There's camping available near Trinity River. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
French Bar is a wonderful place to look at, and the cheerful people of Big Bar like to hang out nearby. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors entertaining stuff the Klamath Mountains has to offer. Summer at Trinity River comes with high temperatures in the 90's while night lows are generally in the 50's. Daytime highs during the wintertime are in the 40's, and nighttime lows at Trinity River during the wintertime regularly dip into the 30's.

Trinity River, Pigeon Point Campground to Cedar Flat road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Trinity River.
 Whitewater Near Trinity River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Trinity River Rafting, Trinity County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 12.7 miles long (Gemmil Gulch Picnic Ground to Carr Creek)
New River, Trinity County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 19.8 miles long (E Fork confluence to Trinity River)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 10 miles long (Cedar Flat to Hawkins Bar)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 23.6 miles long (Pigeon Point Campground to Cedar Flat)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 21 miles long (3 miles West of Hayfork to Hyampom)
Trinity River - North Fork, Trinity County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Hobo Gulch to Bridge 1 mile above mouth)
Canyon Creek, Trinity County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Bridge 8.5 miles upstream of Junction City to Junction City)
Trinity River, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 39 miles long (Hawkins Bar to Weitchpec)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Limestone Bluffs to Matthews Creek Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Trinity River:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 79 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 80 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Trinity River:
Moss Manor The River House, Willow Creek , 25 miles away
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 34 miles away
Dean Creek Resort, Redway , 49 miles away
Humboldt Redwoods Inn, Garberville , 50 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Humboldt House Inn, Garberville , 50 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Trinity River:
Del Loma RV Park and Campground, Del Loma, 2 miles away
Big Bar, Big Bar, 3 miles away
Hayden Flat Campground, Trinity County, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Trinity River:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 48 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 24 miles away
 Lakes Near Trinity River
Papoose Lake, Trinity , 18 miles away
Forbidden Lakes, Trinity , 19 miles away
Boulder Creek Lakes, Trinity , 19 miles away

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