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California whitewater, Trinity River - East Fork

Trinity county, Rams Horn Road to Clair Engle Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     8 miles
  This section of Trinity River - East Fork is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V+ section of whitewater. The natural beauty of California and the water flowing gracefully down Trinity River - East Fork make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in California are harder than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. For all you camping people
    there are campgrounds nearby. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river
if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. If you're coming from Redding it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. This is a pretty decent  
length section, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Shasta National Forest when you're here at Trinity River - East Fork is never a bad idea; don't leave Trinity River - East Fork without first going for a hike along the Echo Lake Trail. Lots of people from Trinity Center come to Trinity River - East Fork. Trinity River - East Fork is a location that is rather dried up typically. December is the month that gets the most rain while July is regularly the driest month. Throughout the summer months at Trinity River - East Fork temperatures are mostly in the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 40's.

Trinity River - East Fork, Rams Horn Road to Clair Engle Lake 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 - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Trinity River - East Fork:
Trinity River - East Fork, Trinity County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 8 miles long (Rams Horn Road to Clair Engle Lake)
Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary, Shasta County, 7 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 16 miles long (Clear Creek Campground to Trinity Mountain Road)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13.6 miles long (Tangle Blue Creek to Clair Engle Lake)
Sacramento River, Siskiyou/ Shasta County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 13 miles long (Sims Flat Campground to Lake Shasta)
Coffee Creek, Trinity County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Coffee Creek Road to Trinity River)
Sacramento River, Siskiyou/ Shasta County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.5 miles long (Box Canyon Dam to Dunsmuir)
Sacramento River, Siskiyou/ Shasta County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (Castle Craig to Sims Road)
Sacramento River, Siskiyou/ Shasta County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Dunsmuir to Castle Craig)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 25 miles away
      Class II - 30.3 miles long (Lewiston to Junction City)
Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary, Shasta County, 25 miles away
      Class IV - 8 miles long (Whiskeytown Reservoir to Sacramento Valley)
 Ski Areas Near Trinity River - East Fork:
Mount Shasta, California , 29 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 54 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Trinity River - East Fork:
Trinity Lake Resorts & Marinas, Trinity Center , 11 miles away
Sugarloaf Resort, Lakehead , 16 miles away
Antler Resort & Marina, Lakehead , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Trinity River - East Fork:
Dunsmuir Lodge, Dunsmuir , 22 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Tree House, Mount Shasta , 22 miles away
Comfort Inn Mount Shasta Area, Weed , 22 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Weed, Weed , 22 miles away
Mount Shasta Resort, Mount Shasta , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Trinity River - East Fork:
Coffee Creek Campground and RV, Trinity Center, 5 miles away
Clear Creek, French Gulch, 7 miles away
Jackass Spring Campground, Trinity County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Trinity River - East Fork:
Echo Lake Trail, Shasta , 10 miles away, 1.2 hiking miles, 357 feet elevation difference
Sisson Calahan National Recreation Trail, Siskiyou , 15 miles away, 9.1 hiking miles, 4437 feet elevation difference
Castle Lake Trail, Siskiyou , 17 miles away, 4.6 hiking miles, 588 feet elevation difference
Crags Trail, Shasta , 18 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 2068 feet elevation difference
Dry Creek Trail, Shasta , 20 miles away, 3.7 hiking miles, 188 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Trinity River - East Fork:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 19 miles away
Shasta National Forest, California , 9 miles away
Castle Crags State Park, California , 18 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 31 miles away
 Lakes Near Trinity River - East Fork
Trinity Lake, Trinity , 19 miles away

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