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California whitewater, Trinity River - North Fork

Trinity county, Hobo Gulch to Bridge 1 mile above mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     14 miles
  The Hobo Gulch to Bridge 1 mile above mouth stretch of Trinity River - North Fork in California is 14 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. The scenic beauty of California and the cool fresh water beats anything. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature
    are great attractions for lots of people. Whitewater paddling here in the Klamath Mountains is a great experience. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so pack
your camping stuff. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in California are often more challenging than in other states, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations  
in advance you're all set. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too.

Briefly about the general area:
While staying at Trinity River - North Fork you could always look at Squaw Gulch, and at Trinity River - North Fork you always meet someone from Junction City. But wait, there's more exciting stuff to do in the Klamath Mountains. A short tour to China Springs is always worthwhile. A common amount of rainfall falls here at Trinity River - North Fork. The wettest month of the year is frequently December, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month of the year is July.

Trinity River - North Fork, Hobo Gulch to Bridge 1 mile above mouth 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 - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Trinity River - North Fork:
Trinity River - North Fork, Trinity County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Hobo Gulch to Bridge 1 mile above mouth)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 23.6 miles long (Pigeon Point Campground to Cedar Flat)
Canyon Creek, Trinity County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Bridge 8.5 miles upstream of Junction City to Junction City)
Whitewater Outfitter - Trinity River Rafting, Trinity County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 8.5 miles long (Bridge Close to Schoolhouse Flat to Limestone Bluffs)
New River, Trinity County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 19.8 miles long (E Fork confluence to Trinity River)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Limestone Bluffs to Matthews Creek Campground)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 12.7 miles long (Gemmil Gulch Picnic Ground to Carr Creek)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 21 miles long (3 miles West of Hayfork to Hyampom)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 21 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Methodist Creek to Forks of Salmon)
 Ski Areas Near Trinity River - North Fork:
Mount Shasta, California , 69 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 71 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Trinity River - North Fork:
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 24 miles away
Moss Manor The River House, Willow Creek , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Trinity River - North Fork:
Hobo Gulch Campground, Trinity County, 4 miles away
Pigeon Point Campground, Trinity County, 5 miles away
Big Flat Campground, Trinity County, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Trinity River - North Fork:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 38 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 15 miles away
Shasta National Forest, California , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Trinity River - North Fork
Papoose Lake, Trinity , 8 miles away
Forbidden Lakes, Trinity , 8 miles away
Boulder Creek Lakes, Trinity , 9 miles away

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