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California whitewater, Trinity River - South Fork

Trinity Humboldt county, East Fork to low bridge off South Fork Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     64.6 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The East Fork to low bridge off South Fork Road stretch of Trinity River - South Fork is 64.6 miles long and is a class II-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful Trinity/ Humboldt County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract
    people from near and far. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You might be into whitewater
rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Now this is a pretty long section, so it looks like you will be camping out. The average California whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. There's camping available near Trinity River - South  
Fork. The beautiful Coast Ranges scenery is an added bonus. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the East Fork to low bridge off South Fork Road section is just one of many. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
The Blake Trail offers hiking at its best; Hyampom Valley is a good place to have a look at. All the outdoors amusing things in the Coast Ranges will keep you coming back persistently. Trinity River - South Fork is a site with many visitors from Hyampom, and a cool spot to explore is Salmon Rock.

Trinity River - South Fork, East Fork to low bridge off South Fork Road 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Trinity River - South Fork:
Trinity River, Trinity County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 10 miles long (Cedar Flat to Hawkins Bar)
Trinity River, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 39 miles long (Hawkins Bar to Weitchpec)
Trinity River - South Fork, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 14 miles away
      Class II-V - 64.6 miles long (East Fork to low bridge off South Fork Road)
Mad River, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.2 miles long (Ruth Reservoir to Forest Service Road 5 miles below Highway 36)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 12.7 miles long (Gemmil Gulch Picnic Ground to Carr Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Bigfoot Rafting, Humboldt County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Trinity River - South Fork, Trinity County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Downstream from Forest Glen)
Van Duzen River, Trinity County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 7.2 miles long (West Fork to Senteney Creek)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 21 miles long (3 miles West of Hayfork to Hyampom)
New River, Trinity County, 20 miles away
      Class III-V - 19.8 miles long (E Fork confluence to Trinity River)
 Ski Areas Near Trinity River - South Fork:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 93 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 96 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Trinity River - South Fork:
Moss Manor The River House, Willow Creek , 17 miles away
Dean Creek Resort, Redway , 34 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Humboldt House Inn, Garberville , 35 miles away
Humboldt Redwoods Inn, Garberville , 35 miles away
Motel Garberville, Garberville , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Trinity River - South Fork:
Slide Creek Campground, Trinity County, 1 miles away
Big Slide Campground, Trinity County, 1 miles away
Blake Spring Campground, Humboldt County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Trinity River - South Fork:
Blake Trail, Humboldt , 6 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 3420 feet elevation difference
County Line Trail, Humboldt , 6 miles away, 2.7 hiking miles, 3397 feet elevation difference
Dan East Trail, Humboldt , 6 miles away, 1.6 hiking miles, 2406 feet elevation difference
Pilot Ridge Trail, Humboldt , 9 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 735 feet elevation difference
Grouse Creek Tractor Trail, Humboldt , 10 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 2606 feet elevation difference
Grouse Creek Tractor Way, Humboldt , 12 miles away, 0.8 hiking miles, 896 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Trinity River - South Fork:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 63 miles away
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, California , 29 miles away
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California , 34 miles away
Benbow Lake State Park, California , 36 miles away

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