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California whitewater, New River

Trinity county, E Fork confluence to Trinity River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     19.8 miles
  The scenic beauty of Trinity County and the water flowing gracefully down New River attract people from near and far. This section of New River in Trinity County is 19.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-V section of whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside California you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers
    here are not for beginners. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. 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. The E Fork confluence to Trinity River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. 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. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting your paddling  
muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The beauty of the Coast Ranges is a great plus for this river.

Briefly about the general area:
You might want to pay a visit to Dry Gulch since you're here at New River. The Horse Ridge National Scenic Trail offers hiking at its best, and you'll most likely meet some folks from Burnt Ranch here. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. For the duration of the summer months at New River highs are usually in the 90's; the night is a bit cooler of course, typically in the 50's. Through the winter highs are mostly in the 50's, and night lows at New River during the wintertime mostly descend into the 30's.

New River, E Fork confluence to Trinity River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near New River.
 Whitewater Near New River:
New River, Trinity County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 19.8 miles long (E Fork confluence to Trinity River)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 10 miles long (Cedar Flat to Hawkins Bar)
Trinity River, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 39 miles long (Hawkins Bar to Weitchpec)
Whitewater Outfitter - Bigfoot Rafting, Humboldt County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Trinity River Rafting, Trinity County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Trinity River - North Fork, Trinity County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Hobo Gulch to Bridge 1 mile above mouth)
Salmon River, Siskiyou County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 19 miles long (Forks of Salmon to Somes Bar)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 12.7 miles long (Gemmil Gulch Picnic Ground to Carr Creek)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Limestone Bluffs to Matthews Creek Campground)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 20 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Methodist Creek to Forks of Salmon)
 Ski Areas Near New River:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 79 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 86 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near New River:
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 43 miles away
The Old Lewiston Inn, Lewiston , 43 miles away
Red Roof Inn Arcata, Arcata , 46 miles away
Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area, Arcata , 46 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Arcata, Arcata , 46 miles away
 Campgrounds Near New River:
Panther Creek Campground, Trinity County, 1 miles away
Denny Campground, Trinity County, 2 miles away
Happy Camp Campground, Humboldt County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near New River:
Horse Ridge National Scenic Trail, Humboldt , 13 miles away,  24.4 hiking miles, 2221 feet elevation difference
Salmon Summit Recreation Trail, Humboldt , 16 miles away,  14.4 hiking miles, 1455 feet elevation difference
Grouse Creek Tractor Trail, Humboldt , 18 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 2606 feet elevation difference
Dan East Trail, Humboldt , 19 miles away, 1.6 hiking miles, 2406 feet elevation difference
Grouse Creek Tractor Way, Humboldt , 19 miles away, 0.8 hiking miles, 896 feet elevation difference
Blake Trail, Humboldt , 20 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 3420 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near New River:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 57 miles away
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 66 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 34 miles away
 Lakes Near New River
Red Cap Lake, Humboldt , 14 miles away

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