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California whitewater, Trinity River - South Fork

Trinity county, Downstream from Forest Glen section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     8 miles
  The Downstream from Forest Glen stretch of Trinity River - South Fork in Trinity County is 8 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in California is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Whether
    you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. The nature scenery of California and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. 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. If you're coming from Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. When you're paddling down a Coast Ranges river like this one you  
always get great scenery along the way too. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Downstream from Forest Glen section is just one of them. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're here at Trinity River - South Fork, do take a journey to Kingfisher Point; a delightful location nearby is Granite Canyon. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Coast Ranges. Good hiking is available along the Ruth Hayfork Trail, and there's glorious hiking along the Rough Gulch Trail. This is a great river. Trinity River - South Fork is a pretty wet place usually with lots of precipitation.

Trinity River - South Fork, Downstream from Forest Glen 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 Trinity River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Trinity River - South Fork:
Trinity River - South Fork, Trinity County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Downstream from Forest Glen)
Trinity River - South Fork, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V - 64.6 miles long (East Fork to low bridge off South Fork Road)
Mad River, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.2 miles long (Ruth Reservoir to Forest Service Road 5 miles below Highway 36)
Van Duzen River, Trinity County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 7.2 miles long (West Fork to Senteney Creek)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 21 miles long (3 miles West of Hayfork to Hyampom)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 12.7 miles long (Gemmil Gulch Picnic Ground to Carr Creek)
Eel River - North Fork, Trinity/ Mendocino County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 12 miles long (Salt Creek to Hulls Creek)
Mad River, Trinity County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 5.8 miles long (North and South Fork confluence to Barry Creek Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Trinity River Rafting, Trinity County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Trinity River, Trinity County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - 10 miles long (Cedar Flat to Hawkins Bar)
 Ski Areas Near Trinity River - South Fork:
Mount Shasta, California , 94 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 100 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Trinity River - South Fork:
Humboldt Redwoods Inn, Garberville , 33 miles away
Best Western Plus Humboldt House Inn, Garberville , 33 miles away
Motel Garberville, Garberville , 33 miles away
Benbow Inn, Garberville , 34 miles away
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Trinity River - South Fork:
Pickett Peak Campground, Trinity County, 2 miles away
Forest Glen Campground, Trinity County, 3 miles away
Fern Campground, Trinity County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Trinity River - South Fork:
Ruth Hayfork Trail, Trinity , 6 miles away, 6.6 hiking miles, 2939 feet elevation difference
Rough Gulch Trail, Trinity , 10 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 4155 feet elevation difference
Ben Arthur Trail, Trinity , 10 miles away, 7.1 hiking miles, 1839 feet elevation difference
County Line Trail, Humboldt , 17 miles away, 2.7 hiking miles, 3397 feet elevation difference
Ben Duncan Mailbox Trail, Trinity , 18 miles away, 3.7 hiking miles, 1303 feet elevation difference
Blake Trail, Humboldt , 18 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 3420 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Trinity River - South Fork:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 56 miles away
Benbow Lake State Park, California , 34 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 34 miles away
Richardson Grove State Park, California , 35 miles away

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