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Now known for its gracious hospitality, golden history, and many outdoor splendors, as with many portions of Northern California, the lure of gold is what brought settlement to the area. Even before the gold rush of 1849, pirate Bill English and his rogue crew discovered gold on Trinity River near Big Bar and left the area with their purses full. It was the eventual discovery of gold in 1849 that brought thousands of miners to the area and the construction of such towns as Weaverville and Lewiston. Most of the county is forest land and some of the most beautiful scenery and natural lakes are found in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, so named because its snow-capped peaks are reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. The Trinity River, designated as a wild and scenic river, provides opportunities for kayaking, rafting, fishing, and swimming. Resorts in the Coffee Creek area, just north of Trinity Lake, offer horseback riding, cabins, and recreational activities.

Weaverville, located along Highway 299, provides a nostalgic step back in time. One of the most interesting portions of Weaverville’s history comes from the 1800’s, when as many Chinese men and women inhabited the region as did Euro-Americans; all of them searching for the abundant gold found nearby. In 1852 they established a Taoist place of worship, which burned in 1873. The new temple, Joss House in the state park of the same name, dedicated in April of 1875, has since been in continuous use as a place of worship.

Hayfork, reminiscent of a frontier village, is home to the nearby Natural Bridge, which is both historically interesting and an unusual natural phenomenon with strong links to the native Americans who once inhabited the area. Natural Bridge is a limestone arch thrown across a narrow ravine by nature. Lewiston offers history buffs great opportunities to explore, along with wonderful photographic opportunities including twenty of the town’s structures which are listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. If jagged peaks over 9,000 feet tall, saw tooth ridges, alpine meadows, deep glaciated canyons, and more than 50 mountain lakes and streams are what you’re looking for; the Trinity Alps Wilderness is waiting for you. This 500,000-acre wilderness area is the second largest in California and one of the largest in the United States.

Trinity Lake, the third largest lake in California, has 147 miles of shoreline and is uncrowded even during the summer peak months. The many secluded, tree-lined coves are perfect for anglers and houseboaters. Its crystal clear waters contain a variety of prize fish including trout, smallmouth bass, and King Salmon. Lewiston Lake offers boating, fishing, swimming and camping experiences, while marinas on Trinity Lake also rent houseboats and other types of watercraft. In Southern Trinity County, Ruth Lake offers similar boating and fishing opportunities. All this and more is perfect for a relaxing vacation of a lifetime or just a few days away.

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Trinity Lake
Trinity Lake, the third largest lake in California, is uncrowded even during the peak summer months. Whether you have a ski boat, paddle board, kayak, patio boat, or sailboat, there is always a perfect spot on Trinity Lake.
Joss House State Historic Park
The Joss House is the oldest continuously used Chinese Taoist temple in California and now a state landmark and park. On display are Chinese art objects, pictures, and mining tools.
Historic Weaverville
Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, Weaverville is a nostalgic step back in time. Weaverville’s history began in the 1800s as Chinese men and women came to the region with Euro-Americans, all searching for the abundant gold.
Rafting the Trinity River
The 165-mile long Trinity River can be enjoyed for nearly year-round kayaking, rafting, fishing, and swimming. Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on -class II-V rapids - whether you are a beginner or experienced rafter there is fun for all.
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Trinity Alps, CA 96031
530-623-2121
Please call the Weaverville Ranger Station for info @ 530-623-2121 | Accessible by car: No |Hiking/walking required: Yes | If yes, what distance: 2-3 miles
Trinity County
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Hwy 3
Weaverville, CA 96093
530-365-7500
Water is never far away from the Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway. The route includes Lewiston Lake, Trinity Lake, the Trinity River, and numerous sparkling streams in far Northern California. You will be driving through some of the most beautiful and rugged portions of Trinity and Siskiyou County. Much of the route follows the path of 19th century gold miners and settlers, and offers scenic views of mountainsides, jagged cliffs, and dramatic vistas. The natural place to…
Trinity County
2205
Hwy 299
Redding, CA 96001
530-365-7500
This scenic byway may offer some of the most diverse scenery, botanical variety, wildlife and climatic zones of any drive in far Northern California. The route encompasses from the dryer, warmer Sacramento River Valley to the cool, often foggy Redwood Coast. It features a variety of cultural and historical glimpses of the gold mining, timber, and Native American history along the byway. Starting in Redding, Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum provides a great way to…
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2000 East Fork Road
Trinity Center, CA 96091
530-266-9513
Award winning winery and vineyards located in a scenic mountain valley. Tours, tastings & retail sales. Picnic facilities. Open daily by appt. for tours & tastings. 
Trinity County
5410
1750 Trinity Alps Road
Trinity Center, CA 96091
Family dining on our patio overlooking the Stuart Fork River. Fresh salad bar. Dog friendly. Open Weds - Sat mid-June through Labor Day. Reservations 530-286-2205.
Trinity County
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21720 State Hwy 299
Big Bar, CA 96010
530-623-2834
Located in the center of California's second largest National Forest and Wilderness area on the banks of the wild and scenic Trinity River. Including 58 camping and RV sites, 5 cabins, pool, mini golf, game room, fishing, hunting, volleyball, rafting, kayaking, cable TV , full hook-up and country store. Largest outdoor laser tag in No. California!
Trinity County
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691 Main Street
Weaverville, CA 96093
530-623-5111
Gallery, gift shop and artist studios located on Main Street in Weaverville's historic district, in a beautiful 1893 Victorian home in a park like setting, with inspired gardens. Open year round and featuring a new show each month in the main gallery Visit Facebook: Snyder Highland Foundation/Highland Art Center for upcoming shows and events. Call for current gallery hours.
Trinity County
412
1270 Main St.
Weaverville, CA 96093
530-623-2129
Heated pool, kitchen units available, HBO, in room coffee, refrigerators & microwaves. Free ice. In room Jacuzzis available. BBQ pits in picnic area, coin laundry facility.
Trinity County
5340
31301 Hwy 299
Big Flat, CA 96048
530-623-1990
Located on the beautiful Trinity River, Strawhouse Resorts is a truly stunning setting for your next get-away. We roast organic coffee on site and serve amazing food in a 2,000 sq. ft. straw bale cafe. Lodging choices include cottages, a studio, a yurt and lodge. Perfect for retreats, weddings, family reunions. Private river access.
Trinity County
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1750 Trinity Alps Rd.
Trinity Center, CA 96091
530-286-2205
Family resort with 50 individual cabins, on Stuart Fork River. General store, restaurant, tennis, volleyball, basketball, swimming, fishing. Weddings, retreats, seminars. Open May 15-Sept. 30th.
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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
1699 HWY 273, Anderson, CA 96007 | (P) 530-365-7500 | (F) 530-365-1258
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