Class II Trinity River, CA

Steel Bridge to Douglas City (Steel Bridge Campground to Douglas City Campground)

Runs swiftly over a gravel lined bed. Many fallen trees create sweep hazards. Some large midstream rocks can provide turbulent swirling currents at high flows, but easy to paddle around at low flows. Popular with fisherman and pleasure boaters alike, the 43 miles of the Wild and Scenic Trinity River from Lewiston to Pigeon Point is a class I and II segment that flows out of the Trinity and Lewiston Lakes. This clear, cold section of the river is world famous for its fly fishing. Paddlers enjoy the narrow valley with Ponderosa Pine, Douglas fir, Oaks, and Madrone trees coating the walls of the canyons. If you would like more adrenaline rush, the waters below Pigeon Point rage at class III-V. Those interested in a more relaxing experience can enjoy the abundant camping options in the area or head for the trail with your friends, horses, or dog. If you would like to stay at the river's edge, you can always swim, fish or do a little gold panning. The river can be accessed from many locations along this stretch of the Trinity River. (BLM)

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day, 6.7 Miles
Notes Recommended levels: 450 to 1000 cfs at Douglas City gage
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Permit No
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Redding Field Office
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater
Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Bob Wick