TRINITY COUNTY
California

Where the Western Spirit Still Lives on the Edge of Wild

Trinity is the home of the Trinity Alps Wilderness with 48 alpine lakes and the Pacific Crest Trail. The Trinity Alps is the second largest wilderness in California. 

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is the largest forest in California. Enjoy an amazing outdoor experience with uncrowded beauty.

  • Gold Rush History

Trinity County is rich with the western history of the California gold rush, Native Americans, and over a century of logging and mining.

The Jake Jackson Museum is home to a workable steam-operated Paymaster Stampmill. The museum host many living history days throughout the year, including July 4, Hammer-in, and Dutch Oven Cook-off.

The Taoist Temple Joss House in Weaverville is the oldest active Chinese Temple in California. 

Experience Trinity by attending an festival or community event. Browse our calendar of events and check back often for additions. (Click Search for a detailed listing)

Weaverville’s Frontier Day in May is a popular celebration.

The La Grange Mountain Bike Classic race is held in June and bring riders from across the nation.

Trinity has numerous sites to choose from for a quiet and scenic experience outdoors.  

Enjoy camping at Lewiston Lake, Trinity Lake, Ruth Lake, and our national forests.

A fun outdoor “camping” experience is houseboating on Trinity Lake. Trinity Lake is the third largest reservoir in California. 

  • The Arts

Trinity has an diverse and fun arts community with galleries, the Trinity County Arts Council‘s Artists-in-Action in September, a monthly Arts Cruise, and the exceptional art campus at the Highland Art Center

The Trinity Performing Arts Center and smaller venues throughout the county hosts local and renowned musicians.

Trinity County is one of the larger counties in California. At 150 miles (242km) long by 100 miles (161km) wide, we have a lot of forested, curvy mountain roads in between. 

If the vehicle for your California adventure is a motorcycle, then you are going to love Trinity! Our curvy road are a favorite of riders

Trinity County may be a tad remote, but we are worth your time to visit. Within one hour from Redding, you enter a region that is uncrowded, slow-paced, and absolutely breath-taking. Your mind will calm and your spirit will renew. 

Redding Airport offers commercial airline service and our scenic byway roads will surprise you around every turn. 

Trinity is a perfect stop over between the Redwoods and Lassen Volcanic National Park.

  • Learn More

You can find more ideas to help plan your trip to Trinity from a wonderful collection of articles by our local newspaper staff writers

The writers are active explorers of Trinity County and love sharing their new finds and adventures.

You can also browse our sample itineraries for one, two, or three days or more stays in Trinity County

Trinity offers many lodging options. Some are rustic, while others give visitors a posh experience. Some are near water. Others are nestled in the pine trees.

Find the spot that is perfect for you.