Bureau of Land Management National Park Service US Fish and Wildlife Service US Forest Service

Trinity River, California

Managing Agency:

Bureau of Land Management, Redding Field Office
California Resources Agency
Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation
U.S. Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service, Six Rivers National Forest
Yurok Tribe


Designated Reach:

January 19, 1981. From the confluence with the Klamath River to 100 yards below Lewiston Dam. The North Fork from the Trinity River confluence to the southern boundary of the Salmon-Trinity Primitive Area. The South Fork from the Trinity River confluence to the California State Highway 36 bridge crossing. The New River from the Trinity River confluence to the Salmon-Trinity Primitive Area.


Classification/Mileage:

Wild — 44.0 miles; Scenic — 39.0 miles; Recreational — 120.0 miles; Total — 203.0 miles.

Trinity River

Trinity River

This major tributary of California's Klamath River is located in heavily forested, mountainous terrain. The Trinity is noted for its salmon and steelhead fishery resources, as well as its attraction to rafters, kayakers and canoeists. The North and South Forks of the Trinity and the New River are included. The Trinity Wild and Scenic River offers a wide variety of opportunities for fun, family and fishing!