Hiking & Packing


Nearby Weaverville is the gateway to the 517,000-acre Trinity Alps Wilderness Area, the second largest designated wilderness in California. This vast primitive area is laced with trails, rivers, forests, and peaks, where you could literally hike for months without exhausting all the possible trails. Most of the major trailheads into the Alps are within an hour’s drive of the Lodge, leading you to spectacular hiking, backpacking, and stock packing without the crowds of the Sierra Nevada. Most of the mountain streams of the Alps feed the Trinity River, while some flow northward into the Klamath River watershed.

Trails into the Trinity Alps also offer day hikes with a variety of topography, wildlife and scenery. The Rush Creek, Canyon Creek, Stuarts Fork, and Swift Creek trails put you into pristine wilderness within easy walking distance of the trailheads. The Weaverville Basin Trail System is even more accessible, providing pleasant, scenic hiking and biking right from Weaverville.

For a spectacular photo gallery of the Trinity Alps click here.

Trinity County Trails and Day Hikes
Weaverville Basin Trail System
Shasta Trinity National Forest