The Trinity River is designated a National Wild & Scenic River for a very good reason–the river and the surrounding scenery are absolutely spectacular. Experiencing the Trinity up close and personal in a raft or kayak is the best way, and the waters vary from Class I and II for casual drifting and gentle rapids to Class IV and V extreme challenges for the daredevil experts. The Upper Trinity, where we are located, is all Class I and II and just right for family outings and those who want a few “quick spots” but nothing requiring advanced skills. The Lodge does not rent rafts or kayaks, but we can match you up with an experienced, trustworthy outfitter for either “paddle your own” or guided trips. Our own private launch area in the “backyard” makes the logistics of an outing on the river especially easy–either start or end your day on the river at the Lodge.
The white water rafting/kayaking on the Trinity begins at the mouth of the North Fork which is about 20 miles downstream from the Lodge. The stretch from the North Fork to Big Bar includes five or six Class III, as well as some easy drifting sections. Both guided and self-guided trips are available. Burnt Ranch Gorge, beginning at Cedar Flat & ending at the Hawkins Bar river access is Class IV and V– for experts only.
Check out the California Whitewater Guide to Rafting and Kayaking for Trinity River routes, access points and classes.
Whatever your skill level, we can match you up with the right outfitter or guide. For more information just give us a call at 530-623-6294.