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Trinity River

Highway 299 between Redding and Eureka, CA /

Level: Beginner /

Class 2-3

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Trinity River Rafting | Big Bar, California

Trinity River rafting trips  are ideal for families and youth groups and are an easier option than most rafting trips on the South Fork American River. Inflatable kayaks may be added to the trip so even the experienced or more adventurous rafter will have plenty of excitement.

Trinity River rafting trips located in Big Bar, CA provide a fun outdoor activity for families with kids ages 7+, and fun whitewater rafting experience for beginners, non-swimmers welcome!

Join us for a half day rafting trip on the Trinity River! This trip features fun and exciting rapids suitable for rafters of all ages and abilities. We offer a morning and afternoon option making it a convenient drive from from Redding, Eureka, and the Coastal Redwoods.

Trips meet at the near Big Bar, California. We will provide the shuttle to/from the river as needed.

Raft California (Tributary Whitewater Tours) operates under a special use permit issued by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

The wildlife and scenery are excellent along the Trinity River or “Hoopa”, as it is called by the local Hoopa tribe. The silent river runner can often sight deer, hawks, eagles, osprey, herons, kingfishers, and the occasional bear, mink or otter.

The area has a rich gold mining history. In 1851, nearly 10,000 miners were working the Trinity River and its side creeks. The total population of California at this time was roughly 50,000 people. Legend has it that many Chinese miners lost their lives in a land slide near the “China Slide” take-out.

Trinity River - 1/2 Day Rafting Trip near Big Bar

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Where should I stay near Big Bar?

The Strawhouse Resort & Cafe is a great place for a short or extended stay. Located in Junction City, CA overlooking the Trinity River.

Meeting Location
Meeting Location:
Strawhouse Resort & Cafe
31301 State HWY 299
Junction City, CA 96048
Near Big Bar, CA