Trinity River

Highway 299 between Redding and Eureka, CA /

Level: Beginner /

Class 2-3

Fun & Exciting Trips!

Meeting Location

Trinity Adventure Park
31030 CA-299
Junction City, CA 96048

Near Big Bar

Area Information

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 Trinity Adventure Park in Junction City, near Big Bar, California. We will provide the shuttle to/from the river as needed. Looking for somewhere to stay? The park also offers camping accommodations and RV hook ups.

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 Canyon Lodge – 27025 Highway 299 West, Junction City, CA, 96048. (530)-623-6318.
  • Forty Niner Gold Country Inn – 718 Main Street / Hwy 299, Weaverville, CA, 96093. (530)-623-4937.
  • Bigfoot Motel – 39039 California 299, Willow Creek, CA 95573. (530)-629-2142.
  • Red Hill Motel/Cabins – 50 Red Hill Road, Weaverville, CA 96093. (530)-623-4331.
  • Motel Trinity – 1270 Main Street, Weaverville, CA 96093, (877)-623-5454 or (530)-623-2129
  • The Willow Creek Motel – Willow Creek, (530) 629-2922.
  • Weaverville Victorian Inn – 2051 Main St, Weaverville, CA 96093. (530)-623-4432.
  • Del Loma Village Travel Park – 21720 Hwy 299, Big Bar, CA 96010. (530)-623-2834.
  • Trinity Canyon Lodge – 27025 Highway 299 West, Junction City, California 96048. (530)-623-6318.
  • Red Hill Motel/Cabins – 50 Red Hill Road, Weaverville, CA 96093. (530)-623-4331.
  • Coho Cottages – 76 Willow Road, Willow Creek, CA 95573. (800)-672-1511 or (530)-629-4000
  • Trinity River Adventure Park – 31030 State Highway 299, Big Bar, California. (530)-623-3964.
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest – Beautiful camping areas that reflect the diversity of the forest landscape, ranging widely from low to high elevation, lakeside to forested and primitive to developed.
  • Six Rivers National Forest – Beautiful camping areas that range widely from low to high elevation, riverside to forested, and primitive to developed.  Most of the campsites tend to be directed toward the more primitive camping experience

The Trinity Alps Wilderness, Trinity and Six Rivers National Forest surround the area, providing fishing, hiking, camping and swimming. Though the fastest access is via I5 and Hwy 299, the coastal route via Hwy 101 provides a change of scenery and Redwood state parks.