Top Adventures in Trinity Center

  • Hike to Boulder Lakes

    The upper lake (Little Boulder) is warm and perfect for swimming later in the summer. There are fairly large trout in this lake. The lower lake is bigger and has an abundance of campsites. If you want a bit more solitude, the trail continues furth...

    3.9 miles 859 ft gain

  • Backpack to Bear Basin and The Four Lakes Loop

    Day 1 Swift Creek Trail Head to Bear BasinThe trip begins at the Swift Creek trailhead in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Permits are very easy to get, just stop by the Ranger station in Weaverville, CA. They are free and can be self-issued in front ...

    30.1 miles

  • Backpack Swift Creek

    After the first set of switchbacks, you'll emerge in Mumford Meadows. A few switchbacks later and you'll be stunned by the huge granite cliffs. There some great spots to camp - if you cross the stream (perfect for filtering water) you'll find some...

    18.1 miles 3769 ft gain

  • Camp at Hayward Flat on Trinity Lake

    We drove all around Trinity Lake and this was the best campground we found! Located right on Trinity Lake you will find Hayward Flat Campground.  From Weaverville California you will follow highway 3 north about 20 miles. Then take a right on Hayw...

  • Backpack Stony Ridge in the Trinity Alps

    The Trinity Alps has miles and miles of beautiful trails, but one of the more stunning sections is the Four Lakes Loop. There are two main trail heads that access the trail. Long Canyon Trail and Stony Ridge Trail both are both beautiful but Stony...

    16.5 miles 4500 ft gain

  • Hike to Stoddard Lake

    The trail is a bit rocky, so wear sturdy hiking boots or trail runners. While your elevation gain is only 800 total, you will travel upwards of 1,982ft in elevation given the ups and downs of the trail. At mile 1.75, there is a spring that feeds i...

    8 miles 1982 ft gain

  • Backpack Stuart Fork to Emerald and Sapphire Lake

    The Stuart Fork to Emerald and Sapphire Lakes trail features many beautiful lakes, meadows, and an area that resembles a jungle. Dogs are able to use this trail. This trail can be done as a day hike, an overnight, or a three-day backpacking trip. ...

    25 miles 4448 ft gain

  • Hike to the Caribou Lakes, Shasta-Trinity Alps

    Hike through the most majestic and unforgettable mountain ranges, alpine terrains, glacier lakes outside of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California. Yes, it's a long drive there and a lengthy hike, but if you have any doubts about whether this is...

    16 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Backpack the Stuart Fork Trail to Emerald and Sapphire Lakes

    The trail begins just past the Trinity Alps Resort, a private collection of cabins near Weaverville, CA. Hikers wanting an early start can spend the night at the Bridge Camp Campground, located next to the trailhead.The path starts out wide and le...

    30 miles 4576 ft gain

  • Hike Stuart Fork to Alpine Lake

    Nestled in the heights of the Trinity Alps, this hike to Alpine Lake is not for the faint of heart.Before embarking on this adventure call the Weaverville Ranger station to check snow levels as well as the flow of the Stuart Fork River. If you ar...

    20 miles 6000 ft gain

  • Hike the Tangle Blue Lake Trail

    The Tangle Blue Lake Trail runs alongside a creek, and the trail leads right through Messner's cabin site. The hike goes through lush, green meadows. When you get to the lake, be weary of mud on the east side. The lake is gorgeous and warm enough ...

    6.1 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Backpack to the Canyon Creek Lakes

    Numerous starting points with over 550 miles of trail and easily 50+ different featured trails depending on length and what type of activity you are are looking for. One of the more popular trails, and rightfully so, is Canyon Creek Lakes Trail. T...

    16 miles 2600 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Trinity Center, California

      Trinity Lake Koa

    • Trinity Center, California

      Mary Smith Campground

      Overview Mary Smith Campground is located off County Road 105, two miles north of the town of Lewiston, CA. This campground offers excellent fishing and tent camping. This campground was picked a...

    • Hayward Flat Road

      Hayward Flat

      Overview Hayward Flat is one of the most popular campgrounds on Trinity Lake, offering excellent lake access and plenty of shade from Ponderosa pines and Douglas firs. Located on one of the best ar...

    • Granite Peak Road

      Bushytail

      Overview Bushytail Campground is nestled in a grove of tall Douglas firs and Ponderosa Pines, just a short distance from Trinity Lake. This campground makes an excellent base for enjoying a variety...

    • Granite Peak Road

      Minersville Campground

      Overview This campground, located 17 miles north of Weaverville, CA, off Highway 2, is situated on the Stuart Fork Arm of Trinity Lake. Minersville is one of the more popular campgrounds on Trinity...

    • Trinity Center, California

      Stoney Group Shasta Trinity

      Overview Stoney Group Campground is nestled on the banks of Stoney Creek on the Stuart Fork Arm of Trinity Lake. This group camp can accommodate up to 60 people with tents. The sites are given some...

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