Saturday, November 15, 2008


Trinity River, California - Whitewater Overview.

Kayaking, Rafting & Canoeing Guide - Trinity County & Humboldt County, California, USA.

Whitewater paddleboating runs on the Trinity River and its tributaries (Indian Creek, Canyon Creek, New River, Hayfork Creek).

Whitewater Runs on Trinity River - locations of put-ins.

      River & Run name (whitewater class).

Upper Trinity River.
A. Trinity River Tangle Blue Ck to Clair Engle (III-IV)
B. Coffee Creek (III-IV)
C. Stuart's Fork Lower (III)

Lower Trinity River (including Indian Creek, EF-NF Trinity, Canyon Ck, New River).
D. Trinity River Lewiston to Junction City (II)
E. Indian Creek Upper Run, class IV+, ~4 miles.
F. Browns Creek (II-IVp)
G. Trinity River Pigeon Point Run (III). Rodeo Playboating Spot.
H. Trinity River Burnt Ranch Gorge Run (V)
I. Trinity River Salyer Run (II)
J. Canyon Creek (III-IV)
K. Trinity River EF of the NF (III)
L. New River Denny Run (III-IV)

SF Trinity & Hayfork Creek.
M. Trinity River SF Klondike Mine Run (III)
N. Trinity River SF Hyampom Valley Run (II)
O. Trinity River SF Surprise Creek Run (IV)
P. Trinity River SF Bridge to Confluence Run (II)
Q. Hayfork Creek Upper Run (III)
R. Hayfork Creek Hwy 36 to Gemmil Gulch (I-II)
S. Hayfork Creek EF to Carr Creek (III)
T. Hayfork Creek - Hayfork Run (II)
U. Hayfork Creek - Hwy 3 to Jud Creek (IV)

Trinity River Map - put-in locations for whitewater runs.

• Click Topo button for topographic map. More instructions for map users.
• Full screen river map - see below.

Full-Screen River Map: Trinity River put-in locations.
Markers on the river map show locations of put-ins listed above (A, B, etc).
Point or DoubleClick on the markers to see their names.
Click on the Topo button to see the topographic map.

Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.

Trinity River Whitewater Directory.
(Display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

Printed Guidebooks - Trinity River.

Best Whitewater in California, 3rd Edition 1998. (pg 32-50)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, 3rd Edition 1995. (pg.199-218)
Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (pg. 140-149)
Paddling Northern California by Charlie Pike. (pg. 89-104)
Western Whitewater From the Rockies to the Pacific, 1994. (pg. 369-375)
West Coast River Touring - Rogue River Canyon and South, 1974. (describes Trinity River, Canyon Creek, New River, Hayfork Creek)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Whitewater River Trip Reports.

Please send in reports on your Trinity River trips. I will gladly post or link to your whitewater paddleboating trip reports, especially if boating photos and/or videos are provided.
Fork Trinity River kayaking: Three Bears Run - North Coast Paddling 13feb2010.

Canyon Creek, Trinity River tributary - Trinity Alps Photo jan2008.
East Branch of the North Fork Trinity River - Trinity Alps Photo dec2008.
Indian Creek, Trinity River tributary - Trinity Alps Photo dec2008.
Upper New River, Trinity River tributary - Trinity Alps Photo jan2008.
Upper Trinity River - Trinity Alps Photo march2009.
Coffee Creek - Trinity Alps Photo dec2007.
Stuarts Fork Lower - Trinity Alps Photo march2009.
Browns Creek - Trinity Alps Photo march2009.
Trinity River Trip photos - rparsons may2007.
Canyon Creek 050808 video - schrekenspoof.
Trinity River SF, Sandy Bar to Confluence - daysontheriver 17may2006.
Burnt Ranch Gorge, Trinity
River video - willvolpert 13june2007.

Whitewater River Recreation & Conservation.

• Parts of the Trinity River and New River are protected within the USA National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program.
Trinity River Conservation & Recreation Directory. (Display options - alphabetical 100. Section 1=whitewater, 2=rafting, 3=conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=local-info)

More information:
Using these whitewater river paddleboating guides - BRT Kayaking.
• Rivers & creeks nearby: Klamath River, Cal Salmon River, Van Duzen River, Klamath River Valley Region.
California Whitewater River Guides for kayakers, canoeists & rafters.

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