Hiking Californiaand39;s Trinity Alps Wilderness  by Dennis Lewon

Hiking California's Trinity Alps Wilderness Guide Book

by Dennis Lewon (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Californiaand39;s Trinity Alps Wilderness  by Dennis Lewon
Granite peaks, glacier-carved canyons, lush meadows, sparkling lakes and streams, and a chance for true mountain solitude await hikers and equestrians who find their way to the Trinity Alps tucked away in northwest California. This guide describes hundreds of miles of trails that crisscross the wilderness, covering everything from easy day-hikes to week-long treks.

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Trails from the "Hiking California's Trinity Alps Wilderness" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 51.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 51.

The short route to little Adams Lake makes for a pleasant and easy day trip. It’s also a nice overnight destination for families with young children. My parents started taking my sister and me here ab ...
Callahan, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
The trail to Alpine Lake has a split personality: first comes an easy, mostly level stroll along the shady banks of Stuart Fork, followed by a stiff climb up dry, brush-choked, rocky slopes. Fortunate ...
Weaverville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.6
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This loop takes the scenic route to Granite Lake, a popular destination just 5.3 miles from the Swift Creek Trailhead. The lake sits in a dramatic granite cirque below Gibson Peak, and the short hike- ...
Weaverville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.4
The Bear Lakes basin presents the classic crowd problem caused by too much beautiful scenery too close to the trailhead. Here the problem is exacerbated by the basin’s limited camping opportunities an ...
Callahan, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
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The Billys Peak Trail is the path to take if you’re a fan of big views and you want instant gratification. It’s a stairway hike straight to the top of a 7,000-foot granite perch on the very edge of th ...
Callahan, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
Any description of Bobs Farm Trail must start with a disclaimer: Do not attempt this route if you don’t like steep trails. Mile for mile and switchback for switchback, this is one of the most difficul ...
Weaverville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
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The Boulder Creek Trail ascends gradually along its namesake creek, climbing steadily but not steeply through oak, madrone, incense-cedar, and fir. The path can be used a number of ways: it makes for ...
Callahan, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
Boulder Creek Lakes is a collection of shallow pools and minilakes spread over a wide granite bench that hangs above the west side of the Canyon Creek drainage, just 2 miles off the crowded thoroughfa ...
Weaverville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
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Depending on your point of view, Boulder Lake is either one of the best or one of the worst destinations in the Trinity Alps. If you like maximum scenery for minimum effort, this is your spot. If, on ...
Weaverville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
This leisurely loop is ideal for hikers who place stargazing above peak bagging. Expect lots of meadows, sparkling streams, and idyllic creekside camps. The trail passes within casting distance of sev ...
Callahan, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.5
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All of Canyon Creek’s attractions—waterfalls, sweeping granite cliffs, sparkling lakes, spectacular views, swimming holes of near-perfect proportions—can be found elsewhere in the Trinity Alps. But yo ...
Weaverville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16
The most spectacular place in the Trinity Alps is a matter of some debate among Alps aficionados. But no matter who’s doing the talking, you can bet Caribou Basin will come up for consideration. At 72 ...
Callahan, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 19
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If Grizzly Lake is your idea of heaven, then the China Spring Trail is where you want to be on Judgement Day. A steep 6.7-mile hike will get you in before the gates close. Grizzly Lake, perched on a c ...
Callahan, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.4 miles
The Deer Creek Trail is a useful connecting trail that links Stuart Fork to the Four Lakes Loop. It can also be used to create a number of loops that start and end at Swift Creek and Big Flat Trailhea ...
Weaverville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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How many Boulder lakes can one wilderness have? This group of Boulders (which includes East, Upper, Middle, West, and Lower) is not to be confused with Big and Little Boulder (near Coffee Creek) or Bo ...
Callahan, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10
East Fork Lakes is one of those lost-and-forgotten corners of the Trinity Alps. The small lake is not much more than a little pond, really, tucked up in a pretty but isolated basin on the north side o ...
Weaverville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4
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The East Fork New River is a smaller version of the New River drainage: a deep and shady canyon, dotted with oak and maple and madrone at the lower elevations, that leads up to a rugged, untraveled pi ...
Willow Creek, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 19.8
The Rush Creek Lakes (there are four, plus assorted ponds) are close to Weaverville as the bird flies, but birds are about all you’ll find here on most days. People just don’t seem to believe the kind ...
Weaverville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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The route to Shimmy Lake rises moderately through mixed conifers and open slopes of ceanothus bushes, with sweeping views east over Trinity Lake. The trail skirts marshy, lilypad-covered Lake Eleanor ...
Weaverville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
This loop combines spectacular scenery (Foster Lake) with spectacular solitude (Poison Canyon). It’s an up and down journey, with three deep canyons en route, but there’s ample compensation for your e ...
Weaverville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22
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