A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity Guide Book

by Mark White (Wilderness Press)
A Hiking and Backpacking Guide Trinity Alps and Vacinity  by Mark White

336pp/maps/desc/pics
ISBN: 9780899975016

The Trinity Alps mountain range in the northwest corner of California forms a rugged divide, tucked between the Coast Ranges and the Cascades in a half-million acres of wilderness. Nearby Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Russian Wilderness, and Castle Crags Wilderness all offer miles of trails and recreation areas to explore. The fifth edition of this classic hiking guide, in print for more than 25 years, has been completely revamped and now covers not only trails and cross-country routes in the Alps but in the nearby recreation lands. It contains descriptions of 48 of the best day hikes and backpack trips, and has all-new maps and elevation profiles for each specially selected hike. Over 600 miles of trail and cross-country routes are covered in this most comprehensive recreation guide to the area.

© 2010 Mark White/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 48.
... Preview: Pleasant Adams Lake is only a half-hour horseback ride or an hour-plus hike from a trailhead along the Coffee Creek Road. A long time ago, off-road vehicles had access to the lake, which seems hard to ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Weaverville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Big Duck and Little Duck lakes, along with nearby Horseshoe Lake, are some of the prettiest lakes in the Russian Wilderness. Although the distance from the trailhead to the lakes is minimal, much of t ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Callahan, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: Big Bear Lake, along with off-trail companions Little Bear, Wee Bear, and Log lakes, are the easternmost of all the Trinity Alps lakes. Thanks to a 4-mile jog of the wilderness area boundary, these fo ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Weaverville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: Reaching Bingham Lake requires only an hour of your time but a gallon of your sweat. Most of the route is along the mild to moderate grade of an old road with excellent views much of the way. Although ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Callahan, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Two different trails lead to scenic Boulder Creek Falls, a dramatic 81- foot-high waterfall tucked into a narrow and shady canyon. The 2.75- mile-long trail featured by the Park Service follows the cr ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Redding, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: On this trip you’ll probably hear coyotes yelping at night, see deer grazing in the meadows around sunrise or sunset, or even spot a bear. Raptors, including golden eagles and several species of hawks ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Trinity Center, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: Anglers will love this trip—at least when they’re fishing. When they’re toiling up the last, brutally steep, crumbling half mile of trail to the crest above Battle Creek, however, they may feel differ ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Trinity Center, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: Lower Brandy Creek and Upper Brandy Creek falls will thrill you in the spring, when peak flows swell the creek and create a show of watery splendor. The moderate climb is a bit strenuous, but the over ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Redding, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This trip samples the sights and activities that make the Trinity Alps unique and marvelous. Thompson Peak, highest of the Alps, soars in snowcapped splendor above the deep, blue waters of Canyon Cree ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Weaverville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.6
... Preview: Boulder Creek basin and the lovely lakes that mirror the serrated peaks above are a mere 2 miles off the heavily traveled Canyon Creek Lakes Trail, but receive far fewer visitors than the much more po ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Junction City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.8
... Preview: Talk to any old-timer about the Trinity Alps, and you’re sure to hear about a pack trip to Caribou Basin in the “good ol’ days,” a story likely to include prodigious numbers of trout as long as your a ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Forks of Salmon, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.6
... Preview: This trip is one of extremes. Beautiful Castle Lake, at the beginning of the trip, draws hordes of fervent worshippers who drive the paved road every summer day to boat, fish, or swim in the water, or ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Mount Shasta, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: This trip follows a shortcut to Grizzly Lake. The only positive aspect to the grueling, hot, and dry climb over the Salmon River divide is that at least there’s some shade on the north side. Get an ea ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Callahan, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14 miles
... Preview: The dramatic, well-named Castle Crags are seen by thousands of disinterested motorists streaming down Interstate 5 every day. Far, far fewer souls turn off the highway to take a closer look, and only ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Castella, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The Four Lakes Loop circles 8162-foot Siligo Peak, switchbacking over three spur ridges in the process and visiting Luella, Diamond, Summit, and Deer lakes. Along the way are views in all directions o ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Weaverville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: This is a strenuous trip, involving almost 12,000 feet of elevation change and the crossing of four major ridge systems. Some sections of trail are steep and rough, while others are hard to find and f ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Weaverville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 19.7
... Preview: In 9 miles from Weaverville to the trailhead you climb 5000 vertical feet. The last 1.7 miles are on one-lane road, hanging rather precariously on steep-sided Weaver Bally Mountain. Another 0.9 mile p ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Weaverville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The trails highlighted in this trip are most popular with thru-hikers on their way from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. Otherwise, these trails don’t receive much attention, which is unfo ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Castella, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: From the traverse of the ridge west of Deer Creek canyon you have truly magnificent views across to Siligo Peak, Luella Lake, and most of the central Trinity Alps. By adding two or three days and near ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Weaverville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 17.2
... Preview: Five miles of steep, nearly uninterrupted climbing deter a lot of people from the 8091-foot summit of Granite Peak, one of the highest peaks in the eastern Trinity Alps, and the highest with a maintai ... From the guidebook "A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity"
Weaverville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10 miles