Nearby fishing: Trinity River fishing starts with our spring run Salmon season in June. July and August are the best months for these big king (Chinook) Salmon. Back trolling plugs or back bouncing Roe are proven methods for fishing these beauties. September is when our fall run King Salmon arrive followed closely by our fall Steelhead and a fall run of Coho Salmon. The Trinity also has a nice Brown trout population we can target all year, some of these guys get over 10 lbs. We fish for King Salmon until the first of November with October being the combo month where we fish for Steelhead and Salmon on the same trip. The arrival of the Steelhead in October is the beginning of our fly fishing season.
The Trinity River is located in Northwest California 40 miles west of interstate 5 on highway 299 west. The old stagecoach town of Weaverville attracts many with a flair for antiques, gold mining, whitewater rafting and a touch of the “old west”. Junction City is 8 miles west of Weaverville on highway 299. When you leave the interstate slow down and enjoy Trinity County, one of California’s best kept secrets. The half million acre Trinity Alps Wilderness Area can be seen from highway 299 looking north and the crystal clear Trinity River flows along the highway for miles.
Fly-fishing in the streams flowing from the Alps offers some of the finest freestone streams in the world. As the river flows out of Lewiston Lake into the world-famous fly-fishing section (catch and release) one encounters German Browns, Steel head and Rainbow in great abundance. The spring and fall King salmon runs will thrill any angler. Excellent fishing guides are available to help you obtain the "catch of the season" for the beginner through the expert. Classes are also available on casting and fly tying.
Cycling: World Endurance Mountain Biking Organization (WEMBO) race held this year in Weaverville, less than 20 miles away.
Water sports: Trinity Lake offers fast boats for skiing. Water-skiers find the "glassy" water excellent and swimmers love the warm water. And it's uncrowded even during summer peak months. The Trinity River offers great stretches for drifting, canoeing, kayaking and inner tubing. You can take a rafting or whitewater trip (Class Two and Class Three). For summer swimming holes try the many sub branches to the Trinity River. Check out the Carrivlle ponds, ultra clear water and full sun and never crowded!
Walk across the historic Trinity bridge-1901
Visit the Trinity river hatchery in Lewiston just 1 mile from the inn. Kids love it!
Snow sports: Forest Service lists 18 different cross-country ski routes! All are easily accessible and close by. Also snowmobiling and dog sledding. Have you tried snowshoes yet?
Golf and Country Club in Weaverville.
Auto touring the designated scenic byways and historic drives. Motorists enjoy the beauty of Trinity River's dramatic canyon walls and crystal waters.
If you've got the "gold rush" bug, there's an abundance of gold mining relics, antiques, gold mines, wash mills and assorted ruins. And there's still gold in "them there hills!"