North Fork Trinity River

The proposed Wild and Scenic Rivers flow from the magnificent Trinity Alps Wilderness, providing important habitat for salmon and steelhead migrating to and from the Trinity River, as well as outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities and scenery.

The North Fork Trinity River rises from the Trinity Alps high country and flows south to the Trinity River. The North Fork provides excellent habitat for coho and Chinook salmon, and steelhead. The North Fork’s spectacular scenery, rugged canyon, and waterfalls attracts hikers, backpackers, anglers, and hunters. The river also offers class IV-V whitewater boating opportunities. The watershed provides habitat for Pacific fisher, marten, wolverine, bald eagle, spotted owl, and Peregrine falcon.

The river is recommended for protection by the Forest Service.

Management Agency: U.S. Forest Service ~ Shasta-Trinity National Forests

Location: Trinity County, CA 2nd Congressional District

Watershed: Trinity River

Proposed Wild & Scenic River Miles: 27.7 miles

Outstanding Values: Anadromous fisheries, ecological, wildlife, recreation, scenery