Virgin Creek & New 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.

From its source in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, Virgin Creek cuts its way through bedrock and flows over numerous waterfalls on its journey to the New River. These streams support one of the largest remaining populations of rare summer steelhead in California and provides excellent opportunities for primitive recreation in the scenic Trinity Alps Wilderness. The New River also offers class III-V whitewater boating opportunities. The streams are 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: 15 miles

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