Located in Big Bar, CA, we provide a fun outdoor activity for families with kids ages 7+, and fun whitewater rafting experience for beginners, non-swimmers welcome!
Join us for a half day rafting trip on the Trinity River! This trip features fun and exciting rapids suitable for rafters of all ages and abilities. We offer a morning and afternoon option making it a convenient drive from from Redding, Eureka, and the Coastal Redwoods.
Trips meet at the near Big Bar, California. We will provide the shuttle to/from the river as needed.
Tributary Whitewater Tours operates under a special use permit issued by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.
The wildlife and scenery are excellent along the Trinity River or “Hoopa”, as it is called by the local Hoopa tribe. The silent river runner can often sight deer, hawks, eagles, osprey, herons, kingfishers, and the occasional bear, mink or otter.
The area has a rich gold mining history. In 1851, nearly 10,000 miners were working the Trinity River and its side creeks. The total population of California at this time was roughly 50,000 people. Legend has it that many Chinese miners lost their lives in a land slide near the “China Slide” take-out.