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Ideal Overnight for Young Kids!
Difficulty: Beginner
Rating: Class 2-3
Minimum Age: 8 for Class 3 / 5 for Class 2
Length: 18 miles, 2 days
Season: May-July
Elevation: 1100-1375 Ft
Price: Starting at $359 [ VIEW PRICES ]
Location: Highway 299 between Redding and Eureka, Ca
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Trinity River Rafting

AT-A-GLANCE FACTS

Ideal Overnight for Young Kids!
Difficulty: Beginner
Rating: Class 2-3
Minimum Age: 8 for Class 3 / 5 for Class 2
Length: 18 miles, 2 days
Season: May-July
Elevation: 1100-1375 Ft
Price: Starting at $359 [ VIEW PRICES ]
Location: Highway 299 between Redding and Eureka, Ca
[ MAP & DIRECTIONS ]
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Trinity River Rafting | Big Bar, California

Class 2-3+

Trinity River rafting trips located in Big Bar, CA 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 Trinity Adventure Park in Junction City, near Big Bar, California. We will provide the shuttle to/from the river as needed. Looking for somewhere to stay? The park also offers camping accommodations and RV hook ups. 

Tributary Whitewater Tours (dba: raftcalifornia.com) operates under permit issued by the Big Bar Ranger District of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

More about the Trinity River:

The main Trinity River, is the largest tributary of the Klamath, but it is a mighty river of its own. The Trinity River’s best white water stretches are downstream of the North Fork Trinity confluence. Historic gold mining remnants are left behind, and the scenery is more lush and green as the river flows through the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

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.

Trinity River Rafting Trip Options

Family rafting near the Redwoods

Difficulty: Beginner
Rating: Class 2-3+
Minimum Age: 5 years for Class 2, 7-8 years for Class 3
Length: 9-11 miles
Time: 9:30am
Price: Starting at $89

Includes Lunch!

Our 1/2 day Trinity River Rafting trip is great for those visiting the Northern California Redwoods and Shasta National Forests. Trips are offered daily in the summer months, 2 a day in the AM and the PM. Lunch is not …[ FIND OUT MORE ]