The nearby craggy Trinity Alps have considerable areas of solid granite. Several areas that are better known for climbing are
accessed from the Trinity Lake side north of Weaverville such as Granite Peak, Big Boulder Lake and Ycatapom Peak. A couple of climbs are accessed off of the nearby Canyon Creek Trail (see hiking section above). A limestone climb called the Trinity Aretes is located southeast of Burnt Ranch. For more information, you may obtain the new (2001) Falconguide Rock Climbing Northwest California by local author, Steven Mackay, at Hays Bookstore in Weaverville, 530-623-2516.
- East Fork Rd., leaving from the Pigeon Pt. put in is a relatively easygoing road with moderate grades. It is paved for around 4 miles, then turning to gravel. It goes past the historic sites of Helena, Rich Bar and ends at the old townsite of Cooleridge.
- Take Corral Bottom Rd., which leaves Hwy. 299 across from the Big Bar Ranger Station to the top of the ridge, turn to the right and go as far as you wish--great vistas.
- There are numerous local Forest Service roads.
- Weaverville Basin Trail System--many miles of single track bike trails
- Shasta-Trinity National Forest Mountain Biking Page
Several local horsepacking outfitters will take you into the Trinity Alps from the Hobo Gulch or Canyon Creek Trailheads. These services range from 1/2 to multiday trips, or just dropping off your gear.
Popular Local Fishing Holes
- Just downstream from the North Fork Confluence, Park and climb down the hill.
- Hell Hole--2 miles upstream from Big Flat. There is a trail to the river.
- Bottom of Fishtail-- by the "End 50 mph" sign leaving Big Flat and heading east.
- Burnt Ranch Falls
Photo courtesy of Trinity River Guide Service