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Designation: USFS Scenic Byway
Length, One-Way: 120 Miles (200.0 Kilometers)
Time: 3 + Hours

General Information

Description - Numerous vistas of outstanding natural attractions are along this designated U.S. Forest Service Scenic Byway, which climbs from 2,000 feet to 6,500 feet. A major portion of the route follows the path of early miners and settlers. It is a great introduction to the scenic beauty, rich history, and resource management activities of the area. If you choose to drive the entire route, allow for a full day.

Attractions - The Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway begins on Highway 3 in Weaverville climbing 4,500 feet enroute to Edgewood. The historic byway offers views west to the Trinity Alps and east to Trinity Divide County, a pristine sub-alpine region. Segments of Siskiyou County and Trinity County are probed. Hiking opportunities exist along this 120-mile scenic byway.

Recreation - The Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway is known for it's historical and scenic attractions.

Climate - Climate in the Shasta-Cascade Region varies greatly with elevation. Higher elevations tend to have much cooler temperatures and higher precipitation. Summer weather is usually hot and dry with lower elevation temperatures ranging from 85 - 100+ degrees F and lows from 60 - 70 degrees F. Fall days are usually mild and warm, with cool nights. Winter is when most of the precipitation falls, averaging over 55 inches per year, much of it in the form of snow in the high elevations. Highs range from 40 - 60 degrees F and lows from 30 - 40 degrees F in the lower elevations. Spring weather is variable with many pleasant days.

Location - Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway is located in the Shasta-Cascade Region of Northern California traveling along Highway 3 from Weaverville to Edgewood.

The route begins on Highway 3 then leaves 3 to follow a loop to Lewiston and back around to Highway 3. Follow Highway 3 past Trinity Center and Coffee Creek until it splits. Follow signs to Edgewood. The byway ends at Edgewood and the junction with Interstate 5 north of the town of Mt. Shasta.

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Additional Information:
California Scenic Byways - California offers one All American Road, two National Scenic Byways, and well over 50 state and National Forest designated scenic byways.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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