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Description - This major tributary of California's Klamath River is located in heavily forested, mountainous terrain. The lower river flows through the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation. The North and South Forks of the Trinity and the New River are included

Attractions - This major tributary of California's Klamath River is located in heavily forested, mountainous terrain. The lower river flows through the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation. The North and South Forks of the Trinity and the New River are included.

Designated Wild and Scenic Sections: From the confluence with the Klamath River to 100 yards below Lewiston Dam. The North Fork from the Trinity River confluence to the southern boundary of the Salmon-Trinity Primitive Area. The South Fork from the Trinity River confluence to the California State Highway 36 bridge crossing. The New River from the Trinity River confluence to the Salmon-Trinity Primitive Area.
Wild -- 44.0 miles; Scenic -- 39.0 miles; Recreational -- 120.0 miles; Total -- 203.0 miles.

Recreation - This river offers river water sports, fishing and wildlife viewing.

Climate - Days in California are typically clear with less than 25 percent humidity. Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average high of 85 degrees F and a low of 50 degrees F respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60 degrees F, and freezing nights. It occasionally snows at higher elevations. Summers are hot, over 100 degrees F during the day and not cooling much below 75 degrees F until the early morning.

Location - The Trinity River is located in northwest California, west of Redding.


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Additional Information:
California Rivers - This section mainly describes California's designated Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Shasta Cascade Region - The Shasta Cascade Region of northeast California is a land of dense conifer forests, volcanic landscapes, and few people. It features five national forests, five state parks, four state historic parks, and two state recreation areas.

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