Recreation | Trinity County Highlights | Historical Background
- Trinity River: Known for salmon fishing from June through October and Steelhead in fall. A "fly only" section of the river is designated below Lewiston.
- Trinity Lake: Noted as one of the state's best bass fisheries, Trinity Lake also supports rainbow-brown trout. The county's largest body of water, Trinity (Clair Engle) Lake is located north of Weaverville on Highway 3.
- Lewiston Lake: A favorite of fly fisherman, Lewiston Lake's cold waters (created by monitored releases from Trinity Lake) support rainbow, brown and brook trout.
- Mad, Eel, Van Duzen Rivers: Located in the southern part of Trinity County, these highly regarded salmon/steelhead rivers are mainly fished in the fall and winter months.
- Stoddard/McDonald Lake Trail: Three mile hike through meadows and dense forest culminates at these two lakes. The hike is characterized by level terrain and beautiful scenery; to get there, take Highway 3 north to the gravel road, 3 miles past Coffee Creek Ranger Station.
- Eleanor/Shimmey Lake Trail: Easy day hike that passes by Lake Eleanor and reaches Lake Shimmey about three and a half miles from the trailhead. Swift Creek Road to Lake Eleanor Road.
- Granite Peak Trail: Steep, demanding trail of 4.6 miles takes the hiker to the top of Granite Peak and an incredible view. Highway 3 to Granite Peak Road (just before the Mule Creek guard station).