Upper Trinity Class III+ Whitewater Trips (Most Popular)

Put-in: Juction City/Helena
Take-out: Big Flat
Difficulty: Class III+
Length: 7.5 miles

The tiny rafting town of Big Flat in Trinity county is home to one of California’s premier family friendly, beginner to intermediate whitewater runs, Pigeon Point. Everyone is guaranteed to get wet and have fun on these full and half day trips. The Pigeon Point Run on the Trinity River is a fun and splashy Class III+ day trip, with some of the best rock jumping, wildlife viewing, and swimming spots in the Western US. This trip is our most popular whitewater adventure with plenty of exhilarating rapids, pristine swimming holes, and gorgeous sandy beaches. An organic deli style lunch and drinks are included in the full day.  Snacks are provided for the half days. A professional photographer from Serendipity Snapshots takes pictures of you when we charge the big one!  Wetsuits, booties, neoprene socks, and splash jackets are all available for no extra charge. The recommended minimum age for this section is 7+.

  • Full Day (10 am): $110.00/adult $100.00/youth (12 and under)
  • Half Day (11:00am and 1:00pm): $90.00/adult $80.00/youth (12 and under)

We also offer an advanced inflatable kayaking option for anyone wanting more adventure on any of these trips! Participants must be at least 15 years old, previous experience recommended.  Please request the IKs in advance!

Upper Trinity Scenic Class II Trips

Put-in: Big Flat or Del Loma
Take-out: French Creek or Cedar Flat
Difficulty: Class II+
Length: 8 miles

This more mellow and scenic trip on the prestine Trinity River is only a little ways inland from the Redwood Coastal Hwy 101. These trips takes you to amazing swimming spots, and a several fun class II-II+ rapids, and plenty of wildlife viewing chances! Many people fall in love with the Trinity River and get hooked on rafting with these runs.  These trips are perfect for those with younger children and more cautious adults.

  • Full Day Trips (10am): $110.00/adult $100.00/youth (12 and under)
  • Half Day (11:00am): $90.00/adult $80.00/youth (12 and under)

We also offer this as an inflatable kayak trip for the same price.  Participants should be at least 12 years old, but no experience is necessary.  Please reserve IKs in advance of your trip.

Trinity River Hydrology Report

3 Day Whitewater Kayak School

When: July 28th, 29th, 30th  2023

Where: Trinity River hwy 299. Skunk Point campground.

*Includes camping for 2 nights.

***We will meet on day 1 at the 6 Rivers Rafting Office at 38400 CA HWY 299, Junction City, CA 96048***

Who: 6 River Rafting Guests with Ashlee Rice ACA level 4 instructor 

What: WW kayak clinic for class 2 to class 3 kayakers looking to improve and refine your: 

  • Stroke work
  • Balance and stability 
  • Maneuvering in rapids 
  • Reading the river
  • Scouting rapids 
  • Surfing
  • Lessons in hydrology
  • Roll tune ups
  • Build confidence
  • Play and have fun!

 All kayakers are welcome to join, including inflatable kayakers and pack rafters

What you need: The 5 things + 

  • Boat
  • Paddle
  • Helmet
  • Skirt
  • PFD
  • Dry top/Wetsuit/Splash top
  • Good shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Camping equipment (tent,sleeping pad, sleeping bag, head lamp)
  • Food, snacks, and drinks (water provided) 

*Please inquire if you need to rent any items at the time of registration.

*Food not included.

Is it for Me?

This whitewater kayaking clinic will be held on predominantly class 2 whitewater, with a possibility of class 3, depending on class breakdowns. Having some prior experience in class 2 rapids is beneficial. A combat roll is preferred but not mandatory. If you are looking to improve your skills on the river this will be an appropriate clinic for you!

Cost per person: $425

Book online or call now 707 599 4221 to reserve your spot in this class!

Lower Trinity Scenic Class II Trip

Put-in: Bigrock or Red Rock
Take-out: Tish Tang or Weitchipec
Difficulty: Class II+
Length: 8 miles

Willow Creek is the launching point for many scenic river trips on the pristine Trinity River. This more mellow and scenic trip on the lower Trinity River is a short 45 minute drive from the Redwood Coastal Hwy 101. This trip takes you through deep canyons, amazing swimming spots, and a few fun class II rapids! Many people fall in love with the Trinity River on this run.  We do require a minimum of 4.

  • Full Day Trips Only (10am): $135.00/adult $125.00/youth (12 and under)

We also offer this as an inflatable kayak trip for the same price. Participants should be at least 10+ years old, no experience necessary.

Dinner Trips


Put-In: Lower or Upper Trinity River
Difficulty: Class III or II

Find solitude and peace on a beautiful stretch of the Trinity river. Waterfalls, wildlife, evening swimming, sunsets, & crystal clear blue water makes for a unforgettable afternoon into the evening. Our special dinner trips include an organic & gourmet three course meal prepared by our guides on a secluded riverside beach. Due to preparation, booking in advance is necessary and there is a two person minimum.

  • $175.00/per adult
  • $160.00/per youth (12 and under)

Call now to book this trip 707 599 4221.

Experienced Paddlers- South Fork Trinity River – 3 Bears Run

Put-in: Surprise Creek
Take-out: Low water/Broken Bridge
Difficulty: Class IV+
Length: 7

This classic springtime section is a personal favorite. This is our “backyard run” and also happens to be one of the best whitewater runs in California, with superb scenery, abundant wildlife, challenging rapids, and amazing water quality. The South Fork of Trinity River is rarely crowded and one of the longest free flowing rivers in California. The South Fork flows mostly in the winter and spring, early June being the cutoff for good flows, so BOOK EARLY! This is a full or half day trip. Previous experience is recommended, but not required as long as you are reasonably physically fit and a good swimmer.

  • Full day: $150.00/person
  • Half day: $135.00/person

Call now to book this trip 707 599 4221.

Experienced Paddlers – Cal Salmon Nordheimer (IV-V) or Butler Ledge (IV)

Put-in: USFS campground at Nordheimer Creek or Butler Ledge River Access
Take-out: Brandan Bar or Oak Bottom
Difficulty: Class IV-V
Length: 5.5 or 13 Miles

Known locally as “the slamming salmon” this spring time run is epic!  Nordheimer is the true classic run of the Cal-Salmon, as has a general big water class IV character with two larger rapids sprinkled in. If you are an experienced boater, this stretch of river should be at the top of your list. It has it all. Notable rapids include Bloomer Falls, Air Plane Turn, Cascade, Achilles Heal, Last Chance, and Frieght Train, to name a few.  The Butler Ledge run, starts off fast and furious with the “miracle mile” and continous with constant action through the Gapping Maw and down to Wooley Creek.  Breathtaking scenery, exciting rapids, and remoteness make this run an experience of a lifetime.  To run the Cal Salmon you must be in reasonable physical shape and a good swimmer.  This trip also needs a minimum of 4 people to book.  This river flows best in April and May, and in good snowpack/water years through June.  Book early!

  • Full day: $175 for Nordheimer (class IV-V) and $150 Butler Ledge (IV)/person
  • Half day: $135/person (Butler Ledge only for Cal Salmon half days)

Call now to book this trip 707 599 4221.