Guided River Trips

Upper Trinity Whitewater Trip

Put-in: Pigeon Point
Take-out: Big Flat
Difficulty: Class II-III+
Length: 8 or 5.5 miles

The 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 this full day or half day trip. The Pigeon Point Run on the Trinity River is a fun and splashy Class III day trip, with some of the best rock jumping opportunities, wildlife viewing, and swimming spots this side of the Mississippi. 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.  A professional photographer from Serendipity Snapshots takes pictures of you when we charge the big one!  The recommended minimum age for this section is 7+.

  • Full Day (10 am): $95.00/adult $85.00/youth (12 and under)
  • Half Day (11:00am or 1:00pm): $75.00/adult $65.00/youth (12 and under)

We also offer an advanced kayaking option for anyone wanting more adventure! The cost is $99/full day or $79/half day and participants must be at least 15 years old, previous experience recommended.

Lower Trinity Scenic Trip

Put-in: Bigrock
Take-out: Tish Tang
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 (9am): $115.00/adult $105.00/youth (12 and under)

We also offer this as an inflatable kayak or advanced SUP trip:

  • Guided Inflatable Kayak Trip – $99/Full Day or $79/Half Day. Participants should be at least 12 years old, no experience necessary.
  • Advanced SUP Trip – $99/Full Day or $79/Half Day. Participants should be at least 13 years old, previous experience recommended.

Scenic Dinner Trips

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

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 night. 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 four person minimum.

  • $150.00/per adult
  • $95.00/per youth (12 and under)

Experienced Paddlers- South Fork Trinity River – 3 Bears Run

Put-in: Surprise Creek
Take-out: Low water/Broken Bridge
Difficulty: Class IV+
Length: 6.5 or 13 miles

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.

  • Full day: $115.00/adult
  • Half day: $90.00 /adult

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

Put-in: USFS campground at Nordheimer Creek
Take-out: just downstream from Wooley Creek
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.

  • Full day: $150/Adult
  • Half day: $120/Adult