Things to Do in Trinity
Activities worthy of building your vacation around them
There are certain activities for which the Trinity area is well-known a plus-destination among outdoor enthusiasts. Our guests frequently build their entire vacation around these activities. In fact, they are often the primary reason upon which our guests choose to come to the Trinity Alps in the first place. Whether you are passionately involved in any of these activities, or simply like to dabble, the Trinity Alps offers some of the top experiences in the West for each.
The Trinity Alps wilderness area is a hiker's Mecca. It is one of the largest and least visited wilderness areas in the state of California. Well over 50 trails lead hikers into spectacular Sierra-like settings featuring granite peaks, step-waterfalls, alpine lakes, dense forest, and wildflowers to rival any in the world. Trails range from the easy stroll into Lake Eleanor to the much more difficult Big Bear Lakes trail, and the challenging Billy's Peak ascent. Read More
Feeling Groovy at Eagle Creek Ranch is ideally located for easy access to some of the most desirable bass, trout and salmon waters on the West Coast. With the upper Trinity River running right through the middle of the ranch, the northern end of Trinity Lake only 5 miles away, and several of Northern California's and Oregon's best rivers within a reasonable drive, the Ranch is a great place for anglers to use as a fishing destination for our local waters... Read More
For the backcountry aficionado who prefers a higher perspective, horseback and "muleback" are wonderful ways to experience many of the local trails. We have acres of fenced, irrigated pasture for our backcountry horsemen (and women) to graze their animals after a day's riding in the high country.
Pull out your camera, put your creative hat on and take spectacular photos in any direction you choose. Use your own shutter knowledge, or ask us about our Feeling Groovy at Eagle Creek Ranch photography expeditions that will turn you into a photography ninja.
Cross Country Skiing
In the winter, when the snow arrives, so do the cross-country skiers. Miles of trails are only a short drive from the ranch.
Other area activities
Beyond these reason-for-the-trip type activities, there are just a slew of other activities that our guests enjoy while they're here. These include: Swimming, Gold-panning, Wine-tasting, Water-skiing, Snowmobiling, River Rafting, Inner-tube rafting, Bicycling, birding, wildlife-observation, arrowhead hunting, lakeside dining, stone-skipping and more.
Boat rentals on Trinity Lake are only 15 minutes, away. Another 45 minutes, will put you on Lewiston's quiet, cold waters. Patio boats, row boats, canoes, and ski boats are all available for a few hours, or the entire day.
Canoeing, Kayaking and Standup Paddle Boarding
Canoeing, kayaking and standup paddle boarding are great ways to experience Trinity Lake and Lewiston, while enjoying the sounds of the water lapping against the hull, wildlife and the wind flowing over the pine trees.
Waterskiing and Intertubing
Trinity Lake is 20 miles long, and lightly visited, giving skiers plenty of room to carve some water.
Swimming holes on Trinity River are a few steps from your guest house. For warmer water, the lake is just a 15 minute drive away.
There are just a plethora of different settings where a family can enjoy a meal under the sky in the Alps: on the lake, along a river, or even just on your front porch, overlooking the big pasture.
There's gold in the Trinity River, and you're welcome to do a little mining while you're here. If you'd like an old-timer who runs an active claim to show you how, we'll be delighted to set it up for you.