- Shasta-Trinity National Forest in northern California
- 120 miles (193 km)
- 3 1/2 hours
- Drivable year round
The Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway climbs over 4,500 feet, following the path of Gold Rush miners and settlers. The scenic views of this historic and forested expanse are one-of-a-kind, with the Trinity Alps in the foreground and a rich cultural history in the background.
The Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway begins on HWY 3 in Weaverville, 103 miles east of Eureka. The byway leaves the highway and follows a loop to Lewiston and back around to HWY 3. Follow HWY 3 past Trinity Center and Coffee Creek until it splits. Follow signs to Edgewood. The byway ends at Edgewood and the junction with I-5.
The peaks of the Trinity Alps Mountain Range are Jagged and Picturesque, great for adept photographers and hikers. There are also many bodies of water to enjoy a day of fishing on or to mirror the snowy peaks for a timeless photograph. Try Trinity and Lewiston Lakes for some of the best fishing and relaxation this drive can provide.
Points of Interest Along The Way
The landscape of Klamath National Forest is very diverse. Itsterrain ranges from high desert to lush rain forest. The Klamath Mountains are the oldest of the Pacific coastal mountains, dating back 500 million years. These mountains have ridges of various sizes that have been deeply cut throughout time by moving rivers.
Because of the abundance of forested land and water, the Klamath National Forest is home to a wide diversity of animal and plant species. Almost 400 species of wildlife call the Klamath home,including 100 species of mammals and 237 bird species.
The forest offers great opportunities for hiking, biking,camping, and fishing.
Just east of Edgewood.
Shasta-Trinity National Forest (CA)
The Forest encompasses five wildernesses, hundreds of mountain lakes, and 1,900 miles of streams. It provides opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, mountain climbing, skiing, and scenic driving.