- Northwestern California along the Trinity River
- 140 miles (225 km)
- 4 hours
- Drivable year round
Trinity Scenic Byway travels along the turquoise Trinity River, from the rugged granite cliffs of the interior to the coastal plains of the Pacific, appropriately named "From the Valley Oaks to the Redwood Coast" by the Forest Service.
Trinity Scenic Byway begins at the junction of HWY 101 near Arcata and travels east along Highway 299. The byway ends at the intersection of HWY 299 and I-5.
There is a lot to do along the way besides just enjoying the scenery. Ghost towns leftover from the '49er Gold Rush days dot the route and guided tours can be taken through some of them. Gold panning is also a fun distraction as well as fishing from the shore or by boat.
Points of Interest Along The Way
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.