Mountain Biking The Trinity Alps Wilderness
There's a reason they're called the Trinity Alps.
And once seen, you'll understand.
Mountain bikers enjoy many miles of abandoned logging roads and fire trails that wind their way throughout Trinity County, and are clearly indicated on Forest Service maps.
Cyclists are discovering uncrowded scenic back roads, adventure trails, and many miles of touring numerous beautiful loops on a variety of paved and unpaved roads.
From your Red Hill Motel base camp, riders may choose one of many available rides into the Trinity Alps, of which, we have included a few.
1. The "Lazy Biker" Ride 1 Mile
From the Fish Hatchery, take a half-right at the junction of Deadwood and Trinity Dam Road.
Proceed 1/2 a mile and you are there!
2. The "Hungry Biker" Ride 7-8 Miles
Trinity Dam: A beautiful scenic ride along Lewiston Lake. Stop at Vista Point at Mary Smith Campground for spectacular sights. Pinecove Marina has a small store and blackberries can be picked along the shore. Watch for deer, bear, osprey, and bald eagles as you ride. Initially an easy ride, becoming a pretty good climb about 3/4 of a mile below the dam. Beautiful picnic area by the Trinity Alps Marina.
3. The "Bird Watcher's" Ride 29 Miles
Take Trinity Dam Road north to Hwy. 3, then south to Rush Creek Road, and south to Lewiston. After you pass the Trinity Dam and head west to intercept Hwy. 3, your route takes you up three long, steep hills. During the middle of a beautiful summer day, it can get quite warm, and no water is available. Once you get on Rush Creek Road, is is an easy 8 mile downhill ride back to Lewiston.
4. The "Sore Cheek's" Ride 32-33 Miles
Rush Creek Road north to Hwy. 3 to Weaverville, Douglas City, to Hwy. 299, to Old Highway, Lewiston Road, and Goose Ranch Road, back to Lewiston. Rush Creek Road is a gradual 8 miles up to Hwy. 3, then it is fairly level to Weaverville, then downhill to Douglas City. Hwy. 299 starts out flat coming to a long hill. At the top, a left turn puts you on Old Highway, Lewiston Road, and Goose Ranch Road back to Lewiston.