Imagine waking up to a crisp summer morning with a breath-taking view
of the Trinity Alps and air so clean you can taste its freshness. Then
imagine doing it not just once, but every day of your life. That is
what it is like to live in Trinity County.
Trinity County is proud of its beautiful landscape and what it has to
offer: the majestic peaks of the Trinity Alps, the clear sparkling
streams and rivers, and the friendly smiles of the people who live
here. The smiles are there for a reason. Life is good here. It moves
along at a less hectic pace. There are no freeways, stop lights or
traffic jams, and friendly locals will stop to let you cross the street.
Trinity County is 3,222 square miles of unspoiled beauty. The mild
climate has four distinct seasons, although none is extreme. Summers
are mild with most days in the 90s and cool evenings in the 50s. With
the lowest area at 600 feet and the highest at 9,025, snow falls
occasionally and last for only a few days. Rain is often seen
throughout the winter months.
The communities are small and rural. Weaverville, the county seat, has
about 4,000 residents. Hayfork is the second largest at 2,500 and
Lewiston has 1,500. The major industries are tourism, local and federal
government, timber and small private business.
Unlimited, uncrowded recreation is only a few minutes from home and
does not require and extended weekend to enjoy. Trinity County, with
mountains, lakes and rivers practically on the door step is a vacation
like atmosphere year round.
While you're here take the time to visit our parks, museums and art
galleries. Play in the water at Lewiston, Ruth or Trinity Lake. Take a
raft trip, hike into the Alps pristine alpine lakes, or mountain bike
along South Fork Trail. You will be awestruck by the beauty of the
Weaverville was named in the 1850's for John Weaver, one of three men
who built the first cabin. The three men drew straws, allowing the
winner to name the town. Weaver won, left shortly after and was never
heard of again. Devastating fire destroyed the town on several
occasions, eventually leading to buildings made of brick. Several
remain today. Two have not changed the type of business for which they
were built; the grocery and a drug store are still in operation. Spiral
staircases were constructed to permit access to upper floor business.
Three of the staircases are still visible in the Historic District.