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Thought for today: Philippians 4:8 ..Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things..
Disclaimer: THERE IS NO ASSURANCE THAT ANY RESOURCE OR ACTIVITY I'VE FOUND OR DESCRIBE WILL BE AS 'ACCESSIBLE' AS YOU MIGHT NEED. Or information may be out of date. Use the information at your own risk.

whitewater kayakingTrinity County, west of Redding (Shasta County) is rugged, mountainous, heavily forested, and lies along the Trinity River within the Salmon and Klamath Mountains. The county has no traffic lights, no freeways, no parking meters, and no incorporated cities and very few people.

Trinity County has fabulous scenery, and plenty of recreation opportunities, but 'wheelchair accessibility' has not been high on the priority list. You can help change that, just by coming here and wheeling around.

For these truly rural counties, all-terrain mobility gear is a huge help. Without all terrain gear your options will be much more limited in terms of doing things beyond Scenic Drives. Believe me, the Scenic Drives alone are worth the trip, but to enjoy getting out and about, an all-terrain device will be extremely liberating.

If you want to experience all that Trinity County has to offer and you need ADA accessible accommodations, then Weaverville will be the town to choose for optimal hotel accommodations. There are also a few Bed and Breakfast places along the rivers, too. Some list wheelchair access. Of course many people vacation using RVs, and camping is a seasonal option.

For camping, your best bet for ADA facilities will be private campgrounds and developed campgrounds managed by concessionaires for Shasta Trinity National Forest around Lewiston and Trinity Lakes. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) also has campgrounds with accessible features along the wild and scenic Trinity River. Conditions change seasonally, and a number of great campgrounds were out of service for 2017 due to the severity of spring storms and the Helena Fire along Highway 299W. For your peace of mind I urge you to call the managing agency (BLM or USFS) as a part of your trip planning.

The town of Weaverville is home to the Weaverville Joss House State park. Currently this facility has little wheelchair access due to it's age and construction, but some of the grounds area may be accessible.

If you have very limited mobility - or no access to an all-terrain device, one of the great ways to enjoy Trinity County is through taking 'scenic drives'. Most of the scenic drives can be accomplished as a day trip or as a part of a loop. Take some time and look through the various scenic drive brochures.

Visiting Trinity County

We've driven the scenic highways - definitely worth the trip. But I don't have any 'adventure reviews' here. I have accumulated a rough list of possibilities. These locations are just possibilities for wheelchair access, and may turn out to be duds. Still, part of the adventure is the hunt.

There are lots (and lots, and lots) of places yet to be reviewed for wheelchair accessibility and I am unlikely to get to them all. So that others may find some new places, I've compiled a draft list of locations that may be wheelchair accessible. These are POSSIBILITIES, no certainties. Some places may be complete duds. ATTENTION: this is a ROUGH draft list - mostly for my own use, so if you use this draft list, lower your expectations and do your homework! DRAFT TRINITY COUNTY ACCESSIBLE RECREATION LIST

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