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Trinity Scenic Byway

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The stretch of SR 299 known as the Trinity Scenic Byway is one of Northern California’s most rewarding drives. Winding through the heart of Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area and Shasta-Trinity National Forest, it offers beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities galore, including rafting, kayaking and angling for salmon and steelhead trout.
From Shasta SR 299 follows the northern shore of Whiskeytown Lake, climbs Buckhorn Summit and then descends toward the Trinity River. The historic mining town of Weaverville is worth a stop for its beautifully preserved architecture. The byway parallels the river’s course, its crystal-clear waters set against a backdrop of pine, fir and hemlock forests.