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Trinity County
Junction City

Trinity County Landmarks Trinity County Hotels
Trinity County Population

Best Western Weaverville Victorian Inn
1709 Main Street 299 West

Amerihost Inn And Suites Redding
2600 Larkspur Lane
Best Western Hilltop Inn
2300 Hilltop DriveBest Western Hospitality House Motel
532 North Market Street
Comfort Inn Redding
2059 Hilltop Dr.
Grand Manor Inn And Suites
850 Mistletoe Lane
Holiday Inn Express Redding
1080 Twin View Blvd.
Holiday Inn Redding,Ca
1900 Hilltop Drive
Howard Johnson Express
2731 Bechelli Lane
La Quinta Redding
2180 Hilltop Drive
Oxford Suites Redding
1967 Hilltop Drive
Ramada Limited Redding
1286 Twin View Blvd.
Red Lion Hotel Redding
1830 Hilltop Drive
Redding Ca Travelodge
540 North Market
River Inn Motor Hotel
1835 Park Marina Drive
Stardust Motel - Redding
1200 Pine Street
Super 8 Motel - Redding
5175 Churn Creek Road


Junction City, California
   Elevation: 1459'     

Copyright D. Stock


Junction City, California --The gateway of the majestic Trinity Alps is located on Highway 299 in Trinity County northwest of Redding between Willow Creek and Weaverville near Clair Engle Lake. This scenic roadside community retains the flavor of the old west with it's county population of less than 15,000, no stoplights, no parking meters, no incorporated towns and public ownership of almost 90% of the land. The region is ideal for nature trips that include fishing, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and being outdoors.  For the traveler, Junction City is a road stop with a gas station, several shops and beautiful water views along the winding 299 between Redding and Eureka.


Fresh streams of the Trinity River that meander through Shasta Trinity National Forest and Junction City Campgrounds operated by the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management start as melted snow on the slopes of Mt. Eddy. As Trinity River flows through Trinity County and into Humboldt County before merging into the Klamath River, Trinity Dam impounds Clair Engle Lake.


History of the region -- Junction City was named around 1861 while serving as a junction for several transportation routes at Canyon Creek and Trinity River. Gold mining in Junction City began during the Gold Rush and continued into the 1900s. One of the most notable mines in these area lies on Oregon Mt. between Junction City and Weaverville. The La Grange Mine operated from the mid-1800s until its large-scale operations ceased in 1918. It was the world's largest hydraulic mine, producing more than $3,500,000 in gold.

The water used for this mine came from high in the Trinity Alps many miles away. Water flowed through a reservoir 29 miles through a system of flumes, siphons, ditcher and tunnels to the mine, where it was used to wash the hillsides. A marker on the south side of Highway 299 about 3 miles west of Junction City indicates this mine's location.


The Trinity River habitation is believe to have existed over 12,000 years ago. Chimariko were the elder tribes of the region and Hoopa tribes dated to 8,000 years. The first whites in the area were trappers. Jeddah Smith recorded his travels along the Trinity River in 1828.


Panning for gold, hiking and rock climbing are extremely popular in this region. Climbs are located at nearby Canyon Creek Trail, Burnt Ranch and other areas. Horseback riding is available at several local horse packing outfitters will take you into the Trinity Alps from the Hobo Gulch or Canyon Creek Trailheads. These services range from half day to trips. Houseboats, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Jet Skiing, Sailing, and Fishing are available on the lake. Golf is available at Trinity Alps Golf & Country Club in Weaverville or Bigfoot Golf and Country Club in Willow Creek.


Kayaking is popular in this stretch of the Trinity River. Trinity River from Douglas City to Junction City
is a Class I,  11-mile journey that takes approximately one day. This is one of the most scenic beginner runs in California with the middle section retaining a wilderness feel. Douglas City General Store and Junction City Store are within range of this trek. Douglas City General Store: 530-623-6376. Junction City Store (530-623-2803)

Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park Main Street, Weaverville
J.Jake Jackson Memorial Museum and Historical Park, Main Street, Weaverville
Weaverville Firefighters Museum, 100 Bremer St., Weaverville
Lee Family Ranch House Folk Art Center, Weaverville: gallery and home of the Trinity County Arts Council
China Flat Museum & Bigfoot Collection, Willow Creek
Hoopa Tribal Museum, Hoopa
Scott Museum, Trinity Center
Jorstad Cabin, along the Hobo Gulch Trail.