Located in the lower reaches of the Cascade Range in California, midway between Redding in Shasta County and the Northern Redwood Coast, Trinity County encompasses approximately 3,200 square miles of alpine grandeur. Roughly the size of Vermont, though if flattened out, the County would cover an area about the size of Texas. Tucked away among fir and pine forested slopes, wildflowers in season cloak remote dells with splashes of brilliant color. Clear, tumbling waters from tarns and snow packs high up under towering peaks course down through rock walled canyons. The Trinity RiverScenic Byway traverses the County alongside State Route 299. Hundreds of miles of Forest Service roads, trails and old logging tracts open up spectacular forested mountains to hiking, horseback, mountain bike and motor touring. The whole area is a wildlife laboratory of diverse flora and fauna with four seasonal variations for you to watch, study, research, photograph, and in some cases, collect. The Trinity Alps Wilderness can be accessed through many gateways for wild-stream fishing, day hikes or extended treks. The roadways traversing the county are predominantly two lane asphalt roads with numerous curves and elevation changes.
Our primary responsibility is to enforce California traffic laws while providing a safe and secure environment for citizens and visitors. We continue to provide ongoing educational programs to our community members young and old. Contact our office for information on how to safely buckle children in their safety seats, teach new drivers the challenges of the road, and learn tips for driving at night, in bad weather, or information on current traffic laws. With your help, by driving safely and defensively, and by obeying the speed limit, you help us and your fellow motorist to enjoy the beauty Trinity County has to offer. Thank you for visiting our web site, click Program & Services above to learn about many traffic related safety programs the CHP offers.