Union Creek Trail Head



On Coffee Creek Road off Hwy. 3 on Trinity Lake.

Directions to Take Coffee Creek Road off Hwy. 3, about 8 miles North of Trinity Center. Follow Coffee Creek Road 11.5 miles from Hwy. 3. Union Creek TH is about 3/4 mi. past Battle Creek TH.

Directions to Trinity Center from Redding, California: From I-5 take Hwy.299 West approx. 29 miles. Make slight right onto Trinity Dam Blvd and go about 6 mi. Left onto Rush Creek Rd. and go about 9 mi. Right onto Hwy. 3 and go about 22 miles to Trinity Center.

Directions to Coffee Creek Rd. from Yreka, California: From I-5 take Hwy. 3 thru Fort Jones and Etna and up over Scott Mountain and down into Trinity Lake. Coffee Creek Rd. is about 37.5 miles South of Etna, Ca.

Road Conditions:

Road is usually good condition throughout the summer season. Road is paved the first few miles off Hwy. 3, and then turns to dirt. It's a fairly well maintained road with a fair amount of traffic during summer months as access to a number of trail heads, but can be rough in places because it is not graveled. It is plenty wide enough for vehicles to pass most of it's entire length. It is closed because of snow during most of the winter months. 4-wheel drive not necessary.


Forest Service Trinity Alps Wilderness Map - East Half side of map. R.9W. and 2 "mile squares" above T.38N.

Open by:

Union Creek TH is usually open by May.

Trail Head Ammenities:


The parking area for this TH is across the road from the actual trail and FS trail head sign. If the parking area is full, there is a wide area beside the road around the next bend where you can also park.

Good access to trails from this Trail Head.

Trails out of Union Creek TH:

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