(All times and distances are approximate)
From the South
From Interstate 5 at Redding, take Highway 299 west to downtown Weaverville.
Take Highway 3 north out of Weaverville to the north end of Trinity Lake.
Approximate driving distance from Redding to North Trinity Lake, 60
miles. Approximate driving time from Redding to Trinity Center, 1 1/2hours.
From the North
From Interstate 5 at Yreka, take Highway 3 south over Scott Mountain to Coffee
Creek and Trinity Center.
Note: in the winter weather season, call CalTrans before taking this route
since the pass over Scott Mountain is not always plowed.
Approximate driving distance from Yreka to north Trinity lake,
80 miles. Approximate driving time from Yreka to Coffee Creek, 1 3/4hours.
From the Coast
From Highway 101 at Eureka, take Highway 299 east to downtown Weaverville. Take
Highway 3 north out of Weaverville to north end of Trinity Lake
Approximate driving distance from Eureka to Trinity Center,
140 miles. Approximate driving time from Eureka to Trinity Center, 3 hours.
Trinity Center is the only airpark community along a public runway,
adjacent to a lake in California. Flying into Trinity
Center airport (O86) is fun and amazingly beautiful. Nestled in the Trinity Alps,
Trinity Center is only 34 nm from Redding.
Unfortunately, we don't have fuel at Trinity Center. Or the entire
county for that matter. So be sure to calculate your
fuel and plan on stopping if needed before coming to the mountains. You can get the latest
fuel prices on AirNav.
Since Trinity Lake level can vary between a foot or two over "full" to 100+
feet down, your aerial view of the airport can change each time you come in.
We do not have rental cars. However, many of the vacation rentals can arrange
pickups at the airport. Bikes are available for use during the summer.