Trinity Mountains

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Trinity Mountains
Trinity Mountains is located in California
Trinity Mountains
location of Trinity Mountains in California [1]
Highest point
Peak Mount Eddy
Elevation 2,754 m (9,035 ft)
Geography
Country United States
State California
Region Klamath Mountains System,
Shasta Cascade
District Siskiyou County and Trinity County
Range coordinates 41°19′11″N 122°28′45″W / 41.3196°N 122.4792°W / 41.3196; -122.4792Coordinates: 41°19′11″N 122°28′45″W / 41.3196°N 122.4792°W / 41.3196; -122.4792
Topo map USGS Mount Eddy

The Trinity Mountains are a mountain range of the southeastern Klamath Mountains system, located in southern Siskiyou County and eastern Trinity County, Northern California.

They are protected within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

Geography[edit]

The Trinity Mountains run in a southwest-northeasterly direction for 30–35 miles (48–56 km). The range runs between Trinity Lake and Lake Shasta, around 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Redding.

Peaks of the Trinity Mountains rise to elevations of 4,000 feet (1,200 m) in the southwest, and to more than 7,200 feet (2,200 m) in the northeast. Mount Eddy is the highest point, at 9,037 ft (2,754 m).

Recreation[edit]

Places for outdoor recreation in the Trinity Mountains and their foothills include:

Natural history[edit]

The Trinity Mountains contain significant forested areas, including stands of Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii), Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). The Quercus douglasii occurrences are a disjunctive population of this California endemic tree species.[2]

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