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Trinity Outpost Wilderness Resort

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235 reviews
· 122.928142, California
100 acres
11 sites
1 Lodging
10 Tent
Private Tent Camping: stargazing under a dark sky, surrounded by trees, water and wildlife. Cold mineral springs bubble out of the mountainside, attracting many types of wildlife along with people seeking out the healing properties of the sulfur scented spring water. Sacred healing mineral spring "Deadshot" named by the native peoples for its ability to cure all ailments with 'one shot'. Nipisum or 'health water' was later bottled by the California Medicinal Springs Co. after the land was homesteaded in 1886. This historic retreat rests at the foot of lower Chanchelulla 'black rock' Mountain. Bordering a Wilderness Area this land is pristine and wild inhabited by many animals and incredible bio-diversity such as Pileated Woodpeckers, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Blackhawk, Goshawk, Great Horned Owl, Flying Squirrel, Pacific King Snake, Salamanders and Protected Spawning Rainbow Trout. 100+ acres with private hiking trails along the stream for easy trekking, and summit trails (climbing up to almost 6,000 ft.) to the peak. Our aim is to restore the land from the last 100 years of habitation using innovation to renovate the campground and baths for the next 100 years. We hope to revitalize the community of Trinity County, as well as educate and generate support for WILDERNESS, public lands and the agencies that manage them. The mineral springs and trails are open to the public during the daytime. Trinity Outpost is also a WWOOF Host Farm building a organic farmstead we have many culture exchange volunteers helping us bring life back to this historic land building an organic farm and sustainable community. The campground is your to book but is also surrounded by National Forest Land which belongs to everyone. We expect zero exceptions to the leave no trace standards we have put forward for our private land share. DO NOT EVER FEED ANY WILD ANIMALS, ANYTHING, EVER. (Compost bin provided at the lodge please use with care.) Bears are wild which means many have never seen a person and will avoid you as long as it is not a mama with cubs, keep your area tidy with food stored away from animals or where wind cannot blow it into the creek. Be aware of Rattle Snakes- They do not want to encounter you anymore than you do them. If you see one simple back away slowly and avoid it until it vacates the area. Always look before you step and bring a flashlight to the bathroom at night and do not wear headphones hiking so you can hear the warning rattle! Mountain lions - are dangerous. They do live in this area. Here are the California Department of Fish and Game’s suggestions based on behavior analysis of attacks by mountain lions. Do not hike alone. Make plenty of noise to reduce your chances of surprising a lion. Go in groups, with adults supervising children. Take a sturdy walking stick: you can use it to ward off a lion. Keep children close to you. Observations of captured lions reveal that they seem especially drawn to children. Keep children within your sight at all times. - Stop! Do not run from a lion. Back away from it slowly, but only if you can do so safely, as running may stimulate a lion's instinct to chase and attack. Face the lion and stand upright. Make eye contact. If you have small children with you, pick them up so they won't panic and run. Although it may seem awkward, pick them up without bending over or turning away from the lion. - Do not bend or crouch over. Do all you can to appear larger. A person squatting or bending over looks a lot like a four-legged prey animal. Raise your arms. Open your jacket, if you're wearing one. Throw stones, branches, or whatever you can grab without crouching down or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a large voice. Never approach a lion, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. Give them a way to escape. Fight back if attacked. Try to stay on your feet if a lion attacks you. Lions have been driven off by prey that fights back. Some hikers have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools, and their bare hands.
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Hosted by Trinity O.Joined in December 2016
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314 ratings · 235 reviews
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Tiffany P.recommends
September 19, 2022
Cedar Grove
Incredibly beautiful and peaceful property to camp on, engulfed in trees with the creek running along each site. These hosts are above-and-beyond amazing. My partner and I had several mishaps (my partner got lost at night, our car got 2 flat tires, our sleeping bags got rained on, etc) and Cody was a hero and saved the day each time. We honestly don’t know what we would have done if these hosts hadn’t been so responsive and available. HIGHLY recommend staying here. It’s the perfect combination of secluded, safe and peaceful.
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Craig H.recommends
September 7, 2022
Cedar Grove
We stayed in a Cedar Grove site. It is a simple and tidy site along a pretty little (at the end of summer) stream. The hosts are friendly and conscientious, truly focused on building their organic farm community enclave. Reaching the campground requires an hour drive down some (well-maintained) gravel roads and the hiking trails nearby are rather limited, so this would be a great place to settle down in nature.
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Henry C.recommends
September 5, 2022
Historic Mineral Springs
Great Getaway
It was a a great experience the hosts were very friendly the bathrooms super clean. It’s a great place to getaway from busy everyday life I highly recommend this place. I will be back soon.
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Rebecca G.recommends
August 3, 2022
Historic Mineral Springs
Great remote location. Nice host, lovely property. Note it does take about 2 hours to get there from the highway 5 at Red Bluff.
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Dan W.recommends
August 1, 2022
Exclusive [Large Group Events]
Wonderful private group campsite
Amazing property with a stream on the premises. Our group was able to spread out and use the space, cool off in the stream even in the crazy heat wave. Plenty of shade and great campsites. They even let us use the onsite cabin as a place to play some music and store stuff. We had a great time. They sell ice and crafts and a few other things n the general store. There are FLUSH toilets and drinkable, potable spring water. The larger property is getting restored / improved by the owners and WWOOFERs who live nearby on the site to make it more ecologically sustainable (removing old structures, trash, etc and improving existing ones). It's a pretty impressive project and amazing to see such stewardship. Also, we were encouraged to play music as loud as we wanted, whenever we wanted, as long as we wanted. Pretty much ideal for our group.
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Gerrie C.recommends
July 29, 2022
Cedar Grove
Camping in the Wilderness
We had a huge campground. Big enough for us to set up 3 large tents and 1 small one, plus plenty of room to park 2 cars. We had a wonderful time, very relaxing. Because of the drought, there wasn't much water. Just enough running water in the creek to get wet and cool off and that was about it. The longest part of the trip was the last 19 miles up to the campground after you turn off the main road. It took us 45 minutes to an hour to travel those 19 miles. I think it's the only way in and the only way out. Lots of good hiking trails to explore. The sun is hot, and the water is cold. The host are great, and they have plenty of good drinking water. Just bring a jug to fill up. There are also flush toilets. My sister got a flat tire leaving the campsite. She was about 4 1/2 miles down the 19-mile dirt and rocky road when it happened and our host Cody, came to her rescue. We were so grateful. He did all the work, jacked her car up, changed her flat tire, and would not take any money for the work he'd done. I'm so glad I got the chance to meet him. He is really a good, nice, down to earth person. People like him are hard to find now a days. If you like to be in the middle of the forest out in the wilderness with no one around for miles and miles, then this is the place to go. We didn't see any bears at all, only dear. We had a great time and enjoyed it very much.
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Irina A.recommends
July 27, 2022
Historic Mineral Springs
I loved the place. It was beautiful and tranquil. The guy met us at midnight and was very friendly and helpful. I really really love the place
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Steven D.recommends
July 26, 2022
Historic Mineral Springs
Wonderfully remote. We had a beautiful site right next to a creek. The area has a lot of interesting stories and history. Hosts were very friendly and responsive.
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Mee Y.doesn't recommend
July 21, 2022
Cedar Grove
Very remote, spacious, and quiet. The property is 45 minutes from the main road, so we did not go anywhere but there was plenty to see/do on the property. There is a hike, bathhouse, mineral spring, etc. north of the property. Be prepared for mosquitos in the summer evenings and books/games to keep you entertained. Camp host was friendly and shared interesting history of the property.
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Heidi E.recommends
July 19, 2022
Cedar Grove
We had a wonderful time here. It’s quiet, spacious and very remote and relaxing. If you want to get away, this is a good spot.
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Alan K.recommends
July 17, 2022
Cedar Grove
Beautiful well spaced out sites very close to a gorgeous cool creek, even in the heat of summer! Very much off the beaten path but is fun to see a little slice of California that hasn’t been seen and developed. Nice bathrooms, easy access to water, bbq grills provided. Highly recommend for the more adventurous campers.
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Ariel J.recommends
July 16, 2022
Cedar Grove
We had a wonderful time! It was so peaceful and the creek was really refreshing! Our dog’s first time camping and he was in heaven. He didn’t want to leave! Also clean bathrooms!
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Elizabeth W.recommends
July 13, 2022
Cedar Grove
Peaceful stay at Trinity Outpost
Camping here was great! So quiet and beautiful. The hosts were super nice and we would definitely go back. The dirt road drive there in my Subaru Impreza was doable, just had to slow down and navigate a few spots but we had no problems.
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Deanna S.recommends
July 12, 2022
Historic Mineral Springs
The camp sites were large, the stream and forest beautiful.
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Jessica M.recommends
July 12, 2022
Historic Mineral Springs
We will be back soon!!!
Our family had a wonderful experience at the Wilderness Outpost. Our original camping plan was to go to the Redwoods and it didn't work out because it's so popular and you have to plan a month or more in advance to get a spot. With hopes of finding a magical forest just as beatiful, my expectations were high and this landing spot was just incredible, the host and friends made us feel super welcomed. I see us visiting soon in the future. Ps. The host made the lovely necklace in the picture, where I purchased at their little store 😍
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Lara A.recommends
July 7, 2022
Cedar Grove
A beautiful and peaceful retreat. The creek and trees are magical. I will return.
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Susan C.recommends
July 6, 2022
Cedar Grove
I brought my dog up to Trinity Outpost over the July 4th weekend so that she wouldn't be traumatized by the insane fireworks at home. It was PERFECT!! Even tho' the campground was "full" it didn't feel like it AT ALL. Campsites are huge! Creek bubbling behind the campsites made for a lullabye like no other. Night skies crammed with stars! Hosts were friendly and super-helpful! Mosquitoes were pesky, so bring your anti-skeeter elixers. There's about 13 miles of dirt roads to get there, so take that into consideration.
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Amit A.recommends
July 6, 2022
Historic Mineral Springs
It was a wonderful Experience!!. This place was TRULY into the woods as described. We were delayed in our check in times but the host provided amazing Customer Service and checked us even late in the evening. Will definitely visit again!!
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Christina M.recommends
July 5, 2022
Historic Mineral Springs
Great place to disconnect and get away! All the sites were well maintained, has running water and an outhouse. The hosts were wonderful and suggested some hikes in the area. The kids and the dogs loved playing in the creek. Beautiful place to stay, we will be back!
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Autumn D.recommends
July 1, 2022
Cedar Grove
beautiful nature getaway
beautiful place! went in june 2021 and had to come back to check it out again a year later! amazing!
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Harriet W.recommends
June 28, 2022
Cedar Grove
Beautiful, esp for Dogs
Beautiful land, huge private sites. Trees and a refreshing creek. My dog had the Best time of her life!
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Gregory R.recommends
June 27, 2022
Historic Mineral Springs
Amazing getaway!
We loved being in Trinity! The outpost is fantastic.
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Tena K.recommends
June 23, 2022
Cedar Grove
I had such a lovely time at Trinity the grounds are absolutely beautiful and the community of people are all so kind and comforting. If your looking for a relaxed serene dive in to nature this is the place. Everyone was pleasant including other campers my husband and I met. We will definitely be back, finally found our escape go to place.
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Jesse M.recommends
June 21, 2022
Cedar Grove
The coziest place in the mountains!
The site was absolutely beautiful! We camped right on the creek and it was beyond relaxing. My 4 year old loved exploring and seeing all of the wildlife. The host was awesome and we made some lifelong friends! We plan on going back before the summer ends. We have found out family campground that we will be returning to every summer!
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Barbara K.recommends
June 20, 2022
Cedar Grove
Camping with kids and dogs
This property is phenomenal. It is beautiful and clean. We brought our dogs and grandkids, all had a very good time. The kids loved exploring and playing in the pristine water. If you haven’t stayed here yet, you need to. The hosts are extremely kind and helpful, it is apparent that they take pride in their surroundings.
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Jonathan C.recommends
June 16, 2022
Cedar Grove
Amazing secluded location, just by a peaceful river. Great for the price. Some nice hikes around the area. Be prepared for the drive and top off at Red Bluff. DO NOT take the back route along the dirt drive, very sketchy. Wifi at house, away from campsite.
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Ernesto V.recommends
June 16, 2022
Cedar Grove
We loved this place. Definitely out of that way but i guess that’s what makes it special. The campsite was really spacious. We had so much space to ourselves and right next to the creek! We spend almost a whole day just chilling by the creek, sunbathing, dipping in the cold water, eating. It was awesome. I would love to come back here with a bunch of friends and relax for a few days. It was also very convenient to have a sink and (clean) flushable toilets!
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Roger G.recommends
June 14, 2022
Historic Mineral Springs
Doggo getaway dream
If you can get past the tight drive there, you will be rewarded with an awesome secluded family friendly getaway at Trinity Outpost. All your basic needs are taken care of (good water, flushing toilets, plentiful firewood). Cody was a super helpful host and the dogs loved their freedom to roam around and be rascals. It was a great place to disconnect for the weekend!
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Elizabeth D.recommends
June 7, 2022
Cedar Grove
Beautiful and quiet! We really appreciated the trees, dark night sky, and flush toilets :)
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Shelby L.recommends
June 7, 2022
Historic Mineral Springs
What a trip! We had so much fun getting off the grid and exploring this beautiful piece of land for the weekend. Be advised: site is very isolated - we lost service probably two hours before we arrived. Just be sure to read the written directions before you hit the road. We would definitely come back here- especially in the warmer weather and enjoy the stream! Clean, quiet and beautiful! And dog friendly :)
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