A Community Edited Guide to Swimming Behind the Redwood Curtain.

Big Rock

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Upon Arrival: 

Follow the short trail on the edge of the parking lot.

The Hike: 

Once at the rivers edge you can walk upstream and find a place bordering shallow water or you can walk through the hip deep water and cross the river to the opposite shore where the prime swimming is located.

The Beach: 

There are several gravel bars in the middle of the river which can be used as beach space, not much sand to be had.


There are shallow areas, quite a few places where the water is waste deep and a few places where the water is very deep and there are rocks to jump off of. The current is very swift here, be cautious, the trinity river can be a very dangerous river.


Kimtu campground is less than a mile upstream from this site. Alternatively there is Tish Tang downstream approximately 8 miles.

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