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Historic mining camp, now ghost town, along with the scenic Trinity River. Helena California sits tucked away, but 2017 wildfire destroyed 72 homes and 61 outbuildings in this area. Plenty camping, fishing & mountain biking out here in these parts. (Not to be confused with Saint Helena, in the Napa Valley)
elevation: 1404'
population: 10
zip code: 96048


Pine forested mountains; big river canyon

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Trinity County
West of Weaverville
on Hwy 299



  • Boating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • River Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Big Bar Picnic 299
  • Trinity Alps Wilderness
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  • Idaho Bar
  • Pear Tree Gulch
  • Chanchelulla Wilderness
  • Whiskeytown Reservior
  • Trinity River
  • Trinity River Recreation
  • Helena Historic District
  • description:
    The community was settled in 1851 as a mining camp. North fork of the Trinity River meets main river at highway 299. Small riverside neighborhood mostly destroyed in wildfire) west of Weaverville on main road. River rafting, kayaking & fishing are just a few of the recreation choices. "Old Helena" is located east of the main road a bit. Rural river country Northern California.

    nearby towns:
    Burnt Ranch
    Trinity Center
    Douglas City
    local links:

    Weaverville Chamber of Commerce
    215 Main St. Weaverville CA 96093

    Mining History 1852
    Trinity County
    Wildfire 2017: Helena Fire
    Mount Hilton Climb 8964'
    Monument Peak 7771'

    The Road That Time Forgot -- Trinity County, CA

    Helena Fire August 30, 2017

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