California Cattle Ranch & Hunting Ranch in scenic Trinity County
The approximately 100,000 acre Travis Ranch is one of the few large ranches located in the coastal range of California and covers some of the greatest scenery in the west. The ranch’s approximately 12,000 deeded acreage is well blocked and contiguous and is almost totally enclosed within federal lands. It enjoys seclusion and isolation from the public due to its size and nature of the central coast range to isolate these large acreages behind rivers with no public crossings or easements. Fronting on the North Fork of the Eel River, the quality of wildlife habitat is outstanding. Deer hunting is superb and most of the coastal wildlife is well represented. Just 5 miles North of the ranch is a 3500 ft. county maintained paved airstrip for convenient quick access.
Travis Ranch is located approximately 10 miles south of Ruth, California. Ruth is 13 miles south of Mad River off Hwy 36 on Mad River Road at the south end of Ruth Lake. From Mad River it is 60 miles east to Redding and Red Bluff and 50 miles west to Eureka, California. Ruth County airport is 6 miles north of the ranch and has a 3500 foot paved strip. Commercial Service is out of Eureka and there is a grass strip on the ranch. Six mile long Ruth Lake, a few miles off the Highway at Mad River, has a full-service Marina, overnight lodging, restaurants and lakeside campgrounds. The coastal city of Eureka is the closest city and Redding, the fastest growing northern California city, is approximately 60 miles.
Southern Trinity County is one of the least-populated regions of California. It was historically a logging and ranching area. Hwy 36 views from the highway include the Yolla Bolla Wilderness area, and the view of Red and Black Lassic Mountains from the summit of South Fork Mountain, the longest ridge on the American continent, is breathtaking. Tiny communities center around the general stores at Wildwood and at Mad River, where you can find gas pumps, a post office, groceries, and even restaurants.
Average annual temperatures run from a low of 35 to a high of 67 degrees Fahrenheit year round. Average winter temperatures in January and February run from about 28 to 59 degrees and summer months in June and July run from lows of 45 degrees to highs around 85 or 90. Average rainfall is about 30+ inches yearly with the most accumulations between November and March.
The Travis Ranch encompasses approximately 12,000 deeded acres and has grazing permits on approximately 90,000 acres of National Forest for a total of over 100,000 acres of some of the greatest scenery in the west. The ranch is mostly rolling hills, meadows and timber that fall off to the Eel River drainage.