About This Place
Hyampom is a census-designated place (CDP) in Trinity County, California. Hyampom sits at an elevation of 1,503 feet (458 m). The 2010 United States census reported Hyampom's population was 241.
The name "Hyampom" is said to have derived from a Wintu language term xaayin-pom, meaning "slippery place." Hyampom was home to the Whilkut, Chimariko, and Northern Wintun Native American tribes. The explorer Jedediah Strong Smith visited Hyampom in April 1828. The first non-native settler in the area was Hank Young who moved to Hyampom on January 12, 1855.
There are many small beaches and swimming holes along the wild and scenic river. The small valley in the Trinity mountains has a small landing strip, the South Fork Trinity River and Hayfork Creek.