About This Place
Junction City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Trinity County, California. Junction City sits at an elevation of 1,909 feet (582 m). Junction City is located 8 miles (13 km) west of Weaverville. The ZIP Code is 96048. The community is inside area code 530. The 2010 United States census reported Junction City's population was 680.
In May 2006, the Junction Fire scorched 3,500 acres (14 km2), then later combined with the Bar Fire, making that 100,000 acres (400 km2). Some areas of the Bar Fire are still smoldering in very remote areas. The Junction Fire threatened all of Junction City, and even some parts of the town of Weaverville.
On July 20, 2008 fire threatened communities near Junction City; some areas were under mandatory evacuation. Many huge forest fires broke out because of a lighting storm which occurred on June 20, 2008 in Northern California.