Vinton is an unincorporated community in Plumas County, California. It lies at an elevation of 4,947 feet (1,508 m). Vinton is located 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Chilcoot.
For census purposes, Vinton is included in the census-designated place (CDP) of Chilcoot-Vinton.
The Vinton post office opened in 1897. The name honors Vinton Bowen, daughter of a Sierra Valley Railway official.