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Burnt Ranch Gorge Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Trinity River

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Burnt Ranch Gorge
Burnt Ranch Gorge Info
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Put In:  China Slide
Take Out:  Hawkins Bar
Difficulty:  Class V +
Gradient:  39 ft/mi
Run Length:  8.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  2300 cfs @ 12/14/2016 08:45 AM - TRINITY R NR BURNT RANCH CA, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  707-445-7855; approximately 90% of flow at Hoopa.
Good Level:  500 - 2000 cfs
Season Comments:  July, August, September
Permit:  None required
Water Craft:  kayak,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly National Forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Camping on River:  Unadvisable
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 247 miles Northwest of Sacramento, CA
Shuttle Logistics:  Put In: On Hwy 299 between Arcada and Weaverville turn north onto the road to China Slide Dump. Follow this road until it dead ends at the river.

Take Out: The dirt road to Hawkins Bar is located just west of the Hawkins Bar Trailer Park on Hwy 299. Turn north off the highway and follow this road to the river.

Towns near Burnt Ranch Gorge Kayaking

Arcata California
Ashland Oregon
Eureka California
Mt. Shasta California
Redding California

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