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Cherry Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Tuolumne River

Lumsden Falls
Portaging Lumsden Falls Downstream of Lumsden Falls


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Cherry Creek/Upper Tuolumne
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  • Cherry Creek Info
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    Put In:  Holm Powerhouse
    Take Out:  Meral's Pool
    Difficulty:  Class V @ 600 - 1,500 cfs, V+ > 1,500 cfs
    Gradient:  105 fpm
    Run Length:  9 miles
    Current Streamflow:  1300 cfs @ 12/14/2016 08:45 AM - CHERRY C BL DION R HOLM PH NR MATHER CA, reading taken from USGS
    Good Level:  600-1500 cfs
    Season Comments:  March, April, May, July, August, September, October
    Primary Season: 

    This creek runs before or after peak snowmelt

    Permit:  Forest Service permit required you can get it at http://www.cfsonline.org/PermitStuff/Tuolumne_App.pdf
    Character/Similar To:  Very popular class V run. The hard rapids are evenly spaced through out the run, all of them can be scouted or portaged
    Hazards:  There are many difficult rapids on this creek. Scout every rapid, there are many drops that will promote portaging.
    Water Craft:  kayak,raft
    Land Ownership:  Public
    Wilderness:  No
    Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 121 miles (2 hours 15 minutes) Southeast of Sacramento
    Shuttle Logistics: 

    Shuttle for this run is very confusing, it is best to get a USFS map to find your way to the river.



    Towns near Cherry Creek Kayaking

    Bishop California
    Mammoth Lakes California


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