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East Fork Trinity River Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Trinity River

East Fork Trinity River Info
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Put In:  Mumbo Creek
Take Out:  Whipple Ranch
Difficulty:  Class IV , Class V , Portage
Gradient:  Average 122 fpm, Highest 150 fpm
Run Length:  8.2 miles
Good Level:  300 - 1,000 cfs, Optimum 600 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for this river, call 800-742-9474, usually this creek runs about 20% of the inflow to Clair Engle.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, November, December
Primary Season:  This section of river only runs during the winter and spring, usually after a few days of heavy rain, and during the snowmelt
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Said to be the best of the 3 forks of the Trinity, it has many long boulder gardens and a short gorge near the end of the run
Hazards:  There is one portage, possibly more. Each run down you should scout each drop.
Water Craft:  kayak
Land Ownership:  Public
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 228 miles (4 hours 9 minutes) Northwest of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Redding, on I-5, take Route 299 towards Weaverville for 50 miles. Then turn north onto Route 3, drive about 35 miles north towards the outpost to Coffee Creek. A few miles before Coffee Creek outpost, at the north end of Trinity Lake, turn right onto East Side Road. Drive 8 miles on the road and cross the bridge over the East Fork Trinity. On river left take a left onto the road lead upriver, go a few miles to a bridge across the river at Whipple Ranch, this is the take out.

Put In: From the take out return to Route 3, turn north and drive for 8 miles. Turn onto Ramshorn Road, drive 7 miles to the put in at Mumbo Creek.

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