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Pit #1 Bypass Reach Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Pit River

Pit #1 Bypass Reach Video

The many lines of Pit Falls
  • Kayaks running slide on Pit Falls
  • Pit Falls in a playboat
  • Pit #1 Bypass Reach Info
    Use this information at your own risk. See our legal notices.
    Put In:  Fall River Mills
    Take Out:  Pit #1 Powerhouse
    Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
    Gradient:  48 ft/mi
    Run Length:  7 miles
    Current Streamflow:  1600 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:00 AM - PIT R BL PIT NO 1 PH NR FALL RIVER MILLS CA, reading taken from USGS
    Good Level:  500 - 6000 cfs
    Season Comments:  May, June, July, August
    Primary Season:  Only runnable on summer weekends when PG&E is releasing water.
    Hazards:  Pit Falls should be scouted. You can catch a glimpse of it on the shuttle.
    Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
    Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), of

    Towns near Pit #1 Bypass Reach Kayaking

    Ashland Oregon
    Klamath Falls Oregon
    Lakeview Oregon

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