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Tributary - Hayfork Creek - Upper Gorge Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Trinity River


Tributary - Hayfork Creek - Upper Gorge Info
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Put In:  Gemmill Gulch Picnic Ground
Take Out:  East Fork Hayfork Creek
Difficulty:  Class III to IV+ @ 500 - 1,000 cfs , Class IV to V @ 800 - 1,000 cfs , Portage 3
Gradient:  93 fpm
Run Length:  5.7 miles
Current Streamflow:  9490 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:00 AM - TRINITY R A HOOPA CA, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  500 - 1,200 cfs, Optimum 700 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for this creek. It is usually running when the Trinity River at Hoopa gauge reads between 3,000 cfs and 10,000 cfs
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:  Pool drop rapids.
Hazards:  Watch out for logs in this section, they are usually a problem
Water Craft:  kayak
Land Ownership:  Public
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 211 miles (4 hours 14 minutes) Northwest of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: From Red Bluff take Route 36 west for 36 miles, turn right onto Wildwood Road. Drive 4 miles up this road to the put in at Gemmill Gulch Picnic Ground.

Take Out: To reach the take out continue down the road for 6 miles until the road returns to river level.





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