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Tributary - New River - Gorge Run Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Trinity River


Tributary - New River - Gorge Run Info
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Put In:  Panther Creek
Take Out:  Hawkins Bar Bridge
Difficulty:  Class IV , Class V , Portage
Gradient:  Average 63 fpm, Highest 250 fpm
Run Length:  11.2 miles
Current Streamflow:  9490 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:00 AM - TRINITY R A HOOPA CA, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  400 - 800 cfs, Optimum 700 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for this river. This usually runs when the Trinity River at Hoopa gauge reads between 3,000 and 5,000 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:  This run starts relatively easy, the last 1.5 miles are very intimidating class V/VI rapids through a tight gorge.
Hazards:  The last 1.5 miles of the New River have a gradient of 250 fpm, there is one unrunnable rapid in this section that can be portaged on a small trail high on the river left wall
Water Craft:  kayak
Land Ownership:  Public, the put in is on private property
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 271 miles (5 hours 4 minutes) Northwest of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: The put in is about 4 miles west of Denny on Route 299. There is an unmarked dirt road that leads to what once was Panther Creek Campground. This area is now private property so be respectful.

Take Out: The take out is a few miles downriver on the Trinity River at Hawkins Bar Bridge.





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