Difficulty IV
Length 1.3 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 04/02/2019 10:09 am

River Description

A named falls, and gradient throughout make quite an interesting micro-creek run. When the Presque and Black are running large, this may be a great option. Keep in mind that It is small enough to have serious problems with deadfall and snags.

The following helmetcam footage (via YouTube from Jonathan Sisley) will give you a great feel for what is here:

We welcome any additional comments or reports to help out your fellow boaters with more details (especially regarding logistics and access) for this run!

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage area ~5.2 square miles.

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Manakiki Falls

Class - IV Mile - 1

Reportedly a 25' falls in an area of the creek where the banks are very steep and over-hanging.

A photo of this steep, sliding falls is available at Panoramio.


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Jonathan Sisley
5 years ago

Just before the gate, there is a dirt path on the left that a few trucks had gone down. Google shows that this path connects with the put-in road for this stretch. Worth checking out with a 4WD vehicle.

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Jonathan Sisley
5 years ago

1.5 Miles from locked gate to Maple Creek Falls, the gate is owned by Steiger's Timber Operations. Probably the land as well.

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Gage Descriptions

This will run only when the nearby Black River is quite high.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1196171 10/06/09 Rob
1196169 10/06/09 Rob n/a
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1196173 10/07/09 Rob
1203364 05/08/14 Rob Embed Jonathan Sisley video
1203365 05/08/14 Rob Minor edit.
1211760 04/02/19 Rob updated image position
1203760 10/28/14 Rob embed excellent photos, thanks to Jonathan!