This wilderness run is typically available for short periods after large winter rain storms.
Other Information Sources:Somewhere Out There, by Charles Foster Descriptions by 1st descent party. Video by DiscosVideos at youtube. Video by Aquaaevum at Youtube.Los Padres National ForestForest Service Road MapMT. PINOS RANGER DISTRICT 34580 Lockwood Valley Frazier Park, CA 93225 VOICE: (661) 245-3731CampOne.com manages the campground and recreation facilities at Pyramid Lake
Access Gold Hill Road from I-5 at the Gorman exit. Travel through the Hungry Valley OHV area.
A dirt road or trail comes down the Smith Fork to Piru Creek from Hungry Valley OHV area. It is not clear if this road is open during the winter or spring when the creek could be runnable.
It is not clear if this road is open during the winter or spring when the creek can be runnable.
The creek bends left from south east to north east and enters a spectacular gorge. The rapids in the gorge are generally class 3.
The Piru Creek gauge at the beginning of the gorge presents a serious hazard. The gauge structure is on river left, but a low head dam spans the river. This weir is reported to have very sharp metal edges on the top which could damage a boat. Scout river right.
This gauge is near the end of the run above Pyramid Lake. The recommended levels are from Charles Foster's suggestions.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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