American, N. Fork - 1. Generation Gap: Tadpole Creek to Euchre Bar

American, N. Fork, California, US


1. Generation Gap: Tadpole Creek to Euchre Bar

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 12.3 Miles


Photo by Thomas M taken 10/18/10

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-11427000 500 - 2000 cfs IV-V 00h39m 112 cfs (too low)

River Description

Put In
Beacroft Trailhead: google map.
Bottom of trail at Tadpole Creek:  google map. Elevation = 2850 feet.

Take Out: Boaters can stop at Euchre Bar google map and hike up a trail to Euchre Bar Trailhead google map, but this forces a 50 mile shuttle that takes an hour and a half each direction. Most boaters continue on through Giant Gap to exit at Colfax-Iowa Hill Rd. google map. This shuttle is about 30 miles and takes about an hour each way. Others continue on through the Chamberlain Falls section to Colfax-Foresthill Rd.  google map which reduces the shuttle to 28 miles and less than an hour each way.

See also:
Preston Holmes story.
A Guide to the Best Whitewater in the State of California
Holbek & Stanley, 1988

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-07-07 12:52:52


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 16 2013 (1910 days ago)
Matthew HenryDetails
Has anyone hiked into this run in 2012 or 2013? The information floating around the web seems to
indicate the Beacroft trail is overgrown and nearly impassable.

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