American, Middle Fork (N. Fork of) - Last Chance Trail to confluence with Middle Fork

American, Middle Fork (N. Fork of), California, US


Last Chance Trail to confluence with Middle Fork

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 13 Miles
Avg. Gradient 130 fpm

River Description


Other Information Sources: 
Tahoe National Forest
American River Ranger District (530) 367-2224
The Best Whitewater in California,  Holbeck & Stanley
SIERRA WHITEWATER, MARTIN, 1974  describes the last 2 miles from Mosquito Bridge Road down to the MF confluence. 
Middle Fork American River Project Relicensing
Existing Resources Overview pdf
Placer County Water Agency
Upper American River Foundation
UCDavis Hydra Center, flow study news release

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-06-22 01:19:58

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
3.0Devil's GateVPortage Hazard
6.0Bake Oven TrailN/AAccess

Rapid Descriptions

Devil's Gate (Class V, Mile 3.0)

Serious Gorge with big rapids

Bake Oven Trail (Class N/A, Mile 6.0)

A trail comes down to the river from Mosquito Ridge Road, somewhere in this area.  

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June 14, 2011