Canyon Creek (Trinity trib), California, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-IV (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||79 fpm|
Canyon Creek is a tributary of the Trinity River. The main run is short but the upper from the last bridge is kinda like an upper trinity/coffee type thing. Lots of 2 and 3 and great waves at higher flows.
Many rapids on the run are on bends. The current flows over a boulder bar (gravel bar?),
pushes into a wall, then turns sharply. The creek has a really good rapid in a mini
gorge near the end.
A GUIDE TO THE BEST WHITEWATER IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, HOLBEK & STANLEY, 1988