Upper Clear Creek
Class 4-5 run that requires a one mile hike in. Large wood often blocks the
creek so always be on the lookout and scout any blind drops. There is one
mandatory portage about one half mile downstream of the high bridge and is
followed shortly afterwards by one class 4-5 rapid that can't be portaged or completly scouted. Small
increases in flow can transform this from a low water run into a real thumper
with stout holes.
Water quality, scenery and rapids are superb, this run is a hidden gem. Lower Clear Creek
Put in at the Slippery View River Access on the Clear Creek Road. The six miles
from here to the Klamath River are stunning. Rapids are generally class 2 with a
couple easy class 3 drops. The road runs on the river left high above the creek
and hiking out would be very difficult and long. Take out at the Klamath River
Highway on river left.
There is a beautiful class II-III run that starts at Four mile river access (Slippery View) and runs to the confluence with the Klamath. The creek runs through an unbelievable gorge with waterfalls cascading into the creek. I ran it winter 02 firstname.lastname@example.org
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