Eel - 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint

Eel, California, US


4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 47 Miles
Avg. Gradient 13 fpm

Spy Rock Camp 2

Spy Rock Camp 2
Photo by Dave Steindorf taken 04/02/14 @ 4000 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-11475000 500 - 10000 cfs II-III 00h55m 23100 cfs (too high)

River Description

This is a great multi-day river trip that is often overlooked but can be worth checking out in the spring. In some years flows last through Memorial Day weekend. Look for something above 1500cfs for rafts but it’s still a good kayak self support trip at lower flows. At moderate flows (1500-10000) the run is class II with half a dozen class III rapids.
This 50 mile trip is typically run over 3 to 5 days with some nice sandy beaches that make for good camping and plenty of opportunities for hiking and exploration up side canyons.

Other Information Sources: 
Cassady & Calhoun, Holbek & Stanley, Schwind, Penny
River Description on California Creekin.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-03-30 03:38:28

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
13.3Spy RockN/APhoto

Rapid Descriptions

Spy Rock (Class N/A, Mile 13.3)

Spy Rock Camp

Spy Rock Camp
Photo by Dave Steindorf taken 04/02/14

Nice day one camp

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