Trinity, S. Fork - 6. Surprise Creek to Salyer

Trinity, S. Fork, California, US


6. Surprise Creek to Salyer (Three Bears)

Usual Difficulty IV (for normal flows)
Length 14 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-11528700 800 - 3000 cfs IV 00h23m 4350 cfs (too high)

River Description

The Three Bears refer to three Class IV rapids below Surprise Creek. Boaters typically take out at the Low Bridge (mile 5.5) or continue to Sandy Bar (mile 12.5), however, this can be run as one long day to Salyer (no easy road access). Below the Low Water Bridge the South Fork is Class II but there are several mid-channel strainers that create dangerous hazards--be aware.

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Last Updated: 2010-04-12 23:26:45

Rapid Descriptions

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