West Walker - B) Hwy 395 Bridge to Walker

West Walker, California, US


B) Hwy 395 Bridge to Walker

Usual Difficulty III-V (varies with level)
Length 11 Miles
Avg. Gradient 106 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-10296000 300 - 2000 cfs III-V 00h36m 57 cfs (too low)

River Description

Highway 395 runs immediately alongside this run, making access/egress/shuttle quite convenient.

Additional reference:
Cassady & Calhoun, Holbek & Stanley, Martin

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-06-20 17:48:02

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 4 2016 (960 days ago)
vperumal (7248)
Ran this section today at a little over 1000CFS. Clean with no channels blocked with wood. Rocks
were well padded and holes were mostly wave holes. Really fun run but really felt like one big long
rapid. A swim would be very consequential due to the continuous nature. We put in at the bridge
where the W. Walker goes under 395 and took out at the river park just south of Walker. The AW
Description does not mention that Large changes occurred to the streamed after the 1997 flood and
apparently much of the river was altered to give it a similar but easier character to things like
the N. Fk. of the Payette. I felt like it had bits of class IV munchiness with Class III moves but
Class V consequence at this level. Higher flows would make it considerably more scary, and lower
flows would make it more technical. we felt like the 1000-1200 level was optimal flows for this