Pescadero Creek - Portola State Park to Memorial County Park

Pescadero Creek, California, US


Portola State Park to Memorial County Park

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 9 Miles

River Description

From Bill Tuthill:

This scenic stretch can be run after a large rainstorm. The put-in requires a carry from State Park headquarters down to the creek. Be on guard for logjams. There is a large one with huge redwood trees about a third of the way down. Another big one is about two thirds of the way down. Carry around, or take out above the dam in Memorial Park. When the creek joins the road, rapids become more III'ish. If you have time to run this section, take out at the first bridge on Pescadero Road.

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Last Updated: 2001-10-17 17:30:21

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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February 24 2005 (5079 days ago)
zeek liebyDetails
My bro and I ran Pescadero on 2-21-05 we had about 330 cfs. It seemed perfect. We had 4 or 5 log
jams but no portage took more than 5 minutes. we could paddle up to some of them with ease. I would
not run this creek too much higher because the logjams would be harder to negotiate. beatiful
scenery fun little rapids easy put in and take out just like Bill says. took us just over 2 hours
to paddle about 6 miles.