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Difficulty III
Length 0.5 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 06/21/2004 12:27 pm

River Description

Take Rt. 97 south from Rt. 20 N in Valentine for 22.5 miles toward Merritt Lake to the sign to Snake Falls. Take the road to Snake Falls to the right (west) for .6 miles to the Snake Falls Sportsman Club restaurant and park there. Pay the small admission fee (there was a Pay Box - mailbox - for the $1.00 fee for adults, .75 for children). The trail to the falls starts at the pay box to the right of the restaurant. Follow the trail back and to the left to the top of the cliff to see the falls.

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11 years ago

I guarantee these falls have been run :)

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13 years ago

I took at look at this one and there are small rapids for several miles down to the confluence none are all that big.

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13 years ago

Viewed another source, that said it was an 8' drop, Google earth images shows some distinct whitewater above and below the the falls.

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Kevin Colburn
14 years ago

Local NPS staff have noted that the falls are 20+ feet, and have boulders in and aroung the base. IT would appear that these falls are not class III. It is unclear whether or not the falls have been run.

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Directions Description

Shuttle will most likely be on foot, carrying upstream for whatever amount of gradient one chooses to run befoe and after the falls.


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