Bear Creek - near Wilbur Hot Springs to Cache Creek Conf.

Bear Creek, California, US


near Wilbur Hot Springs to Cache Creek Conf.

Usual Difficulty IV (for normal flows)
Avg. Gradient 50 fpm

Typical bear creek rapid (downstream)

Typical bear creek rapid (downstream)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-11451715 200 - 800 cfs IV 00h37m 2.07 cfs (too low)

River Description

Run may be shortened via put-in at a bridge at 38.9717, -122.3403, which gives a 5 mile run with 73 fpm average gradient.

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StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-08-29 11:09:06

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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March 7 2009 (3564 days ago)
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When I last ran this run at medium-low flows in fall 2007 there were 2-3 points on the river with
relativley thin metal wires strung across the river. Just above head leavel at the flows we had but
at higher flows they could be an issue. Use caution. Steven Vaniman....yeahhhhhhhhh what he said

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