Crapo Creek, California, US
Crapo Creek (Salmon Tributary)
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Largest drop on Crapo
Largest drop on CrapoPhoto of Ben Wartburg by Darin McQuoid
SALMON R A SOMES BAR CA
6.00 - 7.00 ft
Overshadowed because of it's location near the legendary Bridge Creek, Crapo Creek holds its own as
a fun low volume creek.
A quick one mile hike in leads to a small steep creek. Wood moves every year in Crapo Creek, making
it one of the largest hazards. The creek alternates between steep rocky sections and bedrock
slides. With sufficient flows both are fun.
Although only four miles long, Crapo Creek is a long day and quite remote if you had to hike out
through the forests of Poison Oak. Bring a breakdown and first aid on this one.
Shuttle: Take-Out at Nordheimer River Access, drive upstream through Forks of the Salmon and go
left up the North Fork until you see Forest Service road NF11N21. It is ocasionally gated early in
the spring. Once on NF11N21 stay on the most well used road until the fork to the left that drops
you into Crapo. It's fairly obvious and on the map. Drive as far down as you can until rockslides
block the road and start hiking down the road. When the road washes out, drop straight down a steep
couple hundred yards to the creek.
Write-up at Darin McQuoid's Jefferson State
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Last Updated: 2007-07-09 11:15:33