Little Salmon - 1. One mile down from Smokey Boulder Road to Hazard Creek

Little Salmon, Idaho, US


1. One mile down from Smokey Boulder Road to Hazard Creek

Usual Difficulty III-V (for normal flows)
Length 6 Miles

Second drop on the Little Salmon

Second drop on the Little Salmon
Photo by Will Reeves

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-13316500 4.50 - 10.00 ft III-V 00h49m 2.43 ft (too low)

River Description

The Little Salmon is a roadside whitewater run. The put in is at the first of four large waterfalls. All four waterfalls are runnable but the first drop can damage boats. The majority of the run consists of small boulder pile and ledge drops. Each of the waterfalls presents a different challenge and some can hide strainers and submerged rocks. On one run a kayaker and canoer both disappeared for more than five seconds in the hole at the base of the third drop but emerged unscathed. Unlike many whitewater runs in Idaho the Little Salmon is probably safer and more runnable at medium flow.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-01-03 20:44:03


Rapid Descriptions

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