SOUNTHERN BOUNDARY OF REDWOOD NATIONAL AND STATE PARKS TO NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF REDWOOD NATIONAL AND STATE PARKS
STREAMFLOW: 14 CFS
Class IV-III River Run
The Whitewater River Run is a popular rafting destination in Northern California, stretching from the Southern Boundary of Redwood National and State Parks to the Northern Boundary of Redwood National and State Parks. The ideal streamflow range for this run is between 800 and 3,000 cfs, with optimum conditions occurring between May and June. The class rating for this run ranges from III to V, depending on the segment being navigated.
The run is broken into three segments, with the first segment covering 7 miles from Bear Creek to Simpson-Reed Trailhead. This segment is the most difficult, with class IV and V rapids, including "Steep Creek Falls" and "Horseshoe Falls." The second segment covers 10 miles from Simpson-Reed Trailhead to Klamath Glen, with class III and IV rapids. The final segment covers 4 miles from Klamath Glen to the Pacific Ocean, with mostly class II and III rapids.
The Whitewater River Run is subject to specific regulations, including the requirement for all boaters to wear a personal flotation device at all times while on the river. Additionally, the use of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited while on the water. Due to the remote nature of the run, it is recommended that all boaters have experience and proper equipment, including a first aid kit and emergency communication device.
Overall, the Whitewater River Run offers a thrilling and challenging rafting experience for experienced boaters, with stunning views of the redwood forests along the way. However, it is important to be prepared and follow all regulations to ensure a safe trip.
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