California Whitewater



Class III-IV River Run

The Edan Creek Tributary of the Whitewater River is a popular run for intermediate to advanced kayakers in Southern California. The ideal streamflow range for the Edan Creek run is between 300-600 cfs, which typically occurs during the winter and spring months. The class rating for this run is class III-IV, with a segment mileage of approximately 2.5 miles.

The Edan Creek run features several notable rapids and obstacles, including the "Toe Jam" rapid, which features a technical drop followed by a series of waves and holes. Other notable rapids include "Mudslide" and "The Ledge", which both require precise maneuvering through tight channels.

In terms of regulations, the Edan Creek run is located within the San Gorgonio Wilderness and is subject to wilderness permit requirements. Additionally, the use of drones and other motorized equipment is prohibited in the area.

Overall, the Edan Creek Tributary is a challenging and rewarding run for experienced kayakers seeking technical rapids and beautiful scenery. It is important to always check the streamflow and permit requirements before embarking on a run, and to practice Leave No Trace principles to preserve the natural beauty of the area. Get driving directions.
Last Updated 2023-08-30
River Levels 566 cfs (6.04 ft)
Percent of Normal 353%
Reporting Streamgauge MF EEL R NR DOS RIOS CA
Elevation 910 ft.
Watershed Middle Fork Eel

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