San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Metropolitan Area

Local whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

If only every place had as much whitewater nearby as San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California. In the list below you can find a good whitewater stretch to paddle. With so much whitewater nearby picking the perfect spot might be tricky. Look at all the suitable whitewater spots carefully and decide which one is best for you.

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Whitewater paddling spots near San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California:

Whitewater 0 to 25 miles from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

Alameda Creek, California, Sunol to Niles Junction Close to Fremont, 17 miles away, class III, 4.3 miles long.

ARiveroyo Hondo River, California, Kincaid Road to Calaveras Reservoir, 13 miles away, class V, 8 miles long.

ARiveroyo Mocho River, California, Above Waterfalls to Mines Road bridge, 24 miles away, class IV-V+, 8 miles long.

ARiveroyo Valle River, California, Mt. Hamilton to Del Valle Reservoir, 21 miles away, class IV, 28 miles long.

San Lorenzo River, California, Boulder Creek to Felton, 18 miles away, class II, 9.1 miles long.

San Lorenzo River, California, Felton to Ocean at Santa Cruz, 18 miles away, class III-IV, 6 miles long.

Whitewater 25 to 50 miles from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

Carmel River, California, Los PadReservoir Reservoir to Carmel Valley, 49 miles away, class II-III(IV), 10 miles long.

Coyote Creek, California, Gilroy Hot Springs Road to Coyote Reservoir, 29 miles away, class II, 4.9 miles long.

Pescadero Creek, California, Portola State Park to Memorial County Park, 25 miles away, class II, 9 miles long.

Whitewater 50 to 75 miles from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

ARiveroyo Seco River, California, Willowcreek Bridge to Arroyo Seco Picnic Area, 65 miles away, class IV(V), 3 miles long.

ARiveroyo Seco River, California, Arroyo Seco Picnic Area to Route G16 bridge, 66 miles away, class III, 14.5 miles long.

Big Sur River, California, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park to Motels, 57 miles away, class II+, 4 miles long.

Little Sur River, California, Pico Blanco BSouth Carolina to Highway 1, 53 miles away, class III-IV, 7 miles long.

Napa River, California, St. Helena to Napa, 69 miles away, class III, 18 miles long.

Whitewater 75 to 100 miles from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

Bear Creek, California, Close to Wilbur Hot Springs to Cache Creek ConFork, 97 miles away, class IV, 12 miles long.

Cache Creek, California, Highway 20 to Bear Creek Confluence, 98 miles away, class II(III), 18 miles long.

Cache Creek, California, Bear Creek Confluence to Rumsey, 92 miles away, class III, 9 miles long.

Cosumnes River, California, Highway 49 to Highway 16, 92 miles away, class II-V, 20 miles long.

Mark West Creek, California, Mark West Lodge to Mark West Road, 89 miles away, class III-V, 4 miles long.

Nacimiento River, California, Hunter Liggett to Turtle Creek, 95 miles away, class I-III, 15 miles long.

Putah Creek, California, Highway 29 to Lake Berryessa, 85 miles away, class IV-V, 16 miles long.

San Antonio, California, Above and down to Mission San Antonio de Padua, 80 miles away, class II, 10.7 miles long.

Stanislaus River, California, Goodwin Dam to Knights Ferry, 91 miles away, class III-IV(V), 4 miles long.

* Distances listed are direct linear distances from the center of the metro area to the middle of the river section listed, actual driving distance is longer.



Other Outdoors Recreation Nearby:


Ski Resorts near San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California:

Ski Areas 100 to 150 miles from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

Bear Valley, California, 120 miles, vertical drop 1900 feet

Kirkwood, California, 146 miles, vertical drop 2000 feet

Donner Ski Ranch, California, 148 miles, vertical drop 750 feet

Sugar Bowl, California, 148 miles, vertical drop 1500 feet

Royal Gorge, California, 150 miles, vertical drop 1600 feet

Sierra at Tahoe, California, 147 miles, vertical drop 2212 feet

Ski Areas 150 to 200 miles from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

Heavenly, California, 162 miles, vertical drop 3500 feet

Diamond Peak, Nevada, 170 miles, vertical drop 1840 feet

Mt. Rose, Nevada, 185 miles, vertical drop 1440 feet

Sierra Summit, California, 188 miles, vertical drop 1600 feet

Badger Pass, California, 155 miles, vertical drop 800 feet

Dodge Ridge, California, 154 miles, vertical drop 1600 feet

Homewood, California, 154 miles, vertical drop 1650 feet

Alpine Meadows, California, 157 miles, vertical drop 1802 feet

Squaw Valley, California, 156 miles, vertical drop 2850 feet

Boreal, California, 161 miles, vertical drop 500 feet

Northstar at Tahoe, California, 161 miles, vertical drop 2280 feet

Soda Springs, California, 161 miles, vertical drop 652 feet

Tahoe Donner, California, 161 miles, vertical drop 600 feet

* Distances listed are direct linear distances from the center of the metro area to the ski areas listed, actual driving distance is longer.


National Parks near San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California:

National Parks 0 to 100 miles from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 47 miles

Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail, 42 miles

Muir Woods National Monument, 58 miles

Pinnacles National Monument, 72 miles

Point Reyes National Seashore, 77 miles

Presidio National Park, 47 miles

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, 47 miles

* Distances listed are direct linear distances from the center of the metro area to the parks listed, actual driving distance is longer.


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