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California whitewater, American River - Middle Fork

Placer county, Mosquito Ridge Road to confluence with Middle Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     2.1 miles
  The nature scenery of Placer County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. This is a short paddling stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. There arenít
    any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch of American River - Middle Fork in Placer County
is 2.1 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The campgrounds here at American River - Middle Fork are pretty good. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. The beauty of the Northern Sierra Nevada is a great plus for this river. The put-in location is a short drive from Truckee-Grass Valley, as you can  
see on the road map further down. The Mosquito Ridge Road to confluence with Middle Fork section is one of many paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a splendid hiking adventure along the Nevada Point Trail; American River - Middle Fork is a spot with many visitors from Georgetown. These mountains rock, just look at all the cool things to do in the Northern Sierra Nevada. Skunk Canyon is a perfect location to spend some time at, and do take a hike on the Bake Oven Trail. This river is so wonderful. Summertime highs at American River - Middle Fork mostly tend to be in the 90's.

American River - Middle Fork, Mosquito Ridge Road to confluence with Middle Fork road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near American River - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near American River - Middle Fork:
American River - Middle Fork, Placer County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.1 miles long (Mosquito Ridge Road to confluence with Middle Fork)
American River - Middle Fork, Placer/El Dorado County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 17 miles long (Oxbow Bend to Drivers Flat Road)
American River - North Fork, Placer County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14.5 miles long (Euchre Bar to Colfax-Iowa Hill Road)
American River - North Fork, Placer County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Colfax-Foresthill Road Bridge to Ponderosa Way Bridge)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Slab Creek Dam to White Rock Powerhouse)
American River - Middle Fork, Placer / El Dorado County, 14 miles away
      Class I(II) - 7.1 miles long (former Greenwood Bridge to Mammoth Bar)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 20.5 miles long (Route 193 to Folsom Lake)
American River - North Fork, Placer County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.8 miles long (Colfax-Iowa Hill Road to Colfax-Foresthill Road Bridge)
American River - North Fork, Placer County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12.3 miles long (Tadpole Creek to Euchre Bar)
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Voyages, El Dorado County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near American River - Middle Fork:
Soda Springs, California , 29 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Boreal, California , 31 miles away, 500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 41 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 32 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 32 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 35 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 35 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 37 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Homewood, California , 40 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Granlibakken, California , 41 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 44 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
 Hotels Near American River - Middle Fork:
Albert Shafsky House Bed And Breakfast, Placerville , 16 miles away
Gold Country Inn, Placerville , 16 miles away
Sierra Sun Cloud Inn, Colfax , 16 miles away
Lexington Historic Cary House Hotel, Placerville , 16 miles away
Historic Cary House Hotel, Placerville , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near American River - Middle Fork:
Ralston Campground, Placer County, 1 miles away
Oxbow Reservoir, Georgetown, 1 miles away
Camp Chiquita Campground, Georgetown, 4 miles away
 Trails Near American River - Middle Fork:
Bake Oven Trail, Placer , 3 miles away,  9 hiking miles, 2032 feet elevation difference
Nevada Point Trail, El Dorado , 4 miles away, 5.3 hiking miles, 2771 feet elevation difference
Green Valley Trail, Placer , 9 miles away, 2.8 hiking miles, 2371 feet elevation difference
American Eagle Trail, Placer , 9 miles away,  1.8 hiking miles, 190 feet elevation difference
Euchre Bar Trail, Placer , 9 miles away, 3.3 hiking miles, 1947 feet elevation difference
Italian Bar Trail, Placer , 10 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 2437 feet elevation difference
Pigeon Roost Trail, Placer , 10 miles away, 1.4 hiking miles, 763 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near American River - Middle Fork:
Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, California , 16 miles away
Auburn State Park, California , 22 miles away
Malakoff Diggins State Park, California , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near American River - Middle Fork:
Apple Mountain Golf Resort, Camino , 15 miles away
Camino Heights Golf Course, Camino , 15 miles away
Cold Springs Golf & Country, Placerville , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near American River - Middle Fork
Oxbow Reservoir, El Dorado , 1 miles away
Stumpy Meadows Lake, El Dorado , 11 miles away
Slab Creek Reservoir, El Dorado , 13 miles away

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