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California whitewater, American River - North Fork

Placer county, Euchre Bar to Colfax-Iowa Hill Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     14.5 miles
 
This is an isolated and demanding run. The river itself dosen't pose too many problems to the skilled padler, but the rugged isolation cane give you a bad day in a hurry. I've made this run many times but I am always prepared, make sure you have a WFR with you, in the crux of the gorge (three miles) there's no getting a seriously injured person out without aid. I've run nearly every published river in Ca. and then some, experience is the best
    teacher Says Bob Antuzzi

The natural beauty of California and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Euchre Bar to Colfax-Iowa Hill Road section
of American River - North Fork in Placer County is 14.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The put-in  
is not too far from Truckee-Grass Valley, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Euchre Bar to Colfax-Iowa Hill Road section is just one of many. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. The river winds through the Northern Sierra Nevada and you get great scenery.

American River - North Fork, Euchre Bar to Colfax-Iowa Hill Road 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 - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near American River - North Fork:
American River - North Fork, Placer County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14.5 miles long (Euchre Bar to Colfax-Iowa Hill Road)
American River - North Fork, Placer County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.8 miles long (Colfax-Iowa Hill Road to Colfax-Foresthill Road Bridge)
American River - North Fork, Placer County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Colfax-Foresthill Road Bridge to Ponderosa Way Bridge)
Bear River, Nevada / Placer County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 11 miles long (Highway 174 Bridge to Lake Combie)
American River - Middle Fork, Placer/El Dorado County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 17 miles long (Oxbow Bend to Drivers Flat Road)
American River - Middle Fork, Placer County, 11 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, 11 miles away
      Class I(II) - 7.1 miles long (former Greenwood Bridge to Mammoth Bar)
Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 14 miles long (Washington to Edwards Crossing)
Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing)
Yuba River - Middle Fork, Sierra/ Nevada/ Yuba County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 22 miles long (Plumago Crossing to Route 49)
 Ski Areas Near American River - North Fork:
Soda Springs, California , 33 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Boreal, California , 35 miles away, 500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 41 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 36 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 37 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 42 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 42 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 42 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Homewood, California , 47 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Granlibakken, California , 47 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 50 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
 Hotels Near American River - North Fork:
Sierra Sun Cloud Inn, Colfax , 8 miles away
Deer Creek Inn, Nevada City , 11 miles away
Nevada City Inn, Nevada City , 14 miles away
BEST WESTERN Gold Country Inn, Grass Valley , 14 miles away
Stagecoach Motel, Grass Valley , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near American River - North Fork:
Dutch Flat RV Resort, Gold Run, 2 miles away
Giant Gap, Dutch Flat, 3 miles away
Forbes Campground, Placer County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near American River - North Fork:
Green Valley Trail, Placer , 4 miles away, 2.8 hiking miles, 2371 feet elevation difference
Euchre Bar Trail, Placer , 7 miles away, 3.3 hiking miles, 1947 feet elevation difference
American Eagle Trail, Placer , 9 miles away,  1.8 hiking miles, 190 feet elevation difference
Bake Oven Trail, Placer , 12 miles away,  9 hiking miles, 2032 feet elevation difference
Italian Bar Trail, Placer , 12 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 2437 feet elevation difference
Humbug Trail, Nevada , 12 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 1041 feet elevation difference
South Yuba Trail, Nevada , 14 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 929 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near American River - North Fork:
Malakoff Diggins State Park, California , 14 miles away
Empire Mine State Park, California , 14 miles away
Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, California , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near American River - North Fork:
Nevada County Country Club, Grass Valley , 15 miles away
Darkhorse Golf Club, Auburn , 16 miles away
Winchester County Club, Meadow Vista , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near American River - North Fork
Oxbow Reservoir, El Dorado , 10 miles away
Herring Reservoir, Nevada , 12 miles away
Lake Theodore, Placer , 15 miles away

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