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California whitewater, Eel River - North Fork

Trinity Mendocino county, Hulls Creek to Mina Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     8 miles
  The beautiful scenery of California and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. The starting point is not too far from Ukiah, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in California are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are
    not easy. This stretch of Eel River - North Fork is 8 miles long and has been rated as a class III section by American Whitewater. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This
stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. If you're  
a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The beautiful Coast Ranges scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Morrison Trail is magnificent fun, and Eel River - North Fork is next to Bear Canyon which is certainly worth stopping at. Yeah, come up here to the Coast Ranges for a perfect time. Eel River - North Fork is right by the Ben Duncan Mailbox Trail, and do put some time aside to spend at Willow Spring while you're here at Eel River - North Fork. This is a really good river. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Eel River - North Fork.

Eel River - North Fork, Hulls Creek to Mina 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 Eel River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Eel River - North Fork:
Eel River - North Fork, Trinity/ Mendocino County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (Hulls Creek to Mina Road)
Eel River - North Fork, Trinity/ Mendocino County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 12 miles long (Salt Creek to Hulls Creek)
Mad River, Trinity County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 5.8 miles long (North and South Fork confluence to Barry Creek Road)
Eel River, Mendocino/ Trinity/ Humboldt County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 47 miles long (Dos Rios to Alderpoint)
Eel River - Middle Fork, Mendocino County, 17 miles away
      Class II-V - 32 miles long (Black Butte River to Dos Rios)
Tenmile Creek, Mendocino County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Gauge on Highway 101 to South Fork Eel)
Van Duzen River, Trinity County, 20 miles away
      Class III - 7.2 miles long (West Fork to Senteney Creek)
Trinity River - South Fork, Trinity County, 21 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Downstream from Forest Glen)
Rattlesnake Creek, Mendocino County, 23 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (US 101 to Big Bend)
Mad River, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.2 miles long (Ruth Reservoir to Forest Service Road 5 miles below Highway 36)
 Hotels Near Eel River - North Fork:
Super 8 Willits, Willits , 30 miles away
Lark Motel, Willits , 30 miles away
Clarion Collection Baechtel Creek Inn & Spa, Willits , 31 miles away
Baechtel Creek Inn, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Willits , 31 miles away
BEST WESTERN Willits Inn, Willits , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eel River - North Fork:
Rock Cabin Trailhead, Covelo, 16 miles away
Georges Valley Trailhead, Covelo, 17 miles away
Barlow Group, Zenia, 17 miles away
 Trails Near Eel River - North Fork:
Ben Duncan Mailbox Trail, Trinity , 5 miles away, 3.7 hiking miles, 1303 feet elevation difference
Morrison Trail, Trinity , 12 miles away,  10.2 hiking miles, 875 feet elevation difference
Willow Trail, Trinity , 12 miles away,  10 hiking miles, 1081 feet elevation difference
Ben Arthur Trail, Trinity , 13 miles away, 7.1 hiking miles, 1839 feet elevation difference
Waterspout Trail, Trinity , 15 miles away, 5.6 hiking miles, 2078 feet elevation difference
Yellowjacket Trail, Trinity , 16 miles away,  9.6 hiking miles, 1508 feet elevation difference
Wrights Valley Trail, Trinity , 16 miles away,  9.4 hiking miles, 1472 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Eel River - North Fork:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 63 miles away
Standish-Hickey State Recreational Area, California , 30 miles away
Benbow Lake State Park, California , 34 miles away
Richardson Grove State Park, California , 34 miles away

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