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California whitewater, Hayfork Creek

Trinity county, 3 miles West of Hayfork to Hyampom section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     21 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The 3 miles West of Hayfork to Hyampom section of Hayfork Creek in California is 21 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater
    as a class IV-V section. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers.
The wild scenery of the Coast Ranges is great. The natural beauty of California and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the 3 miles West of Hayfork to Hyampom section is just one  
of them. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
Fir Root Spring is a good local attraction; Big Canyon is another delightful location to go to close by. So many amusing things in the Coast Ranges, just unbelievable. This is a popular site for folks from Hyampom, and there are pleasant sites to explore along the Ruth Hayfork Trail. This river is a great place to visit. Hayfork Creek is a wet site that gets a lot of rainfall.

Hayfork Creek, 3 miles West of Hayfork to Hyampom 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 Hayfork Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hayfork Creek:
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 12.7 miles long (Gemmil Gulch Picnic Ground to Carr Creek)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 21 miles long (3 miles West of Hayfork to Hyampom)
Trinity River - South Fork, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 64.6 miles long (East Fork to low bridge off South Fork Road)
Trinity River - South Fork, Trinity County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Downstream from Forest Glen)
Whitewater Outfitter - Trinity River Rafting, Trinity County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Trinity River, Trinity County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 10 miles long (Cedar Flat to Hawkins Bar)
Mad River, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.2 miles long (Ruth Reservoir to Forest Service Road 5 miles below Highway 36)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 23.6 miles long (Pigeon Point Campground to Cedar Flat)
Van Duzen River, Trinity County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 7.2 miles long (West Fork to Senteney Creek)
New River, Trinity County, 20 miles away
      Class III-V - 19.8 miles long (E Fork confluence to Trinity River)
 Ski Areas Near Hayfork Creek:
Mount Shasta, California , 88 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 90 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Hayfork Creek:
Moss Manor The River House, Willow Creek , 27 miles away
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 38 miles away
Dean Creek Resort, Redway , 40 miles away
Humboldt Redwoods Inn, Garberville , 40 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Humboldt House Inn, Garberville , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hayfork Creek:
Del Loma RV Park and Campground, Del Loma, 10 miles away
Big Bar, Big Bar, 10 miles away
Glade Campground, Trinity County, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Hayfork Creek:
Ruth Hayfork Trail, Trinity , 15 miles away, 6.6 hiking miles, 2939 feet elevation difference
County Line Trail, Humboldt , 16 miles away, 2.7 hiking miles, 3397 feet elevation difference
Blake Trail, Humboldt , 16 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 3420 feet elevation difference
Rough Gulch Trail, Trinity , 17 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 4155 feet elevation difference
Dan East Trail, Humboldt , 18 miles away, 1.6 hiking miles, 2406 feet elevation difference
Pilot Ridge Trail, Humboldt , 20 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 735 feet elevation difference
Ben Arthur Trail, Trinity , 20 miles away, 7.1 hiking miles, 1839 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Hayfork Creek:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 52 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 29 miles away
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, California , 39 miles away

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