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California whitewater, San Antonio

Monterey county, Above and down to Mission San Antonio de Padua section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     10.7 miles
  The Above and down to Mission San Antonio de Padua stretch of San Antonio in Monterey County is 10.7 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Monterey County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no
    problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Salinas, as you can see on the road map further down. Whether you're whitewater rafting
or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling places. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. The Santa Lucia Range scenery is wonderful. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in California is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that many runs in this state are not easy. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few  
others too. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff.

Briefly about the general area:
A journey to Sand Dollar Beach next to San Antonio is always a wonderful idea, and you're sure to bump into some fine people from Jolon here. Having a great time in the Santa Lucia Range is trouble-free. There's good hiking along the Girard Trail, and China Gulch is nearby, and is a great place. This river is so wonderful. Hiking is a popular thing to do around San Antonio; Arroyo Seco Trail is a delightful local trail.

San Antonio, Above and down to Mission San Antonio de Padua 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 San Antonio.
 Whitewater Near San Antonio:
San Antonio, Monterey County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 10.7 miles long (Above and down to Mission San Antonio de Padua)
Nacimiento River, Monterey County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Hunter Liggett to Turtle Creek)
Arroyo Seco River, Monterey County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Arroyo Seco Picnic Area to Route G16 bridge)
Arroyo Seco River, Monterey County, 16 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 3 miles long (Willowcreek Bridge to Arroyo Seco Picnic Area)
 Beaches Near San Antonio:
Sand Dollar Beach, Monterey , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near San Antonio:
Ventana Inn And Spa, Big Sur , 12 miles away
Quality Inn King City, King City , 15 miles away
Days Inn King City, King City , 15 miles away
Super 8 King City, King City , 16 miles away
Keefers Inn, King City , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near San Antonio:
Ponderosa, Jolon, 5 miles away
Nacimiento, Jolon, 6 miles away
Miguel Campground, Monterey County, 8 miles away
 Trails Near San Antonio:
Girard Trail, Monterey , 12 miles away, 5.1 hiking miles, 3407 feet elevation difference
Arroyo Seco Trail, Monterey , 13 miles away,  7.6 hiking miles, 2631 feet elevation difference
Gamboa Trail, Monterey , 14 miles away,  6.6 hiking miles, 1759 feet elevation difference
North Coast Ridge Trail, Monterey , 15 miles away, 9 hiking miles, 1385 feet elevation difference
Summit Trail, Monterey , 17 miles away, 1.8 hiking miles, 1522 feet elevation difference
Marble Peak Trail, Monterey , 18 miles away, 1.6 hiking miles, 1188 feet elevation difference
Horse Pasture Trail, Monterey , 18 miles away, 5.3 hiking miles, 1737 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near San Antonio:
Pinnacles National Monument, Paicines - CA , 35 miles away
Limekiln State Park, California , 15 miles away
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, California , 26 miles away
San Simeon State Park, California , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near San Antonio:
King City Golf Course, King City , 16 miles away

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