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California whitewater, Sycamore Creek

Fresno county, Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     2 miles
  The nature scenery of Fresno County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. If you're coming from Fresno it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River stretch of Sycamore Creek in California is 2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some
    good walking shoes. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. Not too many hotels nearby,
you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Whitewater paddling here in the Central Sierra Nevada is a great experience. The campgrounds here at Sycamore Creek are pretty good. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. There are  
a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Sycamore Creek you will meet lots of folks from close by Tollhouse; hiking is a popular thing to do around Sycamore Creek; Deep Creek Trail is a perfect local trail. Life's too short to enjoy all the exciting things in the Central Sierra Nevada. Good hiking is available along the Bobs Flat Trail. Summertime at Sycamore Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 90's with nighttime lows in the 60's. During the winter highs are in the 50's while the cold winter nights at Sycamore Creek are in the 30's.

Sycamore Creek, Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Sycamore Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sycamore Creek:
Sycamore Creek, Fresno County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River)
Sycamore Creek, Fresno County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3 miles long (Maxson Road to Trimmer Springs Road)
Big Creek Kings River Tributary, Fresno County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.3 miles long (Ross Creek Trail to confluence of National Forest Kings)
Big Creek Kings River Tributary, Fresno County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 5 miles long (Bridge on Forest Service Route 7 to Trimmer Springs Road)
Kings River, Fresno County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Pine Flat Dam to Centerville)
Little Dry Creek, Fresno County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Sycamore Road to Sycamore Creek)
Kings River, Fresno County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 7 miles long (Kings River Powerhouse to Big Creek Cove)
Mill Creek, Fresno County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Squaw Valley to Wonder Valley Guest Ranch)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Old mine trail to National Forest Kings confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Sycamore Creek:
Sierra Summit, California , 20 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
Mammoth Mountain, California , 45 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 27 lifts, 156 runs
June Mountain, California , 49 miles away, 2580 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Badger Pass, California , 50 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Shirley Meadow, California , 83 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 85 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
 Marinas Near Sycamore Creek:
Pine Flat Lake Marina, Piedra , 8 miles away
Shaver Lake Marina, Shaver Lake , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Sycamore Creek:
Windsor Oaks Inn And Suites, Grayville , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DINUBA WEST, Dinuba , 22 miles away
BEST WESTERN Americana, Dinuba , 22 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Port Hueneme , 27 miles away
Hummingbird Cottage At Seven Sycamores Ranch, Ivanhoe , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sycamore Creek:
Trimmer Recreation Area, Piedra, 1 miles away
Island Park, Piedra, 4 miles away
Lombardo's Lakeview Resort, Sanger, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Sycamore Creek:
Bobs Flat Trail, Fresno , 2 miles away, 5.3 hiking miles, 1872 feet elevation difference
Deep Creek Trail, Fresno , 3 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
Red Mountain Trail, Fresno , 18 miles away,  16.8 hiking miles, 2167 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Sycamore Creek:
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 37 miles away
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA , 46 miles away
Sierra National Forest, California , 27 miles away
Millerton Lake State Park, California , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sycamore Creek:
Sherwood Forest Golf Club, Sanger , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Sycamore Creek
Pine Flat Lake, Fresno , 6 miles away
Avocado Lake, Fresno , 12 miles away
Shaver Lake, Fresno , 13 miles away

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