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Merced River, California

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AW Class: II-V
Length: 29 miles
Average Gradient: 40 fpm
Putin Location Coordinates:
Latitude: 37.67169
Longitude: -119.79011

Takeout Location Coordinates:
Latitude: 37.61289
Longitude: -120.13121

Paddling Rivers Near Merced River, California:

   Merced River - North Fork, Mariposa County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 17 miles long (Greeley Hill Road to Merced confluence)

   Merced River - South Fork, Mariposa County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.4 miles long (Snyder Gulch to Route 140 Bridge)

   Merced River, Mariposa County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 17 miles long (Red Bud to Bagby Reservoir)

   Tuolumne River - South Fork, Tuolumne County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Highway 120 to Rainbow Pool Picnic Area)

   Merced River, Mariposa County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 29 miles long (El Portal to Route 49 at Lake McClure)

   Tuolumne River, Tuolumne County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 18 miles long (Lumsden Campground to Wards Ferry Bridge)

   Tuolumne River, Tuolumne County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 9 miles long (Cherry Creek to Meral's Pool)

   Clavey River, Tuolumne County, 16 miles away
      Class V+ - 20.8 miles long (Lower Bridge to Ward's Ferry)

   Chowchilla River, Madera County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Road 810 to Road 800)

   Clavey River, Tuolumne County, 20 miles away
      Class V+ - 8.5 miles long (Upper Bridge to Lower Bridge)

   Merced River, Mariposa County, 21 miles away
      Class V - 4.8 miles long (Routes 120-140 Junction to Arch Rock Entrance Station)

   Big Creek, Mariposa County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1 miles long (Chowchilla Mountain Road to South Fork Merced River)

Hotels near Merced River, California:

Yosemite Bed And Breakfast, Mariposa
8.5 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Mariposa Lodge, Mariposa
8.6 miles away
Comfort Inn Yosemite Valley Gateway, Mariposa
8.7 miles away
Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel, Mariposa
8.7 miles away
Z-TO BE DELETED - Little Valle, Mariposa
12.7 miles away
Tin Lizzie Inn At Yosemite, Fish Camp
24 miles away
Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp
24.1 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Yosemite South Gate, Oakhurst
27.1 miles away
Sierra Sky Ranch, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Oakhurst
27.4 miles away
Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, Oakhurst
27.4 miles away
Comfort Inn Yosemite Area, Oakhurst
27.5 miles away
Lazy Z Resort, Twain Harte
29.7 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.

Campgrounds near Merced River, California:

   Montgomery Gulch, Midpines, 3 miles away

   Willow Placer, Midpines, 4 miles away

   McCabe Flat, Midpines, 4 miles away

   Yosemite/Mariposa KOA, Midpines, 4 miles away

   Railroad Flat, Midpines, 4 miles away

   Yosemite Trail Campground, Midpines, 5 miles away

   Midpines KOA Kampground, Midpines, 6 miles away

Trails near Merced River, California:

   Hite Cove Trail, Mariposa , 8 miles away
       14.4 hiking miles, 1185 feet elevation difference

   Pilot Ridge Trail, Mariposa , 10 miles away
      2.1 hiking miles, 1023 feet elevation difference

Public Lands Near Merced River, California:

   Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA, 21 miles away

   Stanislaus National Forest, California, 30 miles away

   Columbia State Park, California, 37 miles away

   Millerton Lake State Park, California, 40 miles away

Lakes Near Merced River, California:

   Cherry Lake, Tuolumne , 19 miles away

Current weather conditions and forecast for Merced River, California

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