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California whitewater, Hayfork Creek

Trinity county, Above Highway 36 to Highway 36 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     3.5 miles
  The wonderful California scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting point is not too far from Redding, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. There's camping available near Hayfork Creek. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The
    beauty of the Klamath Mountains is a great plus for this river. The average California whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep
in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This stretch of Hayfork Creek is 3.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III section of whitewater. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Some people prefer whitewater rafting  
and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a great hiking trail near Hayfork Creek called the Divide Trail, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Platina here. Life's too short to enjoy all the fun stuff in the Klamath Mountains. Near Hayfork Creek you discover Gemmill Gulch which is a tremendous spot to take a look at. While you're here at Hayfork Creek you ought to have a look at Wilson Point, and going for a hike on the Bluford Trail is always a good adventure. High temperatures at Hayfork Creek all through the summer months are in the 90's while overnight lows are typically in the 50's.

Hayfork Creek, Above Highway 36 to Highway 36 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Hayfork Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hayfork Creek:
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Above Highway 36 to Highway 36)
Beegum Creek, Shasta / Tehama County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 7 miles long (USFS Campground to State Highway 36)
Cottonwood Creek - Middle Fork, Shasta/ Tehama County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 11.1 miles long (Knob Gulch confluence to Platina Road)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 21 miles long (3 miles West of Hayfork to Hyampom)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 12.7 miles long (Gemmil Gulch Picnic Ground to Carr Creek)
Mad River, Trinity County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 5.8 miles long (North and South Fork confluence to Barry Creek Road)
Trinity River - South Fork, Trinity County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Downstream from Forest Glen)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 23.6 miles long (Pigeon Point Campground to Cedar Flat)
Canyon Creek, Trinity County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Bridge 8.5 miles upstream of Junction City to Junction City)
Whitewater Outfitter - Trinity River Rafting, Trinity County, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Hayfork Creek:
Mount Shasta, California , 76 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 91 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Hayfork Creek:
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 23 miles away
The Old Lewiston Inn, Lewiston , 23 miles away
Win-River Resort And Casino, Redding , 47 miles away
Shasta Lodge, Redding , 47 miles away
Travelodge Redding CA, Redding , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hayfork Creek:
North Fork Beegum Campground, Shasta County, 5 miles away
Pine Root Spring Campground, Trinity County, 7 miles away
Basin Gulch Campgrounds, Shasta County, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Hayfork Creek:
Divide Trail, Trinity , 2 miles away, 6.7 hiking miles, 1022 feet elevation difference
Bluford Trail, Shasta , 11 miles away, 3 hiking miles, 2510 feet elevation difference
Humboldt Trail, Trinity , 12 miles away,  43 hiking miles, 3844 feet elevation difference
Pettijohn Trail, Tehama , 14 miles away,  11 hiking miles, 1535 feet elevation difference
North Yolla Bolly Cold Fork Trail, Tehama , 14 miles away, 7.7 hiking miles, 2276 feet elevation difference
Rough Gulch Trail, Trinity , 16 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 4155 feet elevation difference
Doe Ridge Trail, Trinity , 16 miles away,  12.2 hiking miles, 2253 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Hayfork Creek:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 35 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 18 miles away

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