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California whitewater, Hayfork Creek

Trinity county, Gemmil Gulch Picnic Ground to Carr Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     12.7 miles
Anyone know if any of the fires have burned around where hayfork creek crosses hwy 36? eme @ bustertheclown@gmail.com (really) Says Buster

The beautiful scenery of California and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The Gemmil Gulch Picnic Ground to Carr Creek section of Hayfork Creek in Trinity County is 12.7 miles long and has been rated as a class III-V section by American Whitewater. The put-in
    location is a reasonable drive from Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, as you can see on the road map further down. The river winds through the Klamath Mountains and you get great scenery. This section has enough mileage for an overnight
trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The Gemmil  
Gulch Picnic Ground to Carr Creek stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to run into some wonderful folks from Hayfork here, and don't leave Hayfork Creek without first going for a hike along the Divide Trail. And that's not all the things you can do here in the Klamath Mountains.

Hayfork Creek, Gemmil Gulch Picnic Ground to Carr Creek 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, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 21 miles long (3 miles West of Hayfork to Hyampom)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 12.7 miles long (Gemmil Gulch Picnic Ground to Carr Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Trinity River Rafting, Trinity County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Trinity River, Trinity County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 23.6 miles long (Pigeon Point Campground to Cedar Flat)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Above Highway 36 to Highway 36)
Canyon Creek, Trinity County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Bridge 8.5 miles upstream of Junction City to Junction City)
Trinity River - South Fork, Trinity County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Downstream from Forest Glen)
Trinity River - South Fork, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 18 miles away
      Class II-V - 64.6 miles long (East Fork to low bridge off South Fork Road)
Trinity River - North Fork, Trinity County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Hobo Gulch to Bridge 1 mile above mouth)
Mad River, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.2 miles long (Ruth Reservoir to Forest Service Road 5 miles below Highway 36)
 Ski Areas Near Hayfork Creek:
Mount Shasta, California , 78 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 86 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Hayfork Creek:
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 27 miles away
The Old Lewiston Inn, Lewiston , 27 miles away
Humboldt Redwoods Inn, Garberville , 49 miles away
Best Western Plus Humboldt House Inn, Garberville , 49 miles away
Motel Garberville, Garberville , 49 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hayfork Creek:
Mesa Pines Mobile Home Park, Hayfork, 4 miles away
Philpot Campground, Trinity County, 6 miles away
Cold Springs Campground, Trinity County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Hayfork Creek:
Divide Trail, Trinity , 10 miles away, 6.7 hiking miles, 1022 feet elevation difference
Rough Gulch Trail, Trinity , 17 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 4155 feet elevation difference
Ruth Hayfork Trail, Trinity , 17 miles away, 6.6 hiking miles, 2939 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Hayfork Creek:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 41 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 19 miles away

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