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California whitewater, Tenaya Creek

Mariposa county, Super Slide section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1 miles
  The Super Slide stretch of Tenaya Creek in Mariposa County is 1 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American Whitewater. The wonderful California scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The put-in location is a short drive from Madera, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but
    if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers
for that. When you're paddling down a Central Sierra Nevada river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This is a very short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Super Slide section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and  
kayaking spots in California tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the John Muir Trail - section 1; Pywiack Cascade is an inspiring site to go to during your stay. So many enjoyable things in the Central Sierra Nevada, just impressive. You'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Badger Pass since you're here. Take a hike on the Clouds Rest Trail. Throughout the months of summer at Tenaya Creek temperatures are ordinarily in the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 50's.

Tenaya Creek, Super Slide 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 Tenaya Creek.
 Whitewater Near Tenaya Creek:
Tenaya Creek, Mariposa County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Super Slide)
Yosemite Creek, Mariposa County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Tioga Pass Road to Yosemite Falls)
Tuolumne River, Tuolumne County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 32 miles long (Tioga Road Bridge to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir)
Merced River, Mariposa County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 4.8 miles long (Routes 120-140 Junction to Arch Rock Entrance Station)
Merced River - South Fork, Mariposa County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 16 miles long (Upper)
Big Creek, Mariposa County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1 miles long (Chowchilla Mountain Road to South Fork Merced River)
Merced River, Mariposa County, 22 miles away
      Class II-V - 29 miles long (El Portal to Route 49 at Lake McClure)
Willow Creek, Madera County, 23 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Greys Mt. Campground to Chilkoot Campground)
Merced River, Mariposa County, 24 miles away
      Class IV - 17 miles long (Red Bud to Bagby Reservoir)
Willow Creek, Madera County, 24 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Chilkoot Campground to Bass Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Tenaya Creek:
Badger Pass, California , 14 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
June Mountain, California , 27 miles away, 2580 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Mammoth Mountain, California , 34 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 27 lifts, 156 runs
Sierra Summit, California , 38 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 39 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
Bear Valley, California , 54 miles away, 1900 foot drop, 11 lifts, 67 runs
Kirkwood, California , 63 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 15 lifts, 65 runs
Sierra at Tahoe, California , 69 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Heavenly, California , 70 miles away, 3500 foot drop, 31 lifts, 94 runs
Homewood, California , 85 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
 Hotels Near Tenaya Creek:
Tin Lizzie Inn At Yosemite, Fish Camp , 20 miles away
Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp , 21 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Port Hueneme , 24 miles away
Sierra Sky Ranch, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Oakhurst , 25 miles away
Double Eagle Resort And Spa, June Lake , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tenaya Creek:
Tenaya Lake Campground, Mariposa County, 2 miles away
Yosemite National Park - May Lake High Sierra Camp, Yosemite National Park, 3 miles away
Yosemite National Park - Sunrise High Sierra Camp, Yosemite National Park, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Tenaya Creek:
John Muir Trail - section 1, overlapping , 1 miles away, 18.5 hiking miles, 6931 feet elevation difference
Clouds Rest Trail, Mariposa , 3 miles away,  18.8 hiking miles, 6803 feet elevation difference
Tenaya Lake And Tuolumne Meadows Trail, Mariposa , 3 miles away,  10.8 hiking miles, 910 feet elevation difference
Half Dome Trail, Mariposa , 3 miles away,  11.6 hiking miles, 5142 feet elevation difference
Mist Trail, Mariposa , 6 miles away,  2.8 hiking miles, 1214 feet elevation difference
North Dome Trail, Mariposa , 6 miles away, 14.4 hiking miles, 4985 feet elevation difference
Panorama Trail, Mariposa , 7 miles away, 7.1 hiking miles, 3896 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Tenaya Creek:
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA , 17 miles away
Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes - CA , 53 miles away
Sierra National Forest, California , 27 miles away
Echo Canyon State Park, Nevada , 33 miles away
Stanislaus National Forest, California , 36 miles away
 Lakes Near Tenaya Creek
Tenaya Lake, Mariposa , 3 miles away
Reymann Lake, Mariposa , 9 miles away
Gallison Lake, Mariposa , 11 miles away

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