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Wisconsin whitewater, Trappe River

Marathon county, to Rocky Ridge Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     5.1 miles
  This section of Trappe River in Wisconsin is 5.1 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II(III) section. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. The to Rocky Ridge
    Road section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The beautiful scenery of Wisconsin and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river,
but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. The put-in is not too far from Merrill, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.

about the general area:
Here at Trappe River you'll possibly meet some folks from Rothschild. Rib Mountain State Park is a good location to stretch your legs a bit; hey, Gotta ski right? Granite Peak is a delightful spot to do that. This river is always fun. Trappe River is a good place of common precipitation. September is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month of the year is February. For the duration of the months of summer at Trappe River temperatures are generally in the 80's, and the night is somewhat cooler of course, mostly in the 50's. Daytime highs through the winter are in the 20's, and overnight lows in the-10's for Trappe River.

Trappe River, to Rocky Ridge Road 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 Trappe River.
 Whitewater Near Trappe River:
Trappe River, Marathon County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.1 miles long (to Rocky Ridge Road)
Pine River, Lincoln County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.2 miles long (Center Rd)
Prairie River, Lincoln County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 3.9 miles long (Haymeadow Creek to Prairie Road)
Wisconsin River, Marathon County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.35 miles long (Wausau Slalom Course)
Eau Claire River, Marathon County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4.6 miles long (Eau Claire Dells to Badger Road)
Eau Claire River, Marathon County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Nolan Road to Highway 52)
Wisconsin River, Lincoln County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 1 miles long (Grandfather Falls)
Wisconsin River, Lincoln County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4 miles long (Camp 10 to Menard Isle)
New Wood River, Lincoln County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.1 miles long (to Tesch Road)
Wisconsin River, Oneida County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.3 miles long (Rhinelander)
 Ski Areas Near Trappe River:
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 14 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 52 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 72 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 76 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin , 76 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 77 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 77 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 80 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Devils Head, Wisconsin , 82 miles away, 500 foot drop, 16 lifts, 28 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 85 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Trappe River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WAUSAU, Weston , 10 miles away
AmericInn Weston, Weston , 10 miles away
Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau , 11 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Wausau, Weston , 11 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Wausau, WI, Schofield , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Trappe River:
Brookside Village, Schofield, 11 miles away
Marathon County Park, Wausau, 12 miles away
Dells of the Eau Claire Park, Aniwa, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Trappe River:
Rib Mountain State Park, Wisconsin , 15 miles away
Council Grounds State Park, Wisconsin , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Trappe River:
Greenwood Hills Country Club, Wausau , 9 miles away
Greenwood Hills, Wausau , 9 miles away
Crane Meadows Golf Course, Schofield , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Trappe River
Nelson Lake, Lincoln , 13 miles away
Half Moon Lake, Marathon , 19 miles away

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