Paddling Northern California Guide Book

by Charlie Pike (Falcon Guides)
Paddling Northern California  by Charlie Pike

280pp/maps/photos/flow charts
ISBN: 1560449683

Explore the diverse natural wonders of sixty-five of Northern California's finest lakes, streams, and coastal waterways. From the snowcapped Sierra Nevada to the broad Central Valley to the rugged Coast Ranges, Paddling Northern California takes you on a journey through the region's most spectacular landscapes. Included are waterways known for wonderful scenery, good fishing, relaxation, historical importance, and marine wildlife. This guide has trips to thrill experienced paddlers and novices alike.

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Trails from the "Paddling Northern California" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 65.
... Preview: Within sight of Lassen Peak and Mount Shasta, these remote waters offer fine camping on some of the world’s largest spring systems. Tucked into the far northeast corner of Shasta County, Ahjumawi soun ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
McArthur, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing,Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: A magically beautiful escape along a gentle coastal stream snuggled between lush fir hillsides. Marine Mammal Protection Act applies. From the California Highway 1 bridge, the view upstream into the h ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Albion, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Easy access, dependable flows, and natural surroundings attract thousands to float the American River. Since the California Gold Rush, the American River has been a focal point for navigation, commerc ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Sacramento, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: Antelope Recreation Area provides camping, boating, and fishing in a lovely forested mountain setting. Located on Upper Indian Creek, Antelope Lake is the northernmost reservoir of the State Water Pro ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Taylorsville, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This intimate stream has fun riffles when releases are high enough. Once heavily exploited, the Bear River has made an aesthetic comeback. Ridgetops along the Bear seem nearby since the canyon is only ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Colfax, CA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Beside San Francisco Bay, this small lake is handy to East Bay paddlers. Operated by the City of Berkeley, the 100-acre park offers picnicking, rest rooms, Frisbee course, a water ski clubhouse, and l ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Berkeley, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: Character: This easy paddle close to Mendocino, follows a tidal estuary into a placid, intimate stream bordered by North Coast forests. Marine Mammal Protection Act applies. The Big River can be paddl ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Mendocino, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Seldom paddled, the stream meanders among bushy gravel bars and orchards. Released from the confines of Rumsey Canyon, Cache Creek meanders along the steep hills bordering the east side of Capay Valle ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Guinda, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: These remote canyons provide a warm Class II stream with fine camping, big wildlife, and few people. The clear water of the North Fork Cache Creek comes from Indian Valley Reservoir some 11 miles upst ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Williams, CA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: A summer favorite, the warm shallow rapids and easy access of this stretch provide a great whitewater practice run. Cache Creek has cut through 2,000 feet of inclined and bent sedimentary rock to form ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Guinda, CA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: Chesbro is a small, placid lake in the western foothills of the Santa Clara Valley. Santa Clara County manages the 650-acre Chesbro Reservoir for recreation and to help recharge the groundwater suppli ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Morgan Hill, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Bordered by oak-studded hillsides, this bird-filled marshland opens to the broad expanse of San Pablo Bay. Marine Mammal Protection Act applies. Popular John F. McInnis County Park provides a great be ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
San Rafael, CA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This rare, free-flowing, canoeable waterway supports rich wildlife and riparian oak forests. The last free-flowing river within the Central Valley, The Nature Conservancy has designated the Cosumnes o ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Sacramento, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: Point Reyes National Seashore surrounds this protected multi-fingered bay that is a wildlife watcher’s dream. Marine Mammal Protection Act applies. Miwok Indians once occupied Drakes Estero. They used ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Olema, CA - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: Wildlife and fish abound at this huge remote gem bounded by mountain forest and high desert. Cascade mountain forests, Great Basin Desert, and Modoc Lava Plateau all come together at Eagle Lake. Calif ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Susanville, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 60
... Preview: This Sierra high-country gem offers lots of Class II whitewater, spectacular scenery, great campsites, and hot springs. The East Fork of the Carson River is one of my favorite places. Days are delight ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Woodfords, CA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: An exhilarating paddle against a backdrop of the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, and the East Bay Hills. Marine Mammal Protection Act applies. San Francisco Bay between University Avenue in Berkeley and Powell ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Emeryville, CA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Magnificent Wild and Scenic River with fine canoe camping. Draining much of the remote Coastal Range of Northwestern California, the Eel is a big river in a 2,000-foot-deep canyon. The segment describ ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Redway, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: Paddling calm water in the Elkhorn Slough is an unforgettable experience for viewing marine wildlife. Marine Mammal Protection Act applies. Expect to spend lots of time enjoying the marine and avian w ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Monterey, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Alive with birdlife, this placid waterway leads from serene pastures to a beach with thundering surf. Marine Mammal Protection Act applies. Americano Creek offers a delightful smorgasbord of paddling ... From the guidebook "Paddling Northern California"
Valley Ford, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5.6