I’m looking for places to do a multi-day canoe trip in Northern California, similar to the ones I did in Maine when I was younger. According to this thread, California doesn’t have much of the type of rivers I am used to from the east coast, but there were some suggestions for possible stretches of Class I - II.
Does anyone have any experience or recommendations with any of the following:
Eel River, Fort Seward to Eel Rock. 18 miles of class I - II, set in the Humboldt redwoods.
South Fork Eel River to Rio Dell. 22 miles of class I - II.
Trinity River, Lewiston to Pigeon Point. 37 miles of class I - II, with some possible class II+ stretches further downstream.
East fork of Carson River, Markleeville to Gardnerville, NV. 20 miles of class II+.
Sacramento River between Redding and Red Bluff. 54 miles, but mostly just riffles.
It seems like there might also be some possibilities along Cache Creek or Russian River, but it’s not clear how long the canoe-able stretches are. The stuff that’s available might be too hard or too easy.
Any thoughts appreciated…