American River, Middle Fork - Tunnel Run (Ralston Powerhouse to Greenwood)

Tunnel Chute

Rapid Details

Name Tunnel Chute
Class IV+

Tunnel Chute is a man made rapid.  This rapid was dynamited by gold miners to bypass a large loop in the river.  Consequentially, this rapid is really rocky and swimming the whole thing could get you banged up pretty good.  Most commercial raft trips run this and most people familiar with the river run this as well.


Scout left or right (preferrable above Last Chance)

Recommended Flows Minimum: 700.0
Maximum: 3000.0
Length Feet
Elevation 1075.28 Feet
Coordinates Lat - 39.00641695
Long - -120.76225946

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