American River, North Fork - Royal Gorge (Soda Springs to Tadpole Creek)

Upper Heath Falls

Rapid Details

Name Upper Heath Falls
Class V to V+

This is the first of the big falls that make up the Royal Flush.  The height of this drop is about 45 feet.  A turbulent sliding rapid leads into Upper Heath.


Scout above the drop-in rapid on river left.  Safety can also be set here as there isn't much room from the base of the falls to the Lower Heath Drop.

Recommended Flows Minimum: 750.0
Maximum: 2000.0
Length Feet
Elevation 4916.12 Feet
Coordinates Lat - 39.25084428
Long - -120.40203642

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