American River, North Fork - Generation and Giant Gaps (Tadpole to Colfax-Iowa Hill Road)

Giant Gap Entrance Rapid

Rapid Details

Name Giant Gap Entrance Rapid
Class III+ to IV

After the canyon begins to narrow again and leaves green vally, is a rapid that marks the entrance to Giant Gap.  This is identified by a large boulder with most of the current going to the right.  Immediately below the first boulder is anouther big boulder.  Good idea to scout here due to trees often being stuck here.  At one point there was a tree all the way across the river here with a sneak on the right.


Scout on river right in the eddy just above the rapid.

Recommended Flows Minimum: 500.0
Maximum: 2500.0
Length Feet
Elevation 2194.65 Feet
Coordinates Lat - 39.17322769
Long - -120.79374488

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