Rapid River - Float Creek to Middle Fork of the Salmon



This is an interesting way to meet up with some raft support heading down the MFS.  This river can be descended by kayak and is remote. There is a trail system that follows the Rapid River drainage for the bottom 6 or so miles down to the MFS.  This gives kayakers the ability to run some or all of this portion of the canyon.  Groups descending the MFS and camping near here could give you some time to up hike your kayak and float as much of this river as you like.

There is no guage for this river and you will need to rely on visual and local boater knowledge.

As with any small mountain river, scout and watch for log jams and other river traps.  Remember when in doubt, eddy out.


Class IV
Current Flow Visual or Unknown
Recommended Flow Minimum:
Typical Season Begins: June
Ends: August
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: No
Canoeing: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge VISUAL
Length 13.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 76.05 FPM