This action packed run through the Trinity Mountains gives you one of our better white water values for a day trip (ends at Big Bar). You get great scenery, easy road access and spectacular action. Two day trips can double the Pigeon Point(upper) run, continue downstream through the scenic Class II stretch, or combine a day on the nearby Klamath River.
Flowing gently through the land of Big Foot in the Siskiyou Mountains, the Klamath is the perfect river for families and groups to enjoy while relaxing and appeasing the soul. Otter, beaver, osprey, eagles and a myriad other creatures rarely seen in the wild (yes, sometimes even BIG FOOT!) can show you their secrets here. The curious will also discover sparkling side creeks with hidden swimming holes, waterfalls, deep pools housing trophy gamefish, secluded sunlit beaches, and maybe even an overlooked golden nugget. Our signature trip on the Klamath is our "Saddle Paddle" combo, combining rafting and trail rides in a guest ranch vacation. The Klamath Saddle Paddle is exclusive to Marble Mountain Ranch and is available in 2 - 7 day adventures.
The water of the Wild and Scenic California Salmon is crystal clear, accenting the colors of the marble and granite it flows over. The side creeks often tumble down steep canyon walls next to lush vegetation clinging to the vertical faces. This Eden-like setting is the home of some of California's finest whitewater. The runs are long and extremely fast, causing white-knuckled paddlers to experience a sense of continual acceleration. Our two-day trip on the Salmon includes two nights cabin lodging at Marble Mountain Ranch, five meals and free wetsuit rental. This is the highest dollar value advanced river trip you will find anywhere!
The Scott River offers nearly continuous class IV and V rapids that are often a bit more "technical" than it's bigger water sister, the Salmon. Be prepared for cross river quick moves in front of steep drops, catapulting you into river-wide reversals. The scenery is excellent, when you can afford the luxury of diminished attention to the rapids! We suggest a Salmon and Scott combo for an unbeatable whitewater weekend. The best bet for catching this river is to book early May. and be prepared for alternate itineraries since the smaller drainage makes this run a bit more volatile in catching the right water levels.