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Hotels in and near Truckee-Grass Valley, California:

Deer Creek Inn, Nevada City
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7 miles away
Sierra Sun Cloud Inn, Colfax
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15.5 miles away
Nevada City Inn, Nevada City
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17.7 miles away
Best Western Gold Country Inn, Grass Valley
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18.3 miles away
Gold Miners Inn, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Grass Valley
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20.2 miles away
Stagecoach Motel, Grass Valley
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20.3 miles away
Grass Valley Courtyard Suites, Grass Valley
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20.3 miles away
Quality Inn Auburn - Foresthill, Auburn
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26.9 miles away
Best Western Golden Key, Auburn
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27 miles away
Bella Vista Bed And Breakfast, Placerville
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27 miles away
Super 8 Auburn, Auburn
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27.2 miles away
Red Lion Inn & Suites Auburn, Auburn
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27.3 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.


Whitewater Rivers near Truckee-Grass Valley, California:

1    American River - North Fork, Placer, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14.5 miles long (Euchre Bar to Colfax-Iowa Hill Road)
This is an isolated and demanding run. The river itself dosen't pose too many problems to the skilled padler, but the rugged isolation cane give you a...

2    Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 14 miles long (Washington to Edwards Crossing)

3    Yuba River - Middle Fork, Sierra/ Nevada/ Yuba, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 22 miles long (Plumago Crossing to Route 49)

4    American River - Middle Fork, Placer, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.1 miles long (Mosquito Ridge Road to confluence with Middle Fork)

5    American River - North Fork, Placer, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.8 miles long (Colfax-Iowa Hill Road to Colfax-Foresthill Road Bridge)
Giant Gap is more IV-V than V.  It's great IV+ under 1100 or so.... Not a class V stretch. moderate class IV from 800 to 1800 CFS, above that difficulty starts to climb above IV-. good way to step up to IV if you have ...

6    American River - Middle Fork, Placer/El Dorado, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 17 miles long (Oxbow Bend to Drivers Flat Road)

7    American River - North Fork, Placer, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12.3 miles long (Tadpole Creek to Euchre Bar)

8    Bear River, Nevada / Placer, 15 miles away
      Class II-V - 11 miles long (Highway 174 Bridge to Lake Combie)

9    Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing)

10    American River - North Fork, Placer, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Colfax-Foresthill Road Bridge to Ponderosa Way Bridge)

11    Yuba River - North Fork, Sierra, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 4 miles long (Downieville to Goodyears Bar Bridge)

12    Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada/ Placer, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 7.5 miles long (Cisco Grove to Spaulding Reservoir)

13    Yuba River - North Fork, Sierra, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 8.5 miles long (Goodyears Bar Bridge to Highway 49 Bridge)

14    Pauley Creek, Sierra, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Second Divide Turnout to Downieville)
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Riverside Inn is on the Downie River in Downieville, California. We are about a mile from Pauley and Lavezzola Creeks. For river conditions I look out...

15    Lavezzola Creek, Sierra, 18 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (2nd Divide Bridge to Downieville)

16    Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Purdon's Crossing to Route 49)
To get to the putin, take Tyler Foote Road east from 49, take a right on Murphy road, then another right at when you get to Purdon Road. After 1.5 mil...

17    Yuba River - North Fork, Sierra, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (Wild Plum Campground to Downieville)

18    American River - Middle Fork, Placer / El Dorado, 20 miles away
      Class I(II) - 7.1 miles long (former Greenwood Bridge to Mammoth Bar)

19    Fordyce Creek, Nevada, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12 miles long (Fordyce Lake to Lake Spaulding)
I worked with a man named Charlie Shelton in the seventies. He spent his child hood at Fordice mining and fishing with his father. He went to war in w...

20    Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.2 miles long (Route 49 to Bridgeport)

21    Yuba River - Middle Fork, Nevada/ Yuba, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Route 49 to North Fork Yuba)

22    Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada/ Placer, 24 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.2 miles long (Kingvale to Cisco Grove)

23    Yuba River, Yuba/ Nevada, 26 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.5 miles long (North and Middle Fork confluence to Englebright Reservoir)

24    Rubicon River, Placer/ El Dorado, 26 miles away
      Class V - 20.3 miles long (Ellicott Bridge to Ralston Afterbay)
The streaming Rubicon River just northeast of Eleven Pines Road. The river serves as a border between Placer and El Dorado counties, and offers challe...

25    Yuba River - North Fork, Yuba, 26 miles away
      Class V - 2.3 miles long (Bullards Bar Dam to Middle Fork Yuba)

26    Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Adventures, El Dorado, 26 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater outfitter...

27    American River - North Fork, Placer, 26 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Confluence with Middle Fork to Folsom Lake)

28    Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Voyages, El Dorado, 27 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Fishing Trips
American River
Cherry Creek
Dinkey Creek
Kaweah River
Kern River
Kings River
Lehigh River
Merced River <...


29    American River - South Fork, El Dorado, 27 miles away
      Class III+ - 15 miles long (Lotus Campground to Folsom Lake)

30    American River - South Fork, El Dorado, 27 miles away
      Class II-IV - 20.5 miles long (Route 193 to Folsom Lake)

31    American River - South Fork, El Dorado, 27 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Slab Creek Dam to White Rock Powerhouse)

32    Whitewater Outfitter - Sierra Outdoor Center, Placer, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater outfitter
Rentals...


33    Whitewater Outfitter - Canyon Raft Rentals, Placer, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
River Guides
American River
Middle Fork
The Branch
Rafts
Rentals
Kayaks...


34    Feather River - South Fork, Plumas, 30 miles away
      Class IV - 8.3 miles long (Little Grass Valley Reservoir to South Fork Diversion Dam)
First this run should be considered a Class V run. There are a lot of tricky rapids and a typical class IV boater will find it very challenging. It's ...



  

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