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Hotels in and near Truckee-Grass Valley, California:

Deer Creek Inn, Nevada City
7 miles away
Sierra Sun Cloud Inn, Colfax
15.5 miles away
Nevada City Inn, Nevada City
17.7 miles away
Best Western Gold Country Inn, Grass Valley
18.3 miles away
Gold Miners Inn, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Grass Valley
20.2 miles away
Stagecoach Motel, Grass Valley
20.3 miles away
Grass Valley Courtyard Suites, Grass Valley
20.3 miles away
Quality Inn Auburn - Foresthill, Auburn
26.9 miles away
Best Western Golden Key, Auburn
27 miles away
Bella Vista Bed And Breakfast, Placerville
27 miles away
Super 8 Auburn, Auburn
27.2 miles away
Red Lion Inn & Suites Auburn, Auburn
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)
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

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

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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