Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Truckee River - Runs in California

Whitewater River Guide & Maps - including tributaries Donner Creek & Little Truckee River.

This run is fed by the releases from Lake Tahoe, Prosser Creek Reservoir and Boca Reservoir (Placer County / Nevada County, California, USA). See also Truckee River - Runs in Nevada.

River Flow Data.

River Difficulty.

Ratings from Paddling Northern California by Charlie Pike and
A. Tahoe City to River Ranch, 4 mi, class I (II).
B. River Ranch to Silver Creek, 3 mi, class III.
C. Silver Creek to Donner Creek, 7 mi, class II.
D. Donner Creek to Glenshire, 5.8 mi, class III.
E. Glenshire to Gray Creek, 9.4 mi, class II.
F. Boca Bridge.
G. Gray Creek to Floriston, 1.9 mi, class III to IV.
H. Floriston to Verdi, 9.8 mi, class III.
I. Farad Powerhouse.
J. Crystal Ck Pk, Verdi NV.

Ratings from Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North:
K. Upper Truckee River, 10 mi, class I-II.
L. Donner Creek , 4 mi, class II.
M. Little Truckee River, 10 mi, class I-II.

Driving Directions, Distance, Estimated Time & Road Conditions.

Mapquest provides directions, distance & time from your house to the river.
* From Davis, CA to Hirschdale, CA - driving time 2 hours, 4 minutes.

California Road Conditions (Delays or closures due to weather, construction, etc.)
* California Travel Information -
* Road Conditions - California Dept Transportation.

Topographic River Map, Road Map & Local Business Search.

• The map below is interactive - click and drag on the map to adjust the location.
• Point or DoubleClick on the red markers below to see their names.
• Use the tool on the left to zoom and pan.
• Click on the Map button for a road map, Topo button for topographic map.
• Click on Google logo for road map & local business search (gas, food, camping).
• Full screen topo map and coordinates of additional landmarks - see below.
Topographic map user instructions.

Topographic River Map - with Critical Locations Marked.

Full-Screen Topo Map: Truckee River - Runs in California.

River Landmarks - Geographic Coordinates.
(A)(B)(C) locations are marked on the Acme Mapper topo map above, or
copy/paste these coordinates into the search box at Google Maps or the Find box at Acme Mapper.
* N 39.16710 W 120.14400, Truckee River Dam at Lake Tahoe (Tahoe City, CA) (A)
* N 39.18688 W 120.19549, Alpine Meadows Road (B)
* N 39.22521 W 120.20150, Silver Creek Campground (C)
* N 39.31632 W 120.20056, Donner Creek (D)
* N 39.35326 W 120.12346, Glenshire Drive Bridge (E)
* N 39.38555 W 120.08825, Boca Bridge (F)
* N 39.37282 W 120.03160, Gray Creek (G)
* N 39.39647 W 120.02435, Floriston (H)
* N 39.42012 W 120.03169, Farad Powerhouse (I)
* N 39.51371 W 119.99654, Crystal Creek Park, Verdi, NV (Washoe County) (J)

Local weather in Truckee, California.

Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.

Truckee River Directory.
(Display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

Printed Guidebooks - Truckee River white water.

Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (pg. 306-307)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, Third Edition 1995. (pg. 126-129)
Paddling Northern California by Charlie Pike. (pg 231-240)
Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (pg. 276-287)
Sierra Whitewater - A Paddler's Guide ... 1974. (pg. 160-165)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Float Tubing - Innertubing.

Float Tube (Innertube) Skills, Techniques and Safety for your River Trips.
Equipment for Float Tubing - BRT Insights.

Whitewater Trip Reports.

Boca to Floriston Run, Truckee River, kayaking class II+ (IV), Aug 19, 2007.
California Whitewater Paddling: Truckee river (II+) - CA49rivers.
YouTube - Upper Truckee River kayaking.
Truckee River Rafting with Mountain Air Sports video 07feb2010.

River Recreation Links - Truckee River.

Truckee River Recreation Directory. Recreation & conservation for the Truckee River valley area. (Display options - alphabetical 100. Section 1=whitewater, 2=rafting-tubing, 3=conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=local-info)

More about:
Using these guides to white water river paddleboating - BRT Kayaking.
Truckee River - Runs in NV.
• Rivers & creeks nearby: Carson River, Walker River, Great Basin Rivers of CA NV - Regional Overview.
California Whitewater River Guides.

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Thanks to Masa for telling me about estimated driving times from Mapquest.
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