Saturday, July 11, 2009

 

Piru Creek Wild & Scenic - Whitewater River Kayaking Overview.

Rafting, Kayaking, River-tubing & Canoeing Paddlesports Guide - Ventura County, California, USA.


Whitewater boating on Piru Creek - put-in locations.


A. Piru Creek - Mutau Flat Run (15 miles, class I-IV-, 71 fpm average gradient)
      Frasier Pk Exit - N 34.81754 W 118.88213
      Stauffer - N 34.75487 W 119.06090
      Mutau Flat Rd - N 34.71734 W 119.11524 (6 mi hike to the creek)

      put-in - N 34.64039 W 119.10056 Mutau Flat Road bridge (A)
      Alamo Ck - N 34.68281 W 119.01828 - mile 8.5
      take-out - N 34.70309 W 118.93728 Gold Hill Road bridge

  Gold Hill Rd - Hungry Valley Rd Intersection - N 34.73121 W 118.87323

B. Piru Creek - Gold Hill Gorge Run (9 miles, class IV-V, 108 fpm average gradient)
      put-in - N 34.70309 W 118.93728 Gold Hill Road bridge (B)
            - N 34.70154 W 118.86950 Snowy Creek Trail bridge
      take-out - N 34.69110 W 118.85147 Buck Creek Road bridge (3 mi hike to take-out)

      Hungry Valley Rd - Hidden Valley Rd Intersection - N 34.71832 W 118.83780
      Hidden Valley Rd - Buck Ck Rd Intersection - N 34.71017 W 118.83697

C. Piru Creek - Hardluck Gorge Run (4 miles, class III+, 70 fpm average gradient)
      put-in - N 34.69110 W 118.85147 Buck Creek Road (3 mi hike to put-in)(C)(Alamo Mountain Road ??)
      take-out - N 34.67839 W 118.78276 Emigrant Landing Boat Ramp, Pyramid Lake (~3 mi on lake)

D. Piru Creek - Pyramid Lake to Lake Piru Run, class IV, 18.5 miles.
      put-in - N 34.62406 W 118.74427 Frenchman's Flat Campground (D)
      take-out - N 34.47686 W 118.76184 Lake Piru

E. Piru Creek - Lake Piru to Santa Clara River Run, class II-III, 4 miles.
      put-in - N 34.46007 W 118.75485 (E)
      take-out - N 34.41683 W 118.78928

Piru Creek map for paddleboaters.

Instructions for online interactive topographic river maps & road maps.
• Full-screen road maps & topographic maps - see below.

Full-Screen River Map - landmarks on the Piru Creek.
To see the names of landmarks displayed above (A, B, etc.) - DoubleClick or point on the red markers.

Piru Creek Guides & Maps for Whitewater Boating Paddlesports.

Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (pg. 310, Pyramid Lake to Lake Piru Run)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.
• Online guides & river flow data for paddleboating: Piru Creek Canoeing & Kayaking Directory. (Display options alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

Piru Creek paddleboating reports NEEDED !!

Please send your trip reports from Piru Creek kayaking trips. Stories, pictures & videos from boating trips will be linked here.
Upper Piru Creek video - DiscosVideos 10april2011
Piru Creek , Entrance to the "Falls" Gorge - Southern California Creeking. (Pyramid Lake to Lake Piru Run)
Middle Piru Creek trip report - Somewhere Out There12mar1995. (Pyramid Lake to Lake Piru Run)
Piru Creek photos & video - Fly Fishing Newbie. (at Frenchman's Flat)

Environmental Protection & Outdoor Activities in our Wild and Scenic River Canyons.

Piru Creek Watershed Directory - Conservation & Recreation. Websites for the Piru Creek Watershed. (Display options alphabetical 100. Section 1=kayaking-paddlesports, 3=conservation-environment, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=other-websites)

More Information on California Rivers:
• Nearby streams: Santa Clara River, Sespe Creek, Central & South Coast Rivers Region.
Piru Creek Wild and Scenic added to the USA National Program 27mar2009.
California Whitewater River Guides for Kayaking, Canoeing, River-tubing & Rafting Paddlesports Listed Geographically - BRT Insights.
Using these whitewater river paddleboating guides - BRT Kayaking.

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