Southern California Creeking

El Niño Madness,
La Niña Blues

A Chronicle of Southern California
Kayaking Adventures

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Southern California Creeking 1994-2005

Alphabetical List

DATE WE FIRST PADDLED STREAM/REACH Length
Miles
Avg. Gradient
Foot/Mile
Feb 13, 2005
Sunday
Agua Blanca Creek, Near Devil's Gateway to Piru Creek ~3.0 + 2.0 + 2.5 on lake ~110

Feb 3, 1998
Tuesday

Arroyo Seco, Switzer Picnic Area to Switzer Camp

1.0 360

Feb 15, 1998
Sunday

Arroyo Seco, Switzer Falls to confluence with Bear Creek

2.0 285

May 6, 1998
Wednesday

Arroyo Seco, Bear Creek Trail crossing to JPL

9.5 170

Jan 16, 1997
Thursday

Bear Creek, West Fork to confluence with W.F. San Gabriel River

3.35 160

Apr 9, 1995
Sunday

Big Rock Creek, Sycamore Flat Campground to Turnout on Valyermo Rd. 1/2 mile below Pallett Creek Road

5.4 148

Apr 5, 1995
Wednesday

Big Tujunga Creek, Camp Colby Rd. to gaging station downstream of Angeles Forest Hwy bridge

2.6 200

Apr 15, 1995
Saturday

Big Tujunga Creek, Gaging station downstream of Angeles Forest Hwy bridge to Fireroad upstream of Big Tujunga Reservoir

1.15 209

Feb 5, 1995
Sunday

Big Tujunga Creek, Big Tujunga Canyon Road to Wildwood Picnic Area.

3.6 67

Apr 19, 1995
Wednesday

Big Tujunga Creek, Delta Flats to Baseball Fields

2.6 92

Apr 27, 1995
Thursday

Deep Creek, Hot Springs to Confluence with West Fork Mojave River

5.0 96

Feb 18, 1995
Saturday

East Fork San Gabriel River, East Fork Station to Camp Oak Grove

4.0 105

Feb 25, 1995
Saturday

East Fork San Gabriel River, Devil Gulch to East Fork Station

4.0 165

Apr 30, 1995
Sunday

Little Rock Creek, Cooper Canyon to the South Fork (This run is currently closed.)

7.3 219

Feb 15, 1995
Wednesday

Malibu Creek, Bridge near Tapia Park to Pacific Coast Hwy.

4.5 98

February 15, 1997
Saturday

Manzana Creek, Nira to Manzana Schoolhouse

9.3 65
March 11, 2001
Sunday

Manzana Creek, Manzana Camp to Nira

   
March 5, 2005
Saturday
Matilija Creek, 1.1 Mile Upstream of Old Man Creek to Matilija Trailhead Parking Area 3.25 206

Feb 1, 1997
Saturday

Mill Creek, Hidden Springs Picnic area to confluence with Big Tujunga Creek

1.0 360

Apr 13, 1997
Sunday

N.F. Kaweah River, Eshom Creek to Yucca Creek

5.2 134

Jan 26, 1997
Sunday

N.F. Matilija Creek, Wheeler Gorge Campground to Quarry near confluence with Matilija Creek

5.0 194

May 9, 1998
Saturday

Piru Creek from Gold Hill Road (3846’) to Pyramid Lake (2643’) with Keith Beck.

The gorges on this run are astounding. Best be on your toes negotiating the intricate rapids and (typically) muddy water! For details on this run, see Charles Foster's description of Upper Piru Creek

11.5 + 3 on lake 105

Mar 18, 1995
Saturday

Piru Creek, Frenchmans Flat Campground to Lake Piru

16.2 + 2.5 on lake 61

Various

Piru Creek below Piru Dam.

   
Mar 15, 1997
Saturday

Santa Ana River. Bridge on Seven Oaks Rd. to confluence with Deer Creek

4.0 264

Mar 9, 1997
Sunday

Santa Ana River, Filaree Flats to confluence with Deer Creek

3.0 270

Feb 22, 1997
Saturday

Santa Ana River, Deer Creek to diversion dam at confluence with Bear Creek

1.0 300
Mar 20, 2005
Sunday
Santa Cruz Creek ~8 ~80

Apr 14, 1995
Friday

San Gabriel River, Downstream of Morris Dam to Bridge on Hwy. 39.

1.5 67

Jan 31, 1998
Saturday

Santa Paula Creek, Confluence of East Fork to St. Thomas Aquinus property

2.0 244

Jan 18, 1997
Saturday

Santa Paula Creek, Hwy. 150 Bridge to ¼ mile past Steckel Park.

2.5 127

Dec 7, 1997
Sunday

Sespe Creek, Beaver Camp to Lion Campground

6.2 47

Feb 27 Friday-Mar 1, 1998
Sunday

Sisquoc River, Heath Camp to Tepusquet Rd.

47 64

Jan 10, 1998
Saturday

Upper N.F. Matilija Creek, Confluence with East Fork to Matilija Creek

2.8 214

Apr 14, 1995
Friday

West Fork San Gabriel River, Second Bridge on West Fork Trail to San Gabriel Reservoir

2.5 96

Mar 16, 2003
Sunday

West Fork San Gabriel River, Shortcut Cyn to Hwy 39 Bridge

14.2 105

Apr 5, 1997
Saturday

Yucca Creek (Tributary of N.F. Kaweah River)

1.5 (?) 300

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