Perhaps the most overlooked II-III run in California. This
run is simply all about the scenery, which is nothing short of world
class. Almost the entire run is composed of a beautiful gorge with lush
growth and plentiful waterfalls. The water quality is top notch as
well, flowing out of the Siskiyou Wilderness. Visibility in the water
can be up to 15’. This run is a great beginner/intermediate
run, with deep gorges and beautiful scenery in a safe setting.
Take-out is about 6 miles south of Happy Camp,
where the Highway 96 Bridge crosses the Klamath.
To get to the put-in, drive ¼ mile back
upstream on 96 and take the dirt road on the left across from Wingate
Bar. Follow the signs towards the Clear Creek trailhead, staying left
on maintained dirt road if in doubt. You will drive a long distance
well above the river, and then start to lose elevation. Once you start
losing elevation keep a lookout to the left for the Slippery View River
Access sign. Follow the steep trail to the river, and enjoy the beauty
and quality of this run.