Middle Fork Feather

Bird’s Eye View

The 3-4 day Devil’s Canyon section on the Middle Feather is the creme-de-la-creme of Class V wilderness boating. There are 3 main canyons with plenty of committing Class V rapids. Sure, there are more challenging runs out there, but combine the access, beauty, multiple days, and difficulty, and this run truly offers everything.

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Devil’s Canyon in a Nutshell

Difficulty: Class V

Gradient: 70-110 ft/mi

Length: 32 miles, 3-4 days

Season: April – June

Put-in: Nelson’s Point

Take-out: Milsap Bar

Who should go: Those looking for a wilderness version of Cherry Creek. Adrenaline seeking wilderness lovers.

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Whitewater & Scenery

Whitewate & Scenery The Middle Fork Feather boasts some of the most dramatic scenery in the Sierra. You won’t have too much time to look at it though, because the whitewater is continuous Class V with a few portages. Once you are on the river, you are committed to finishing – hiking out is not an option in most places. That being said, it’s well worth the commitment – this place will blow your mind! Read more.

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River Flows

River FlowsThis is a springtime run that is dependent on snowmelt and springtime rain. Check the gauge before you go. Learn More…

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LogisticsIf you are not an expert, Class V boater, with some exploratory river skills, we recommend going with an outfitter. They will also make this crazy adventure a little more vacation-like since all the cooking, cleaning, driving, logistics, etc. will be taken care of. Keep Reading

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Feather Video

Rafting & Kayaking Videos

Watch a video of the Feather River before you see it up close.

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Places to Eat, Places to Stay
& Things To Do

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Local Gear Shops

Local Gear ShopsBuy gear and other supplies for your whitewater trip on Devil’s Canyon in Chico, Quincy, or Online