Wild & Scenic Mokelumne Update

Winter Flow, North Fork Mokelumne

Devil's Nose


  • East end: Take Highway 88 east from Jackson to Ellis Road. Follow Ellis Road south to the North Fork Mokelumne. Closed in winter due to snow. See map
  • West end: Take Highway 88 east from Jackson to Tiger Creek Road in Buckhorn. Follow Tiger Creek Road down to the Tiger Creek Powerhouse. See map
  • Length of river canyon: Turn left before the Tiger Creek Powerhouse and cross cattle guard to access PG&E gravel road. Runs to Salt Springs Powerhouse. Road is open year-round. May be in poor condition. May be temporarily blocked by low snowfall. See map

View our North Fork Mokelumne photo gallery

Blog post from kayaker who ran the Devil's Nose reach a few years ago. Description and photos.

From A Wet State: 2009 Description of the run with fantastic photos

Fall Reflection, Devil's Nose

Just below Salt Springs Dam


  • Interesting geology: Terminal moraine of glacier that created the upper Mokelumne canyon; large boulders in the river; massive granite domes near Salt Springs Powerhouse; steep, granitic river gorge downstream; the Devil’s Nose
  • Rich cultural resources
  • Healthy trout fishery
  • Important habitat for goshawks, California spotted owls, pine martens, foothill yellow-legged frogs, black bear, and deer herds
  • Important bird habitat
  • Conifer forests with oaks along the river’s north bank
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Kayak trip down the Devil's Nose Run

Photos by Daniel Brasuell, A Wet State, June 13, 2009

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