Highway 26/Red Corral Road crossing: Deep granite canyon with granite slabs sloping into the river. Swim, fish for trout, watch birds, enjoy the scenery, picnic, walk or jog along the PG&E road that parallels the river.
Ponderosa area: Swim in summer and fall. Kayak the Class II-III whitewater in spring. Be sure to check flows. Whitewater run description.
Whitewater kayaking information from Davis kayaker Bruce Thomas. Includes maps, weather, run descriptions and more. Ponderosa Way, Tiger Creek Dam
Interesting geology: Deep granite canyon, expert-only river rapids below Highway 26, large boulders in the river; massive granite domes near Salt Springs Powerhouse; steep, granitic river gorge downstream; the Devil’s Nose
Beautiful scenic vistas from Highway 26 (both counties) and Tiger Creek Road