Sidewinder Rapid

Sidewinder Rapid is notorious for putting holes into boats, no matter which line you take. There are multiples channels you can take, both a left and right sneak, and a center V. At lower flows, all of these lines can get pretty tight, but at medium flows the center channel is definitely the best line. We recommend scouting, especially if you haven’t seen it before and/or have newer boaters in your party.

Sidewinder Rapid at low flows forms a shallow ledge. Watch out for rocks at lower flows.

The center drop becomes a tongue as water comes up, making this rapid much easier.