Brush Creek Rapid

III

Rapid Rating

0.59

River Mileage

About Brush Creek Rapid

The river splits around a small island with most of the flow taking the left channel. Brush Creek rapid is in this left channel. The creeks confluence, which is the rapids namesake, enters the rapid halfway through on river left.

How to run Brush Creek Rapid

At normal flows, this rapid is straight forward Class III. Enter the top portion of the rapid left and then work your way back center for the second part. As the water drops, then the entrance gets challenging with a difficult and hard-to-see center line with an almost guaranteed pinball effect as you bounce through.

brush creek rapid low water

Brush Creek rapid at low flows ~700 CFS. Photo by Kern River Outfitters.

Brush Creek rapid at ~1,500 CFS. Video by Kern River Outfitters.