California Canoe and Kayak Paddling Destinations
All About Kayaking the Merced River
California's Merced River is a classic whitewater run in one of the most beautiful places in all of the country. Learn all about the different paddling sections of the Merced River here.
All about Paddling in Yosemite National Park
Check out the photos and learn how to raft, kayak, canoe, and float the Merced River in Yosemite National Park here.
How to Raft in Yosemite National Park
Learn all about how to raft in Yosemite on the Merced River here.
Kayaking and Canoeing in Yosemite National Park
All about Kayaking and Canoeing the Merced River in Yosemite National Park.
Whitewater Kayaking the Merced River
The Merced River outside of Yosemite National Park is a whitewater kayaker’s dream-come-true. This articles contains information about the put-ins, take-out, scouting, and character of whitewater kayaking the Merced River.
Kayaking in Yosemite National Park
A photo gallery with explanations of kayaking in Yosemite National Park.
Route 140 Whitewater Kayaking Sections on the Merced River
There are many options for put-ins and takes-outs on the Merced River in the Yosemite Valley. Here are the most likely choices that paddler’s find themselves using (Red Bud, Indian Flat).
Kayaking the Merced River from Briceburg to Bagby
River Description for the Merced River from Briceburg to Bagby.
Rafting in Yosemite - A Photographic Journey
Check out some of the Yosemite rafting experience here.
Kayaking All Over Monterey Bay
This articles features kayaking trips and put-ins along Monterey Bay's shoreline including Santa Cruz, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Point Lobos.
Kayak Rentals on Monterey Bay
Kayak rentals on Monterey Bay are extremely easy to come by almost anywhere you'd like to explore on the Bay. Here is a list and links to the most common places to rent a kayak or even a paddleboard on Monterey Bay.
Launching a Kayak in the Santa Cruz Harbor
Santa is Cruz a kayaker’s or standup paddleboarder’s dream and a great location from which to embark on paddling trips of a variety of lengths. Here is a list of kayaking trips that can be done using Santa Cruz Harbor as a launch site.
Santa Cruz Harbor Kayaking Trips
Here is a list of beginner, intermediate, and advanced kayaking trips that launch out of the Santa Cruz Harbor.
Kayaking Stillwater Cove, 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, and Carmel Beach
Stillwater Cove at the south end of 17 Mile Drive and Pebble Beach and just north of Carmel serves as the perfect kayak launch location to start a variety of kayaking trips suited for varying abilities.
Kayaking Around Point Lobos
This is a trip guide to paddle around Point Lobos one of the most scenic coastal destinations in California.
Kayaking and Paddleboarding at Breakwater Cove in Monterey Bay
it doesn’t take kayakers and paddleboarders long to want to be in the water exploring and viewing wildlife from kayak or board in Monterey Bay. Here’s a guide to your first kayaking and paddleboarding experience out of Breakwater Cove in Monterey Bay.
Kayaking from Breakwater Cove to Lover’s Point in Monterey Bay
Here is a description of the paddling trip along the popular stretch of Monterey Bay from Breakwater Cove to Lover’s Point Park.
San Francisco Kayaking Information
Learn all about the kayaking opportunities that are found in San Francisco, CA.
Kayaking Lessons in Marina del Rey
Here you will find information regarding kayaking lessons in Marina del Rey in Southern California.
La Jolla Kayaking
Go Kayaking in La Jolla. Hike Bike Kayak offers a tour of the La Jolla Sea Caves, and no experience is required.
Orange County Kayaking
Whether its Long Beach or Huntington Harbor in Sunset Beach, Orange County has plenty of options for kayaking.
Ned's Gulch on the Merced River
Description and photos of Class IV Ned's Gulch on the Merced River outside of Yosemite National Park.
Kayaking the Merced River from Red Bud to Indian Flat
Photos and descriptions of the rapids and section of the Merced River from the Red Bud Picnic Area and Launch to the Indian Flat Day Use Area. Includes Nightmare Island and Chipped Tooth.
The Merced River from Indian Flat to Briceburg
Photos and descriptions of the Merced River from Indian Flat Day Use Area to the take-out downstream.