Ned's Gulch is so named for the creek that enters the Merced River
from the right. The steep gradient at this section can give kayakers a horizon line type view as one approaches this rapid. Luckily, Ned's is easily identifiable. On the left, kayakers will see a rock wall and a path leading up to Route 140 (see photo). On the left you'll see a creek (Ned's Gulch) enter the main flow of the Merced River.