Waterway Trip Ratings

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Ratings are only a suggestion for day trips. Check with the trip leader to determine if you have the strength, stamina, endurance, and technical ability to do the trip.

Trip Type
Trip Distance
Trip Pace **
Flat/Open Water (no river current present)
Easy
Up to 8 miles
Up to 1 mph
Moderate
8 – 10 miles
1 – 2 mph
Strenuous
Above 10 miles
Above 2 mph
Moving Water
Easy
Up to 10 miles
Up to 1 mph
Moderate
10 - 15 miles
1 – 2 mph
Strenuous
Above 15 miles
Above 2 mph
Quick Water
Easy
Up to 10 miles
Up to 1 mph
Moderate
10 - 15 miles
1 – 2 mph
Strenuous
Above 15 miles
Above 2 mph
Wild Water
All trips are stenuous.

**Trip pace: the paddle speed that is used, as if paddling on flat water.

 

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