Hobo Rapid

There is a large tree island at the top of this rapid. You want to enter the river right channel working back left after the entrance. There is a hefty pour-over on river right as you come around the left-hand turn. The rest of the rapid is read and run. Some guides consider Miracle Rapid to be a continuation of Hobo Rapid, others contend that they are entirely separate from each other.

Above 3500 CFS: At flows above 3500, this rapid has some large chundering holes after the pour-over so be sure to skirt right of them. Usually, you can take a piece of the holes if you are feeling up to it.

3500 to 2000 CFS: The holes become more manageable and you have more time to get left of the pour-over

Below 2000 CFS:

History: Hobo rapid was the site of a slalom kayak training course for the Olympics. No longer used but cables still run several feet above the high water line.