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The Jordan is a classic local Revelstoke creek run. Super high quality whitewater, super close to town. At lower flows it is pretty manageable pool drop creeking, as the flows get higher the difficulty and consequence quickly goes up.
It is a great length run for multiple laps or just a quick few hour blast. The scenery is beautiful, locals friendly, this is a 5 star creek run for sure.
Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
Time of Year:
Year Round, Spring, Summer, Fall
Half Day or Less
Waterfalls, Wood Hazard, Siphons, Undercuts, Portages, Pool and Drop Rapids, Canyon
There will be a considerable time during the summer that the Jordan is blown out and too high. There is also a race on the Jordan every August put on by the Revelstoke Paddlesports Association.
From Take-out bridge, follow Jordan Mainline for 2.4 km (it becomes Jordan Forest Service Road). Here on your right is the entrance to the gravel pit. Park outside the gate (or inside at your own risk, if the gate is open we haven't been hassled). There is a trail leading away from the south-east corner of the gravel pit (its a little hard to find). It goes towards the east and leads down a steep embankment to #4. This can be used as an alternate put-in and skips the hardest drops.
For the main put in continue up Jordan Forest Service Road. 600 m past the gravel pit, hang right at a fork. Follow for 750 m. Turn right onto an unnamed road. It goes through a clearing and then quickly becomes tight and surrounded by shrubs. Follow this jeep track until you get to a washout in the track. High clearance vehicles can make it through the first washout and continue on to a second washout that is impassable. Park here. Walk 50 m down the creek that forms the second washout and put in on the gravel bar. Google Maps Directions
From Hwy 1 in Revelstoke, turn North onto Westside Road. Follow for 3.8 km. Turn left onto Jordan Mainline (also the snowmobiling trailhead for boulder mtn). Follow for 750 m. Takeout is at the bridge over the Jordan. Parking beside the bridge or in a lot just past the bridge on the left. Google Maps Directions
Late July-September is standard season. You can catch it before it goes up in the spring and after rain in the fall. Generally gets too high during peak snow melt. Highwater is a bit relative, but one thing is for sure…..you don't want to go in there if its up to the banks. It may look inviting from the take-out bridge, but in the gorge there would be no stopping, scouting or portaging at river level, and the rapids would be fierce. There is no set gauge, visual or electronic so look to the photo for reference.