Though cement for much of its course, there are some wild areas locally.
Check out the Encino Patch kayaking video (July 29, 2012)
Recently the river has been opened for more recreational uses in the area near Balbao Blvd. bridge. Signage explains acceptable usage. (Mouse over the sign on the right to enlarge.) Access changes by season and year.
The two pictures below show the river in both directions from Balboa Blvd. The large picture under those shows the effects of the erosion from the 2018 rains. The river now flows where the path used to be on the north side.
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