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West Glacier, MT

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Trout Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Clark Fork River

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Trout Creek Info
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Put In:  Trout Creek Road
Take Out:  Verde Windfall Road
Difficulty:  Class V , Portage Logs
Gradient:  250 fpm
Run Length:  2 miles
Good Level:  200-400 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

Approximately fifty percent of the Prospect Creek gauge. 

Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season: 
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the take-out from Superior:

1. Head east on 2nd Ave W toward 1st St
348 ft
2. Turn right at 1st St
226 ft
3. Take the 1st left onto 3rd Ave W
446 ft
4. Take the 1st right onto River St
0.1 mi
5. Turn left at Diamond Rd
5.9 mi

Continue up Trout Creek Road for another eight miles to Verde Creek Road.  Take a left and follow it to the bridge.

To get to the put-in from the take-out:

Get back on Trout Creek Road and drive a couple more miles up the hill to a clearcut on the left.  Put in here.

Trout Creek on the Clark Fork River

The run starts out class III before it hits a riverwide log jam.  This marks the entrance to the canyon section.  A boulder garden and some smaller slides lead into some larger slides.  A large pine leaning against the right side of the canyon signals a left scout.  A twelve footer, Poop Chute, leads into Steal Your Face, a douple drop of ten footers that make for great boofs.  A half-mile of ledges and slides bring you to Cathedral; scout/portage on the right.  A few more slides blend into the class III runout.  Watch the lower section for strainers. 

Last Edited by josho on 5/23/2011

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