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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Copper Creek to Table Rock Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Mollala River


Copper Creek to Table Rock Info
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Put In:  Copper Creek
Take Out:  Table Rock
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV Technical
Gradient:  103 fpm
Run Length:  5 miles
Current Streamflow:  1770 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:00 AM - MOLALLA RIVER NEAR CANBY, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1500 cfs on Molalla Near Canby Gauge
Streamflow Comments:  If the Molalla near Canby Gauge reads 1500 cfs then this upper section should be running about 500 cfs. If it has not rained in a few days the upper section maybe to low.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy, this section only runs after a few days of heavy rain
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  The upper reaches of the Molalla river offer a secluded feeling with many different varieties of rapids.
Hazards:  Scout all class IV rapids from either the road or the river.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Canyon, Forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From the town of Molalla take Oregon 211 east and take the first right towards Feyrer Park. Continue past the park and cross the river and then take a right onto Dickey Prairie Road. Follow this road through Dickey Prairie and over the North Fork Molalla. Shortly after crossing North Fork Molalla turn right onto Molalla Road and cross the river on Glen Avon Bridge. Follow this road until you reach Turner Bridge. About 5 miles past Turner Bridge you will reach the bridge over the Table Rock Fork, shortly after this bridge pull out on the right side and there will be a trail to the river.

Put In: Continue down Molalla Road until you reach a bridge blocked by a locked gate, park and put in here.


Copper Creek to Table Rock on the Mollala River

Put In Rapid: If you choose to put in at the bridge with the locked gate there is a fun class 3+ drop that is very narrow. Scout this drop from the road. If you choose not to run this drop, put in .75 miles below at Copper Creek Bridge.

Mile 2.75(Dungeon Rapid): The first couple miles of this section consist of class III read and run boulder gardens. The first rapid of significance is called Dungeon Rapid. This rapid is a long class IV boulder garden that requires quick moves around hydraulics. Scout this rapid from the road during the shuttle drive.

Mile 3.25(Lightning Lonnie): Shortly after Dungeon Rapid you will arrive at a 6 foot ledge drop. Run this drop either left or right. Scout this drop from the river or the road.

The rest of this section of river consists of fun class III boulder gardens that can be boat scouted.


Last Edited by doldfield on 3/25/2010
 



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