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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
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Bend, OR

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North Fork Trask River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Trask River


North Fork Trask River Info
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Put In:  N. Fork of N. Fork Trask
Take Out:  Steel Bridge
Difficulty:  Class II + , Class III Continuous
Gradient:  52 fpm
Run Length:  8 miles
Current Streamflow:  2270 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:00 AM - TRASK RIVER ABOVE CEDAR CREEK, NEAR TILLAMOOK, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1,600 cfs and above
Streamflow Comments: 

The recommended minimum flow is 1,600 cfs on the Trask River Above Cedar Creek gauge.

Season Comments:  January, February, March, May, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy season, this river only runs after a few days of heavy rain.
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Deep valley with second-growth forest, partially roadside. The river is continuous class II with the more significant class III drops in the first 4 miles.
Hazards:  The only significant rapids on this run are in the first 4 miles. Each rapid can be scouted or portaged at river level. At one point the river seperates from the road and becomes very isolated, hiking out in this area would be very difficult.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mostly public forests, some private logging roads
Wilderness:  no
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 85.6 miles (2 hours 21 minutes) Northwest of Salem
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Tillamook travel south on US 101 for 1 mile and turn left onto Long Prarie Road and drive for 3.2 miles. Turn right onto Trask River road immediately after crossing over the river, continue for 10 miles. Before reaching Trask County Park turn left onto North Fork Road and continue to the fork 3.5 miles upriver. Bear right at the fork and continue for .7 miles, crossing the bridge, from here the take out is 100 yards upstream.

Put In: From the take out return to the fork and continue upriver for 7.8 miles on the left fork. At the next fork bear right, the put in is several hundred yards down this road at the confluence of the North Fork of the North Fork Trask and the Middle Fork of the North Fork Trask.





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