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Cascade Creek to Trout Lake (Mt. Adams Section) Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the White Salmon River


Cascade Creek to Trout Lake (Mt. Adams Section) Info
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Put In:  Cascade Creek
Take Out:  Trout Lake
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV , Class V , Portage
Gradient:  138 fpm
Run Length:  8.4 miles
Good Level:  200 - 500 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  This stretch needs atleast 4,000 cfs on the White Salmon River Near Underwood gauge, this equals around 200 - 500 cfs on the upper reaches of the White Salmon.
Season Comments:  April, May, June
Primary Season:  If this section runs usually runs during peak snow melt season.
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Because of access issues, and low flows this section of river is rarely run. This run starts off as mellow class II/II+ and gradually turns into fun class IV ledgey rapids through a scenic forested canyon. In this canyon expect a few logs and a few portages around big rapids.
Hazards:  Because this section is rarely run scout each drop for wood. There are a few waterfalls ranging from 4 to 10 feet tall depending on flow, one name Denslinger Falls is usually portaged because a large log just under the water at the base of the drop.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Public Forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 192 miles (3 hours 36 minutes) Southeast of Olympia
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From the town of Trout Lake take Mt. Adams Road east toward Glenwood. In 1.3 miles you will cross over the White Salmon River, this will be your take out bridge.

Put In: From the take out drive south on Mt. Adams Road, 50 yards past the bridge and turn north on Forest Road 23, follow this for 7.7 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 8031, put in at the bridge over the river on this road.



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