West Fork this Weekend!
On Saturday we'll be running the West Fork of the Hood River, our favorite Class IV run in the Columbia Gorge. This is an action packed river has many Class IV rapids in a beautiful canyon with 2 basalt gorges.
We'll meet at our office in Hood River (aka "Hood River Center of Whitewater Excellence") at 10 AM, put on some warm clothes, and then drive 30 minutes up to put-in. We'll spend a couple hours on the water and then take part in an "adventurous, athletic" take-out above the scenic Punchbowl Falls.
To reserve a spot, call us at (541) 450-9855 or click here.
The West Fork of the Hood River is the best Class IV run in the Columbia Gorge. It has consistently fun rapids, two beautiful basalt gorges, and is fun at a wide variety of flows. Most people take-out just above Punchbowl Falls, which is a great lower leg work out for kayakers and a rope challenge for rafters. Difficulty: Class IV Length: 5.5 miles Gradient: 82 fpm Put-In: Lake Branch Take-Out: Punchbowl Falls Flow: 4.5 to 7 feet Hood River at Tucker Bridge. Class V at...
The confluence of the East Fork and West Fork of the Hood is a special spot for whitewater boaters, fishermen, and anyone who enjoys rivers. This property has been used by many years by rafters and kayakers as a take-out as the West Fork of the Hood or as a put-in for the main stem of the Hood River. This river access was private property until 2006 when Western Rivers Conservancy began purchasing the land from Longview Fiber and PacifiCorp in an effort to conserve Salmon...