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Oregon whitewater, Hood River - West Fork

Hood River county, White Bridge Park to East Fork Hood River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     6.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The nature scenery of Hood River County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. There's camping available near Hood River - West Fork. A bit of exercise and spending
    some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are probably
into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Hood River, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This stretch of Hood River - West Fork in Oregon is 6.5 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The beautiful Central Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus.  
This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Wyeth Trail, and there are plenty of people from Hood River here at Hood River - West Fork. But wait, there's more amusing stuff to do in the Central Cascade Range. A trip to Viento State Park revives the soul; you'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Cooper Spur while you're here. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Starvation Creek State Park is a great location, and don't leave Hood River - West Fork without first going for a hike along the Pinnacle Ridge Trail.

Hood River - West Fork, White Bridge Park to East Fork Hood River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Hood River - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Hood River - West Fork:
Hood River - West Fork, Hood River County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (White Bridge Park to East Fork Hood River)
Hood River - East Fork, Hood River County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.5 miles long (Dee to bridge Below Tucker Park)
Hood River - Lake Branch, Hood River County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (3 miles above West Fork to Confluence with West Fork)
Hood River, Hood River County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Tucker Bridge to Hood River Marina)
Little White Salmon River, Skamania County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Willard to Columbia River)
Whitewater Outfitter - AAAA River Rider, Hood River County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - ECHO River Trips, Hood River County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Northwest Rafting Company, Hood River County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Buck Creek to Columbia River)
Sandy River, Clackamas County, 17 miles away
      Class IV - 4.5 miles long (McNeil Campground to Lolo Pass Road)
 Ski Areas Near Hood River - West Fork:
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 9 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 12 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 12 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 15 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
White Pass, Washington , 55 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 58 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 67 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 76 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 90 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 92 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Beaches Near Hood River - West Fork:
Koberg Beach, Hood River , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Hood River - West Fork:
Columbia Cliff Villas, Hood River , 11 miles away
Comfort Suites Hood River, Hood River , 11 miles away
Villa Columbia BnB, Hood River , 12 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn, Hood River , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hood River - West Fork:
Kingsley Reservoir, Mount Hood Parkdale, 3 miles away
Kinnickinnick, Mount Hood Parkdale, 6 miles away
Reservoir Campground, Hood River County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Hood River - West Fork:
Pinnacle Ridge Trail, Hood River , 7 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2515 feet elevation difference
Wyeth Trail, Hood River , 7 miles away,  11.2 hiking miles, 4054 feet elevation difference
Vista Ridge Trail, Hood River , 7 miles away,  8.6 hiking miles, 1540 feet elevation difference
Elk Grove Trail, Hood River , 7 miles away,  12.2 hiking miles, 2030 feet elevation difference
Tilly Jane Trail, Hood River , 9 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2742 feet elevation difference
Pacific Crest Trail - section 23, overlapping , 9 miles away, 122.4 hiking miles, 6078 feet elevation difference
Herman Creek Trail, Hood River , 9 miles away, 7.4 hiking miles, 3514 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Hood River - West Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 60 miles away
Starvation Creek State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
Viento State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
Wygant State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hood River - West Fork:
Hood River Golf Course, Hood River , 7 miles away
Indian Creek Golf Course, Hood River , 11 miles away
Golf Course, Chandler , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Hood River - West Fork
Bull Run Lake, Clackamas , 12 miles away
Badger Lake, Hood River , 15 miles away
Little Ashes Lake, Skamania , 17 miles away

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