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Oregon whitewater, Molalla River

Clackamas county, Table Rock Fork to Glen Avon Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     13 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Clackamas County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people
    coming here. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. A bit of exercise and just
hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The Table Rock Fork to Glen Avon Bridge stretch of Molalla River in Oregon is 13 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
Molalla River is not far at all from Mulino; going for a hike on the Pine Crest Trail is always a tremendous adventure. Mary S. Young State Park is a picturesque place any time of year, and Molalla River State Park is a pleasant place to visit. This river has so much to offer. Molalla River is a good place of normal rainfall. During December this area sees the most rain while July is typically the driest month. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Molalla River with nighttime lows in the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 40's, and overnight lows at Molalla River all through the wintertime ordinarily plunge into the 30's.

Molalla River, Table Rock Fork to Glen Avon Bridge 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 Molalla River.
 Whitewater Near Molalla River:
Molalla River, Clackamas County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Table Rock Fork to Glen Avon Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Oregon River Experiences, Clackamas County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Butte Creek, Clackamas/ Marion County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.5 miles long (Fault Line to Oregon 213)
Whitewater Outfitter - Reachout Expeditions, Clackamas County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mollala River - North Fork, Clackamas County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Dead Horse Canyon Creek Bridge to Mollola River)
Abiqua Creek, Marion County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Abiqua Falls to Abiqua Road)
Clear Creek, Clackamas County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.8 miles long (Oregon 211 to Redland Road)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (North Falls to Lower putin)
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 21.8 miles long (McIver Park to Mouth)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 16 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 8 miles long (Silver Falls State Park to Silver Creek Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Molalla River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 56 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 59 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 60 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 62 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 67 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 84 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 85 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
 Marinas Near Molalla River:
Clemens Marina, Gladstone , 11 miles away
Waverly Marina, Portland , 15 miles away
Riverplace Marina, Portland , 18 miles away
Casselman's Cove, Portland , 18 miles away
Ducks Moorage, Portland , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Molalla River:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Rivershore Hotel, Oregon City , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express PORTLAND SE - CLACKAMAS AREA, Gladstone , 10 miles away
Canby Country Inn, Canby , 11 miles away
Clackamas Inn And Suites, Clackamas , 11 miles away
Comfort Suites Clackamas, Clackamas , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Molalla River:
Feyrer Park, Molalla, 2 miles away
Molalla River Recreation Area - Looney's Gate, Molalla, 8 miles away
Molalla River Recreation Area - Osprey, Molalla, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Molalla River:
Pine Crest Trail, Clackamas , 15 miles away,  8.6 hiking miles, 783 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Molalla River:
Mary S. Young State Park, Oregon , 11 miles away
Molalla River State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Molalla River:
Ranch Hills Golf Club, Mulino , 2 miles away
Oregon City Golf Club at Lone Oak, Beavercreek , 6 miles away
Stone Creek Golf Course, Oregon City , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Molalla River
Willamette Falls Hydroelectric Power Reservoir, Clackamas , 9 miles away
Lake Oswego, Clackamas , 14 miles away
Clear Lake, Clackamas , 19 miles away

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