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Oregon whitewater, Mollala River - North Fork

Clackamas county, Dead Horse Canyon Creek Bridge to Mollola River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     6 miles
  The natural beauty of Clackamas County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting point is not too far from Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. The Dead
    Horse Canyon Creek Bridge to Mollola River stretch of Mollala River - North Fork in Clackamas County is 6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V section. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're
willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Oregon are harder than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The Central Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system,  
there are a few others too. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Pine Crest Trail, and Milo McIver State Park is a great site. Now, you may feel that's a load but there's even more cool stuff to do here in the Central Cascade Range. Don't leave Mollala River - North Fork without first going for a hike along the High Camp Trail. While you're here at Mollala River - North Fork you will meet lots of folks from close by Colton. A trip to Bonnie Lure State Park revitalizes the spirit.

Mollala River - North Fork, Dead Horse Canyon Creek Bridge to Mollola 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 Mollala River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Mollala River - North Fork:
Mollala River - North Fork, Clackamas County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Dead Horse Canyon Creek Bridge to Mollola River)
Clear Creek, Clackamas County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.8 miles long (Oregon 211 to Redland Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Oregon River Experiences, Clackamas County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Molalla River, Clackamas County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Table Rock Fork to Glen Avon Bridge)
Mollala River - South Fork, Clackamas County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.5 miles long (Copper Creek to Molalla River)
Abiqua Creek, Marion County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Abiqua Falls to Abiqua Road)
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 21.8 miles long (McIver Park to Mouth)
Whitewater Outfitter - Destination Wilderness, Clackamas County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Butte Creek, Clackamas/ Marion County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.5 miles long (Fault Line to Oregon 213)
Santiam River - Little North, Marion County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Salmon Falls to Elkhorn Park)
 Ski Areas Near Mollala River - North Fork:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 49 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 52 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 52 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 55 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 60 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 75 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 78 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
 Marinas Near Mollala River - North Fork:
Clemens Marina, Gladstone , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Mollala River - North Fork:
Holiday Inn Express PORTLAND SE - CLACKAMAS AREA, Gladstone , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Rivershore Hotel, Oregon City , 17 miles away
Clackamas Inn And Suites, Clackamas , 18 miles away
Hampton Inn - Portland-Clackamas, Clackamas , 18 miles away
Comfort Suites Clackamas, Clackamas , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mollala River - North Fork:
Molalla River Recreation Area - Looney's Gate, Molalla, 4 miles away
Molalla River Recreation Area - Osprey, Molalla, 4 miles away
Molalla River Recreation Area - Rabbits Tail, Molalla, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Mollala River - North Fork:
Pine Crest Trail, Clackamas , 6 miles away,  8.6 hiking miles, 783 feet elevation difference
High Camp Trail, Clackamas , 14 miles away, 0.6 hiking miles, 278 feet elevation difference
Baty Silver King Trail, Clackamas , 16 miles away, 1 hiking miles, 335 feet elevation difference
Nohorn Trail, Clackamas , 18 miles away, 1.9 hiking miles, 472 feet elevation difference
South Fork Mountain Trail, Clackamas , 18 miles away,  5.6 hiking miles, 2378 feet elevation difference
East Mountain Trail, Clackamas , 19 miles away,  2.8 hiking miles, 479 feet elevation difference
Molalla Trail, Clackamas , 20 miles away, 3 hiking miles, 1285 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Mollala River - North Fork:
Milo McIver State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
Bonnie Lure State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mollala River - North Fork:
Springwater Golf Course, Estacada , 10 miles away
Ranch Hills Golf Club, Mulino , 11 miles away
Oregon City Golf Club at Lone Oak, Beavercreek , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Mollala River - North Fork
Clear Lake, Clackamas , 11 miles away
Williams Lake, Clackamas , 11 miles away
Cougar Lake, Clackamas , 13 miles away

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