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Washington whitewater, Hoffstadt Creek

Cowlitz county, 3100 Road to North Fork Toutle section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     4.2 miles
  This section of Hoffstadt Creek in Cowlitz County is 4.2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V(V+) section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Washington and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Longview-Kelso, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots
    in Washington are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. The Northern Cascade Range scenery
is wonderful. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the 3100 Road to North Fork Toutle stretch is one of them. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to  
get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
On a splendid day at Hoffstadt Creek you can take a hike along the Fawn Lake Trail, and when you're here it's always fun to visit Ike Kinswa State Park. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors exciting things the Northern Cascade Range has to offer. The Toutle River Trail is a glorious hiking trail in the vicinity of Hoffstadt Creek. The high level of precipitation makes Hoffstadt Creek a relatively wet location. The month with most of the rain is December while July is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Hoffstadt Creek, 3100 Road to North Fork Toutle 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 Hoffstadt Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hoffstadt Creek:
Hoffstadt Creek, Cowlitz County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4.2 miles long (3100 Road to North Fork Toutle)
Green River, Cowlitz County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11.7 miles long (Cascade Creek to gaging station)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Upper Kalama Falls to Gobar Creek)
Toutle River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Green River to South Fork confluence)
Tilton River, Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11 miles long (Bremer to Ike Kinswa State Park)
Toutle - South Fork, Cowlitz County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Harrington Place to Big Wolf Creek)
Tilton River - North Fork, -blank- County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (above Tilton confluence)
Coweeman River, Cowlitz County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 11.3 miles long (Brown Creek to Jim Watson Creek)
Tilton River, Lewis County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Morton to Bremer)
Cowlitz River, Lewis County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (salmon hatchery to Blue Creek access)
 Ski Areas Near Hoffstadt Creek:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 67 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 68 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 71 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 72 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 73 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 87 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 87 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 99 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Hoffstadt Creek:
Lake Mayfield Village Marina, Mossyrock , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Hoffstadt Creek:
Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound, Grand Mound , 11 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Battle Ground Inn & Suites, Battle Ground , 28 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Woodland, Woodland , 30 miles away
Rodeway Inn Woodland, Woodland , 30 miles away
Prairie Hotel, Yelm , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hoffstadt Creek:
Riffe Lake Campground, Mossyrock, 9 miles away
Mossyrock Park - Cascade - Tacoma Power, Mossyrock, 9 miles away
Mossyrock Park - Main - Tacoma Power, Mossyrock, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Hoffstadt Creek:
Fawn Lake Trail, Cowlitz , 12 miles away, 1.4 hiking miles, 361 feet elevation difference
Toutle River Trail, Cowlitz , 13 miles away,  19.4 hiking miles, 1678 feet elevation difference
Coldwater Trail, Skamania , 14 miles away,  10.6 hiking miles, 3233 feet elevation difference
Georges Peak Trail, Cowlitz , 17 miles away, 5.6 hiking miles, 1673 feet elevation difference
Saint Helens Way, Skamania , 19 miles away, 6 hiking miles, 1114 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Hoffstadt Creek:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 36 miles away
Ike Kinswa State Park, Washington , 14 miles away
Battle Ground Lake State Park, Washington , 26 miles away
Seaquest State Park, Washington , 28 miles away
 Lakes Near Hoffstadt Creek
Coweeman Lake, Cowlitz , 9 miles away
McBride Lake, Cowlitz , 15 miles away

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