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Washington whitewater, Hoh River

Jefferson county, Ranger Station to Highway 101 at Oxbow section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     20 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Port Angeles, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful Jefferson County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less
    manageable. The Ranger Station to Highway 101 at Oxbow section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whitewater paddling here in the
Olympic Mountains is a great experience. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature  
are sure to keep you coming back for more. This section of Hoh River is 20 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Hoh River you discover the Bogachiel-Hoh Trail which is a fine hiking trail, and going for a hike on the Bogachiel Trail is always a wonderful adventure. Having a wonderful time in the Olympic Mountains is painless. Hoh River sees pretty high levels of precipitation. November is the month that gets the most rain, and July on the other hand is the driest. For the duration of the months of summer, highs typically are in the 70's at Hoh River.

Hoh River, Ranger Station to Highway 101 at Oxbow 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 Hoh River.
 Whitewater Near Hoh River:
Sitkum River, Clallam County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.6 miles long (Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek)
Calawah River - South Fork, Clallam County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (Rugged Ridge Trail to Hyas Creek)
Snahapish River, Jefferson County, 7 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (C-2700 Bridge to Clearwater River)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 10.5 miles long (Clearwater Campground to 144 Gross Bridge)
Stequaleho River, Jefferson County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4 miles long (C-1066 Road to Clearwater Campground)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Upper Clearwater Road access to Clearwater Campground)
Solleks River, Jefferson County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Sollecks Bridge to Clearwater Campground)
Christmas Creek, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 4 miles long (C2400 bridge to Clearwater River)
Hoh River - South Fork, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.7 miles long (Park boundary to South Fork Campground)
Hoh River, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Ranger Station to Highway 101 at Oxbow)
 Ski Areas Near Hoh River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 41 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 95 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Hoh River:
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 21 miles away
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 23 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 24 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 25 miles away
Days Inn - Ocean Shores, Ocean Shores , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hoh River:
Huelsdonk Campground, Jefferson County, 2 miles away
Minnie Peterson Campground, Jefferson County, 5 miles away
R and R Sports Center and RV Park, Forks, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Hoh River:
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 2 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 5 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
Pass Trail, Clallam , 6 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1206 feet elevation difference
Rugged Ridge Trail, Clallam , 6 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 407 feet elevation difference
Mink Lake Trail, Clallam , 17 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 2790 feet elevation difference
Canyon Creek Hoh Trail, Clallam , 18 miles away,  29.6 hiking miles, 5242 feet elevation difference
Aurora Trail, Clallam , 19 miles away, 19.6 hiking miles, 5102 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Hoh River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 42 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 30 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 33 miles away

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