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Washington whitewater, Hoko River

Clallam county, Hoko Falls Run section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     8.3 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Port Angeles, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Hoko Falls Run stretch of Hoko River in Clallam County is 8.3 miles long and is a class II-III(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The average
    Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. You might have
to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The beautiful scenery of Clallam County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Hoko Falls Run section is one of them. The beauty of the Olympic  
Mountains is a great plus for this river. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
A delightful place to go to near Hoko River is Blue Canyon, and a day at Third Beach is time well spent. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Olympic Mountains. Hoko River is a spot with many visitors from Sekiu, and a great beach close by is Chito Beach. This river is always fun. Bogachiel State Park is a tremendous place to stretch your legs a bit. Hoko River usually gets a great deal of precipitation.

Hoko River, Hoko Falls Run 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 Hoko River.
 Whitewater Near Hoko River:
Hoko River, Clallam County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.3 miles long (Hoko Falls Run)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Hatchery to Salmon Drive)
Calawah River, Clallam County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Klahanie Campground to Bogachiel River access)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 6.3 miles long (Bear Creek to Hatchery)
Hyas Creek, Clallam County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (FR 29 030 spur to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Calawah River - North Fork, Clallam County, 16 miles away
      Class II+ - 9.2 miles long (Balch Bridge to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Bogachiel River, Jefferson/Clallam County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Park Boundary to Highway 101)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 21 miles away
      Class II+ - 7.5 miles long (Klahowya Campground to Bear Creek)
Calawah River - South Fork, Clallam County, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (Rugged Ridge Trail to Hyas Creek)
Sitkum River, Clallam County, 25 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.6 miles long (Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Hoko River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 62 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Mount Washington, British Columbia , 94 miles away, 1657 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 100 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
 Marinas Near Hoko River:
Coho Resort-rv Park and Marina, Sekiu , 9 miles away
Quileute Marina, Forks , 12 miles away
Big Salmon Resort, Neah Bay , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Hoko River:
Chito Beach, Clallam , 6 miles away
Third Beach, Clallam , 14 miles away
Second Beach, Clallam , 15 miles away
First Beach, Clallam , 15 miles away
Sooes Beach, Clallam , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Hoko River:
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 12 miles away
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hoko River:
Shipwreck RV Park, Sekiu, 5 miles away
Tretteviks RV Park, Sekiu, 5 miles away
Sams Trailer and RV Park, Clallam Bay, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Hoko River:
South Sand Point Trail, Clallam , 20 miles away,  3.8 hiking miles, 189 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Hoko River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 62 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Hoko River
Ozette Lake, Clallam , 17 miles away

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