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Washington whitewater, Lewis River - East Fork

Clark county, Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV(V)     4 miles
  The Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls section of Lewis River - East Fork in Washington is 4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV(V) section. The starting location is a short drive from Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The natural beauty of Washington and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people
    from near and far. The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable
for beginners. The Northern Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The campgrounds here at Lewis River - East Fork are pretty good. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out  
with mother nature are great reasons to come. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls stretch is just one of them. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is magnificent here at Lewis River - East Fork, you can go for a hike along the Horseshoe Ridge Trail. A tour to Rooster Rock State Park when you're here at Lewis River - East Fork is never a bad idea, and a spree to Sundial Beach is always a glorious idea.

Lewis River - East Fork, Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls 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 Lewis River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Lewis River - East Fork:
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 2 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls)
Fly Creek, Clark County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Little Fly Creek to Canyon Creek)
Rock Creek - Lewis drainage, Clark County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Dole Valley Road to East Fork Lewis River)
Copper Creek, Skamania/Clark County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.1 miles long (road's end to East Fork Lewis)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (Rock Creek to Moulton Falls Park)
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir)
Washougal River - North Fork, Skamania County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Mile 7 to Washougal River)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 11.5 miles long (Moulton Falls to Lewisville Park)
Little Washougal River, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6.8 miles long (Boulder Creek to Washougal River)
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Cowlitz/Skamania County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8.2 miles long (Twin Bridges to Fly Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Lewis River - East Fork:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 44 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 46 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 49 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 51 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
White Pass, Washington , 74 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 74 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 78 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 97 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 98 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 98 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Marinas Near Lewis River - East Fork:
Big Eddy Marina, Portland , 17 miles away
Ducks Moorage, Portland , 18 miles away
Will Jan Moorage, Portland , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Lewis River - East Fork:
Sundial Beach, Multnomah , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Lewis River - East Fork:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Parkersville Inn & Suites, Washougal , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway, Troutdale , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express PORTLAND EAST - TROUTDALE, Troutdale , 15 miles away
Travelodge East Portland/Gresham, Troutdale , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Cascade Inn & Suites, Troutdale , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lewis River - East Fork:
Tarbell Campground, Clark County, 1 miles away
Sunset Campground, Skamania County, 3 miles away
Rock Creek Campground, Clark County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Lewis River - East Fork:
Washougal Trail, Skamania , 11 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 2131 feet elevation difference
Horseshoe Ridge Trail, Skamania , 11 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 2830 feet elevation difference
Siouxon Trail, Skamania , 12 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 1860 feet elevation difference
Green Leaf Trail, Skamania , 16 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 727 feet elevation difference
Saint Helens Way, Skamania , 18 miles away, 6 hiking miles, 1114 feet elevation difference
Observation Peak Trail, Skamania , 18 miles away,  12.4 hiking miles, 2662 feet elevation difference
Toutle River Trail, Cowlitz , 19 miles away,  19.4 hiking miles, 1678 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Lewis River - East Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 49 miles away
Rooster Rock State Park, Oregon , 12 miles away
Crown Point State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
Guy W. Talbot State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lewis River - East Fork:
Orchard Hills Golf And Country Club, Washougal , 12 miles away
Green Mountain Golf Course, Camas , 14 miles away
Camas Meadows Golf Club, Camas , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Lewis River - East Fork
McBride Lake, Cowlitz , 16 miles away
Sesters Reservoirs, Multnomah , 16 miles away
Blue Lake, Multnomah , 17 miles away

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