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Washington whitewater, White Salmon River

Skamania county, Cascade Creek to Trout Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV(V)     8.4 miles
  If you're coming from Hood River it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This section of White Salmon River in Washington is 8.4 miles long and is a class III-IV(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't
    forget that rivers here are less forgiving. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. Since you're on
this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Cascade Creek to Trout Lake section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. The wonderful Skamania County scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem  
but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The beautiful Northern Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
On a pleasant day at White Salmon River you can take a hike along the Round The Mountain Trail, and nearby you stumble on Green Canyon which is a good place to take a look at. Having a good time in the Northern Cascade Range is uncomplicated. There is a delightful hiking trail in the neighborhood of White Salmon River called the Little White Salmon Trail, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Trout Lake here.

White Salmon River, Cascade Creek to Trout Lake road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near White Salmon River.
 Whitewater Near White Salmon River:
Trout Lake Creek, Skamania/Klickitat County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.8 miles long (Trout Lake to White Salmon River)
White Salmon River, Skamania County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 8.4 miles long (Cascade Creek to Trout Lake)
White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.1 miles long (Warner Road Bridge to Green Truss Bridge)
White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 4.9 miles long (Green Truss Bridge to BZ Corners)
White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 10 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 7 miles long (BZ Corner to Buck Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Zoller's Outdoor Odysseys, Klickitat County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lewis River - North Fork, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Twin Falls to FR 88)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wet Planet Rafting & Kayaking, Klickitat County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - River Drifters, Klickitat County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 13 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Buck Creek to Columbia River)
 Ski Areas Near White Salmon River:
White Pass, Washington , 30 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 31 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 35 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 36 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 39 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 43 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 66 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 67 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 81 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 82 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Beaches Near White Salmon River:
Koberg Beach, Hood River , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near White Salmon River:
Columbia Cliff Villas, Hood River , 16 miles away
Westcliff Lodge, Hood River , 16 miles away
Columbia Gorge Hotel, Hood River , 16 miles away
Comfort Suites Hood River, Hood River , 16 miles away
Hood River Suites ExtendedStay, Hood River , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White Salmon River:
Mt Adams Horse Camp, Trout Lake, 1 miles away
Elk Meadows RV Park, Trout Lake, 2 miles away
Wicky Shelter, Trout Lake, 3 miles away
 Trails Near White Salmon River:
Round The Mountain Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away,  15.4 hiking miles, 977 feet elevation difference
Little White Salmon Trail, Klickitat , 8 miles away, 0.9 hiking miles, 1325 feet elevation difference
Oklahoma Trail, Skamania , 9 miles away, 2.4 hiking miles, 935 feet elevation difference
Little Baldy Trail, Skamania , 9 miles away, 3.5 hiking miles, 1003 feet elevation difference
Lusk Creek Trail, Skamania , 9 miles away, 1.3 hiking miles, 780 feet elevation difference
Divide Camp Trail, Skamania , 10 miles away,  5.2 hiking miles, 1465 feet elevation difference
Highline Trail, Yakima , 10 miles away,  14 hiking miles, 2264 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near White Salmon River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 44 miles away
Seneca Fouts Memorial State Park, Oregon , 17 miles away
Koberg Beach State Park, Oregon , 18 miles away
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White Salmon River:
Golf Course, Chandler , 14 miles away
Husum Hills Golf Course, White Salmon , 17 miles away
Indian Creek Golf Course, Hood River , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near White Salmon River
Bench Lake, Yakima , 12 miles away
Placid Lake, Skamania , 18 miles away

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