Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon Guide Book

by Philip N. Jones (The Mountaineers Books)
Canoe and Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon  by Philip N. Jones

237pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1594850321

The only complete guide to flatwater canoe and kayak routes in northwest Oregon – now completely updated! Includes: 74 paddle routes, 9 new to this edition; trips ranging from easy to difficult, with canoe and kayak outings for novices and open water excursions for more advanced paddlers; most trips can be paddled in less than a day, with the option to combine some trips into multi-day adventures; areas include the Willamette River and its tributaries, the Cascades, the Columbia Gorge, southwest Washington, the Columbia River, and the Coast; and helpful tips on selecting canoes and kayaks, paddling techniques, safety equipment and techniques, boat transportation, and more.

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Trails from the "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 74.
... Preview: Clear Lake is aptly named. The headwaters of the McKenzie River, the lake is ultraoligotrophic, or crystal clear, permitting views deep into a subterranean world with an interesting geological and bio ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Belknap Springs, OR - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, countless tons of ash and rock were sent rushing down the Toutle River. Most of the destruction occurred in the valley of the North Fork of the Toutle River, whe ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Harmony Falls Landing, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The area around Beacon Rock in the Columbia Gorge offers spectacular scenery and interesting islands to circumnavigate. It also offers strong winds, strong currents, rough water, cold water, and comme ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
North Bonneville, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Paddling in the Columbia Gorge is more like ocean kayaking than river paddling. The waters are open, windy, tidal, often rough, and often populated by large commercial craft, particularly tugs and bar ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Bridal Veil, OR - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: In 1991, the Oregon Historical Society created the Columbia River Heritage Canoe Trail, a 45-mile route that winds its way among dozens of islands on the lower Columbia River, from the town of Clatska ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Westport, OR - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 45
... Preview: Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge includes dozens of islands in the Columbia River between Astoria and Aldrich Point, 15 miles to the east of Astoria. The refuge offers both open waters and nar ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Knappa, OR - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The Skamokawa area is well known to sea kayakers, particularly to those who enjoy paddling on the open waters of the Columbia. But the Skamokawa area also offers backwater sloughs for those who prefer ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Skamokawa, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: If you want miles of open water with a marine atmosphere, but don’t want to venture into the Pacific, try Cathlamet Bay in the Columbia River near Astoria. Wait for a day with good weather. The bay is ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Fern Hill, OR - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The lower Columbia passes through a variety of landscapes. Much of the area is wooded foothills, and much is flat bottomland. In a few areas, however, the banks of the lower Columbia resemble the stee ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Cathlamet, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: The Lower Columbia River Water Trail (also known as the Lewis and Clark Columbia River Water Trail) was established in 2004, the first year of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, by a committee formed u ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Astoria, OR - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 146
... Preview: This section of the Columbia Slough offers three public canoe launches, one at each end and one in the middle. This section can be paddled in either direction. The trip described here begins at the ea ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Vancouver, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This section of the Columbia Slough stretches from Northeast 143rd to Northeast 18th Avenues, a total of 125 blocks, or about 8 miles. Although this trip is in the midst of a major urban area, watch f ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Parkrose, OR - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Multnomah Channel forms the western shore of Sauvie Island, which sits in the mouth of the Willamette where it joins the Columbia. The 21-mile channel runs from the Willamette River at the south end o ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Saint Helens, OR - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Puget Island has it all: grand vistas, open waters, sandy beaches, backwater sloughs, an interesting history, and a 12-mile loop trip that does not require a car shuttle. Puget Island is a 6-mile-lo ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Westport, OR - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Sauvie (not Sauvies) Island is one of the largest freshwater islands in the country. Much of it is covered by myriad lakes and sloughs, offering endless opportunities for flatwater paddling. Imagine a ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Chapman Landing, OR - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: The lower Columbia River valley is full of history, much of which is reflected in the names of the communities along the banks of the river. Many names are derived from Native American languages. Fo ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Skamokawa, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Smith and Bybee Lakes are two large bodies of water in north Portland, but most Portland residents have never seen them or even heard of them. Bybee Lake is 250 acres in area with a 5.9-mile shoreline ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Vancouver, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: In the Columbia River, about 20 miles east of Astoria, several islands and part of the Washington mainland have been set aside as a refuge for a rare subspecies of deer. Tenasillahe Island is the la ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Skamokawa, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The Columbia Slough is a narrow backwater channel that runs parallel to the Columbia River in its historic floodplain north of Portland and Gresham. About 19 miles long, the slough begins at Fairview ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Hemlock, OR - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The Youngs River is a small but pretty stream that begins in the northern Coast Range and flows into the Columbia at Astoria. Described here is a 7mile paddle from near the town of Olney to Astoria. ... From the guidebook "Canoe & Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon"
Astoria, OR - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7