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    Clackamas River: June Creek Bridge to Collawash River

    Collawash River, Oregon

    Clackamas River June Creek Bridge to Collawash River

    Clackamas River: June Creek Bridge to Collawash River Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "The Clackamas River above the Collawash confluence contains nearly continuous, intermediate rapids, beautiful scenery, clear water, and a pleasant riverside hot springs. The rocky streambed and consistent gradient provide plenty of action for the first 5.5 miles. Two small, narrow gorges in this first section contain steeper drops and should be scouted from the road during the shuttle to check for wood. Austin Hot Springs, about 5.5 miles from the put-in, make a nice spot to warm hands and feet. About 0.5 mile below the hot springs is a steep drop with a large rock in the middle of the river.

    The drop is preceded by 50 yards of waves and holes. Boaters generally run just to the right of the center rock; punching through a large wave and avoiding another rock on the right. A sneak route along the right bank is possible at some levels. The left side looks attractive but is dangerously undercut. A long boulder garden (class 3+ to 4) that contains some nice waves and holes as well as large rocks is 2 miles downstream. Scout the entire boulder garden from the road. Character: forested; hot springs."

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    Class III-IV
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    Best in rainy/snowmelt season; Flow: 1600 cfs; 5000 cfs
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