Hills Creek Landes Creek to Hills Creek Reservoir

Eugene, Oregon

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The run starts about 2,000 feet above sea level, as a small creek flowing over a gravel bar in a relatively open canyon. Just below the put-in, the creek's character changes dramatically. The waterway enters a beautiful, deep canyon, curving around a big wall and dropping off the face of the earth in two spectacular and runnable falls. The stream then flows through numerous Class III and IV boulder gardens and a couple of gorges. The gorges are lush, with moss and ferns hanging off the walls plus countless small waterfalls cascading into the river. Do your stretching and warm-ups at the put-in because just downstream you will encounter the biggest drops on the whole Hills Creek run. The view coming around the first corner is intimidating—the river disappears from sight completely as it pours over a 20-foot runnable falls. After a short pool, the water drops over another 12-foot falls. These waterfalls may become unrunnable at higher flows.

Hills Creek: Landes Creek to Hills Creek Reservoir Professional Review and Guide

"The run starts about 2,000 feet above sea level, as a small creek flowing over a gravel bar in a relatively open canyon. Just below the put-in, the creek's character changes dramatically. The waterway enters a beautiful, deep canyon, curving around a big wall and dropping off the face of the earth in two spectacular and runnable falls. The stream then flows through numerous Class III and IV boulder gardens and a couple of gorges. The gorges are lush, with moss and ferns hanging off the walls plus countless small waterfalls cascading into the river.

Do your stretching and warm-ups at the put-in because just downstream you will encounter the biggest drops on the whole Hills Creek run. The view coming around the first corner is intimidating—the river disappears from sight completely as it pours over a 20-foot runnable falls. After a short pool, the water drops over another 12-foot falls. These waterfalls may become unrunnable at higher flows."

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Eugene
Distance: 7
Elevation Loss: 550 feet
Skill Level: Difficult
Class: Class IV-V
Season: December and January
Local Contacts: Oregon Bureau of Land Management, 503-952-6001; Oregon River Levels, 503-261-9246
Driving Directions: Directions to Hills Creek: Landes Creek to Hills Creek Reservoir

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