Sandy River McNeil Campground to Lolo Pass Road Bridge

Portland, Oregon

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This run on the Sandy takes you through only one rapid. It begins at the putin at the McNeil Campground bridge and ends 5.5 miles later at the take-out at the next bridge. It begins as class 4, gets tougher around the middle (4+), and lets up a little toward the end. The run takes about 50 adrenaline-filled minutes to complete (barring unforeseen problems). The rather continuous gradient makes the drops fairly uniform in difficulty, but occasionally a steeper or narrower passage is encountered. The first trip down this run is an unforgettable experience. This run has a remote feeling to it, but Lolo Pass Road is usually less than 0.3 mile through the woods on river right. The alders and underbrush are quite thick, but anyone who is experiencing early difficulty should quickly opt for the nature walk, for the river gets tougher before it gets easier. Near the bottom of the run are a couple of houses on river right.
Soggy Sneakers: A Paddler's Guide to Oregon's Rivers

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Soggy Sneakers: A Paddler's Guide to Oregon's Rivers

by Pete Giordano & the Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club (The Mountaineers Books)

This run on the Sandy takes you through only one rapid. It begins at the putin at the McNeil Campground bridge and ends 5.5 miles later at the take-out at the next bridge. It begins as class 4, gets tougher around the middle (4+), and lets up a little toward the end. The run takes about 50 adrenaline-filled minutes to complete (barring unforeseen problems). The rather continuous gradient makes the drops fairly uniform in difficulty, but occasionally a steeper or narrower passage is encountered.

The first trip down this run is an unforgettable experience. This run has a remote feeling to it, but Lolo Pass Road is usually less than 0.3 mile through the woods on river right. The alders and underbrush are quite thick, but anyone who is experiencing early difficulty should quickly opt for the nature walk, for the river gets tougher before it gets easier. Near the bottom of the run are a couple of houses on river right.

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Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 5.5
Class: Class IV
Season: Best in rainy/snowmelt season; Flow: 600–800 cfs
Driving Directions: Directions to Sandy River: McNeil Campground to Lolo Pass Road Bridge

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May 2018