Quartzville Creek Above Gregg Creek to Galena Creek

Sweet Home, Oregon

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Clear water, old growth trees, and short, thrilling drops make a first trip down this section an unforgettable experience. That said, in a few places a missed line could have serious consequences, so be careful. The run begins with a 0.5-mile warm-up section and then paddlers arrive at Technical Difficulties (TD), the longest single rapid on the run. TD starts out with a steep boulder garden and ends with an 8-foot ledge that is usually run middle or left. The boulder garden has a pin spot that has caused some problems in the past about halfway down. Look for a 2-foot pour over and boof left here. The rock in the pour over can be spotted from the road far overhead if you look carefully and the flows are right. Even grazing this rock can stall you enough that you slide back into the hole, so be careful here, too. Immediately below Technical Difficulties on a left turn with a small island in the middle of the river is Grocker, a fun ledgy drop that can be run on either side, although most boaters opt for the exciting 6-foot boof on the left side. Character: forested; mining.

Quartzville Creek: Above Gregg Creek to Galena Creek Professional Review and Guide

"Clear water, old growth trees, and short, thrilling drops make a first trip down this section an unforgettable experience. That said, in a few places a missed line could have serious consequences, so be careful. The run begins with a 0.5-mile warm-up section and then paddlers arrive at Technical Difficulties (TD), the longest single rapid on the run. TD starts out with a steep boulder garden and ends with an 8-foot ledge that is usually run middle or left.

The boulder garden has a pin spot that has caused some problems in the past about halfway down. Look for a 2-foot pour over and boof left here. The rock in the pour over can be spotted from the road far overhead if you look carefully and the flows are right. Even grazing this rock can stall you enough that you slide back into the hole, so be careful here, too. Immediately below Technical Difficulties on a left turn with a small island in the middle of the river is Grocker, a fun ledgy drop that can be run on either side, although most boaters opt for the exciting 6-foot boof on the left side. Character: forested; mining."

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Sweet Home
Distance: 6
Class: Class IV-V
Season: Best in rainy/snowmelt season; Flow: 700 cfs; 2000 cfs
Driving Directions: Directions to Quartzville Creek: Above Gregg Creek to Galena Creek

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May 2018