Elk Creek (Santiam) - Upper Falls to Canal Creek

Elk Creek (Santiam), Oregon, US


Upper Falls to Canal Creek (Falls to Falls)

Usual Difficulty III-IV(V) (for normal flows)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-14185900 8.00 - 10.00 ft III-IV(V) 01h56m 4.7 ft (too low)

River Description

"This is a nice way to spice up a trip to the Quartzville drainage"  

                                           ~Oregon Kayaking

The section is mostly about the two rapids at the take out and put in.  The section can be run lower, but the upper rapid becomes marginal at lower flows.

The rapids in between and then down to Canal Creek are mostly easy but enjoyable slides.  You can continue all the way down to Quartzville via Canal Creek for additional whitewater.


Description and photos at Oregon Kayaking.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-04-08 17:02:05


Rapid Descriptions

icon of message No rapids entered. If you know names, and locations of the rapids please contact and advise the StreamTeam member for this run.

User Comments

Users can submit comments.

No Comments