Hagen Creek - Into the NW Fork Washougal

Hagen Creek, Washington, US


Into the NW Fork Washougal

Usual Difficulty IV(V) (for normal flows)
Length 2.25 Miles
Avg. Gradient 180 fpm
Max Gradient 220 fpm

Hagen Daaz

Hagen Daaz
Photo by Pmacy taken 02/02/18

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Washougal At Hathaway Park
dream-499 3000 - 7500 cfs IV(V) 29h53m 130 cfs (too low)

River Description

This is a short and sweet run with a take out less than an hour from Portland that runs when the rain falls heavy.
Flows:  The Washougal gauge is nice for guessing when Hagen will run, but you never know what level you have for sure until you get to the creek. 
There is a physical gauge at the take out for Hagen.  10ish inches is a good, but lowish flow.  15" is a healthy medium, 18" is getting high-ish once you reach the NF Washougal, but still not too high. 
The run has been done as high as 29/30" a number of times and possibly higher, this is the high end of runnable and not recommended to those who are using this page as their information source. 
Beta Pages:
First descent from Oregon Kayaking
The perspective in 2016 hasn't changed much.  



StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-04-17 18:14:53


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