Long stretches of class II water broken up by high quality class III (IV-) drops. There is a class five (the Butte Crack) at the put in that most people skip. The Dam at Scott's Mills is very runnable and many people make it their first waterfall.
More detailed information http://mthoodh2o.blogspot.com/2009/02/butte-creek.html.
UPDATE: This tree is gone and the rapid is clear of wood (2017)...............................................
ORIGINAL POST: River wide tree at the bottom of Knuckle buster makes the rapid un-runnable at most any level but maybe the highest. Rapid cannot be run through the bottom, although you can still run the entry piece of the rapid above into the first hole and takeout in the pool to portage.
This a great class III/IV run. No portage runs are common with the dam/falls at Scott's Mills sometimes being portaged river left. There are some great play waves just downstream of the falls at Scott's Mills.
9 years ago
by Ricky Becker
Gauge at monitor bridge should be at least 5.6
Pat welches estimate should be over 200, and over 400 for a smoother float.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
on Butte Creek @3. Fault Line to OR 213
Lower Water Butte Crack
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