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Difficulty IV+
Length 6 Miles
Gauge MOLALLA RIVER NEAR CANBY, OR
Flow Range 1500 - 4000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 415 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 12/24/2015 8:33 pm

River Description


Gauge:  This run doesn't get paddled very often, so the gauge range is of known runnable flows (not many data points).  It is possible this run could be done a little higher, or a little lower.

 

This is a great class IV-IV+ steep creek. Access is an issue as it crosses private property before continuing on Weyerhaeuser land. Several 'No Trespassing' signs are posted at the first gate. The run somewhat correlates to a medium level for the more well known 3 Bears run on the main Molalla. The put-in requires a ~4 mile hike in over a gravel road. A good take out option exists on the main Molalla approximately 2 miles downstream from the confluence at a day use site called The Cedars owned by ODFW on river right.

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Ryan Morgan
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11 years ago

This is a great class IV+ steep creek. Access is an issue as it crosses private property before continuing on Weyerhaeuser land. Several 'No Trespassing' signs are posted at the first gate. As of 3/21/08, there are NO wood portages. The run somewhat correlates to a medium level for the more well known 3 Bears run on the main Molalla. The put-in requires a ~4 mile hike in over a gravel road. A good take out option exists on the main Molalla approximately 2 miles downstream from the confluence at a day use site called The Cedars owned by ODFW on river right.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191328 10/08/08 n/a n/a
1196576 11/19/09 Thomas O'Keefe
1196580 11/19/09 Thomas O'Keefe
1197416 03/20/10 Thomas O'Keefe copy edit
1199498 03/06/11 Thomas O'Keefe copy edits
1205629 12/14/15 Jacob Cruiser added gauge and gauge info
1205705 12/24/15 Jacob Cruiser micro edit