Dosewallips - 1. Dosewallips Falls to Elkhorn Campground (Elkhorn Canyon)

Dosewallips, Washington, US


1. Dosewallips Falls to Elkhorn Campground (Elkhorn Canyon)

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 208 fpm

Elkhorn Canyon

Elkhorn Canyon
Photo of Paul Heffernan by Scott Collins taken 05/09/04

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
hads-DWRW1 6.00 - 11.00 ft V+ 6y72d11h48m 10.57 ft (running)
Korb recommends 200cfs but range on this gauge is unknown. Post a comment if you have knowledge.

River Description

SEASON: Throughout the year when water is low and put-in access is not snowed in.

LOGISTICS: From Highway 101 travel 11 miles west along the Dosewallips River Road 2610 to Elkhorn campground and the take-out. To reach the put-in continue up 2610 another 2.5 miles to the base of Upper Dosewallips Falls. NOTE: A washout 1 mile before the campground has closed road access to this run (you can still hike in). Funding is currently unavailable to repair the road. Contact the USFS Quilcene office at 360-765-2200 if you'd like to make a comment on the proposal for the future of this road (options include rebuilding at the washout or developing a new trailhead and leaving road access closed beyond the washout).


Steep creek run in a boulder-filled gorge with a number of portages.

Video of First Raft Descent.

lat/long very approximate from tiger map server

for additional information see:

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-08-05 21:00:18

Rapid Descriptions

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  • Wild Olympics (WA)
    A campaign to protect the free-flowing rivers of the Olympic Peninsula.