FUN FACT: An alternative put-in for the Soleduck.
SEASON: Winter rain storms. Generally best when rivers are
ACCESS: From Highway 101 mile 216.4 turn south on FR 2918.
Follow this road to mile 3.6 (you'll cross the Soleduck at mile 3.0) and turn
up to the right on FR 2931. Continue 0.7 miles to the berm at the old spur
100 road. You're somewhat on your own to hike down the road and find
This is an alternative put-in for a run on the Soleduck. If you find the
spot described in Korb's book the run starts with a class IV, then a V, and
settles out to continuous class III for the short ride to the Soleduck. You'll
enter the Soleduck a short distance downstream from the put-in for the FR 2918 Bridge
to Klahowya Campground section.
lat/long approximated by Tiger map server
for additional information see
A comprehensive guide to 75 river runs on Washington's beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
There is an old USGS gauging
12041500, 1917-1980) on the
Soleduck with an intact staff gauge just
below the confluence of the South
Fork, North Fork, and mainstem. It's a
bit out of the way for this run (check the
description for directions on
finding it). Look for flows around 4.0
feet on this staff gauge. For those
trying to assess the run from a remote
location check the Hoh River gauge (look for it to
be up above 4000).
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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