Hoko - Hoko Falls Run

Hoko, Washington, US


Hoko Falls Run

Usual Difficulty I-II(IV) (for normal flows)
Length 4 Miles
Avg. Gradient 18 fpm

Rapid on the Hoko

Rapid on the Hoko
Photo of Victor Kress by Thomas O'Keefe В© taken 11/24/07 @ 220 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-12043300 300 - 1000 cfs I-II(IV) 00h25m 22.7 cfs (too low)

River Description

SEASON: Winter rain storms.

DESCRIPTION: A highlight of this run is the gorge at the start that begins with a waterfall and continues on downstream for about a quarter mile. Advanced paddlers can start their run at the top and others can join in just downstream. This is a beautiful river that flows through a river canyon well hidden from the road. There are two good class III boulder garden rapids about halfway down the run. The first can be portaged on the left and the second can be portaged on the right. The rest of the run is all a class I float but it's a great section of river to explore.

LOGISTICS: From Highway 101 mile 203.8 head north on Highway 113. In 10 miles this joins Highway 112 at mile 23.0. Continue west on Highway 112 towards Neah Bay. Shortly after passing through Sekiu at Highway 112 mile 12.6 turn south on Hoko-Ozette Road. At mile 3.0 you will see a small pull-out at the gauging station which is the take-out. From this point the road climbs up above the river until you cross over the bridge at mile 6.8. You can put-in downstream river right of the bridge if you want to skip the gorge, but otherwise continue past the bridge to mile 7.0. From here you can peer down into the gorge and take the short hike to the start at Hoko Falls. Korb describes a put-in further upstream but many of the logging roads in this area are now gated.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-12-04 07:02:53

Rapid Descriptions

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November 26 2007 (3884 days ago)
Thomas O'KeefeDetails
On Nov 24, 2007 all drops were clean from the gorge down to the gauge.

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