SEASON: November to May.
ACCESS: If you're driving from the north, then look for the sign to Wynoochee Lake
Recreation Area at Hwy 101 mile 112.6 (approximately 4 miles north of the bridge across the
Humptulips), and take Donkey Creek Road (FR 22) east off Highway 101 for 9.7 miles to two roads
that turn off to the right. The first of these is the A Line Road which heads to the take-out. The
second of these two roads heads through a maze of logging roads on commercial forest land to a
put-in near the mouth of Rock Creek (bring your high clearance rig and prepare for an
adventure--i.e. I couldn't figure it out so post a comment if you do, you might try spur roads off
the A Line too). To reach the take-out, follow the A Line Road up and over a high ridge before
descending into the Humptulips valley. It's 7.9 miles from FR 22 to the bridge and you want to stay
on this main line (several side spurs turn off this primary road and can be recognized as such by
gates which can be used to close them off). If you're driving from the south, take the East Fork
Humptulips Road east off Highway 101 at mile 108.4 (just south of the Highway 101 bridge across
the East Fork Humptulips) and follow it to the A Line bridge across the river.
A narrow and beautiful gorge is the primary feature of this run.
for additional information see:
New bridge at takeout is in as of Dec-2019. Road is still gated about a half mile from the takeout bridge.
The take out road is now gated about a half mile from the bridge. The bridge is no more and being rebuilt. Access road from Donkey Creek road also gated. So if you want the Falls/Gorge you will have to walk uphill on roadbed for that half mile.
8 years ago
by David Elliott
A comprehensive guide to 75 river runs on Washington's beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
A new gauge was recently established
on the Humptulips. This gauge is below the
confluence of the east and west forks so actual
flow on this reach will be lower. Post a comment
on recommended flows.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
on Humptulips, E. Fork @3 - Gorge Run downstream to Boise Bridge
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