Humptulips, E. Fork - 3 - Gorge Run downstream to Boise Bridge


Humptulips, E. Fork, Washington, US

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3 - Gorge Run downstream to Boise Bridge

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 8.4 Miles
Avg. Gradient 21 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
HUMPTULIPS RIVER BELOW HWY 101 NR HUMPTULIPS, WA
usgs-12039005 500 - 15000 cfs III 00h37m 922 cfs (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report. Gauge is below confluence of East and West Fork. Actual flow on this reach will be lower.


River Description

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.

DESCRIPTION:

A narrow and beautiful gorge is the primary feature of this run.

for additional information see:

  • Korb, G. 1997. A paddlers guide to the Olympic Peninsula. third edition.
  • local expert: Gary Korb & Carol Volk, 4930 Geiger Road, Port Orchard, WA 98366, 206-876-6780

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2003-11-04 12:21:15

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