Sol Duc - 2. FR 2918 Bridge to Klahowya Campground

Sol Duc, Washington, US


2. FR 2918 Bridge to Klahowya Campground (Park to Riverside)

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 11 Miles
Avg. Gradient 28 fpm

Sol Duc rapids

Sol Duc rapids
Photo of Omar Jepperson by Thomas O'Keefe © taken 11/24/17

River Description

The run passes through a mix of Forest Service land on river right and private timber lands on river left. Headwalls along both banks of the river create fun rapids that can be enjoyed during winter storms when area rivers are moderately high.

After a couple of miles a few cabins come into view before the river turns to the west and parallels Highway 101. The river is well buffered by forest between the river and highway and a number of boulder garden rapids make for fun class II+ boating.

As the river makes a hard bend to the right and under the Highway 101 Bridge, you will encounter the biggest rapid on the run, Bridge Drop, which pushes class III. You can see this rapid by looking downstream from the bridge at Highway 101 mile 212.6. After passing private land on river left, you will eventually come to the Forest Service Camgpround which makes a convenient take-out.

Logistics: From Highway 101 mile 216.4 turn south on FR 2918. Follow this road to mile 3.0 and the bridge across the Sol Duc. You can put-in here on the downstream river right side of the bridge or use an access downstream closer to Highway 101. The take-out is at Klahowya Campground near camp sites 6, 7, and 8 or use the Highway 101 bridge downstream of the campground. The campground is located at Highway 101 mile 211.9 on the north side of the road or continue a short distance downstream to the access on the south side of Highway 101.

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StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-11-27 16:21:15

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Bridge RapidIIIPhoto

Rapid Descriptions

Bridge Rapid (Class III)

Bridge Rapid

Bridge Rapid
Photo of Boris Startsev and Omar Jepperson by Thomas O'Keefe © taken 11/24/17

A fun class III rapid just below the Highway 101 bridge.

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November 27 2017 (237 days ago)
Thomas O'KeefeDetails
We did this run at high water over the Thanksgiving 2017 holiday. It was all clean.

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