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Difficulty III
Length 11 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 11/27/2017 4:21 pm

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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Rapid Descriptions

Bridge Rapid

Class - III Mile - 0

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

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Thomas O'Keefe
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1 year ago

We did this run at high water over the Thanksgiving 2017 holiday. It was all clean.

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Gage Descriptions

There is an old USGS gauging station (stn. 12041500, 1917-1980) with an intact staff gauge just upstream from the put-in. It's a bit out of the way for this run because you have to drive back out to Highway 101 to access it on river right (check the Upper Soleduck description for directions on finding it). Look for flows around 3.0 feet or higher. For those trying to assess the run from a remote location check the Hoh River gauge (look for it to be up around 4000). You'll get several good visual looks at the run along the shuttle route.

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1192020 07/09/04 n/a n/a
1196788 11/29/09 Thomas O'Keefe
1208514 11/27/17 Thomas O'Keefe description and photos updated