Wiley Creek - Above Wiley Creek Gorge to Little Wiley Creek Confluence


Wiley Creek, Oregon, US

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Above Wiley Creek Gorge to Little Wiley Creek Confluence

Usual Difficulty IV (for normal flows)
Length 6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 102 fpm

Megi runs one of many ledges


Megi runs one of many ledges
Photo taken 05/02/10 @ low runnable level

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
WILEY CREEK NEAR FOSTER, OR
usgs-14187000 300 - 1500 cfs IV 00h44m 573 cfs (running)


River Description

Creek: Wiley Creek is a beautiful creek with a couple of micro-gorges. Though a lot of the run is class III+ boogie water, there are several fun class IV drops requiring some technical moves. Because of the continuity of the run, blind corners, and possibility of wood/strainers, one needs solid class IV skills to paddle this run. Higher water makes this run more difficult due to the continuous nature of the rapids and the presence of wood. At lower levels there are lots of eddies to catch to boat scout most areas. The flume at Cascade Falls has reportedly sent paddlers airborne, and the mile below Cascade has several enjoyable ledges. Enjoy this mid-Cascade gem!

More descriptions and photos at Oregon Kayaking.

Access:  Most of the year the put in lies 3 miles past a locked gate.  The hike is along a gravel road and there is not much elevation gain, however 3 miles is still enough to turn some boaters off.  

The word on the street was the gate is open during hunting season, yet this has not been tested in recent years (written in 2016).  Please comment below if you run Wiley.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-11-24 01:47:06

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 3 2010 (2553 days ago)
Megi MorishitaDetails
Wiley Creek is a beautiful creek with a couple of micro-gorges. Though a lot of the run is class
III+ boogie water, there are several fun class IV drops requiring some technical moves. Because of
the continuity of the run, blind corners, and high risk of wood/strainers, one needs solid class IV
skills to paddle this run. As of 5/2/10, there was only one mandatory portage with a couple other
recommended portages for wood. The remainder could be navigated under/over/through/around. Higher
water would make this run much more difficult due to the continuous nature of the rapids and the
presence of wood. At lower levels there are lots of eddies to catch to boat scout most areas. The
flume at Cascade Falls has reportedly sent paddlers airborne. Enjoy this mid-Cascade gem!


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