Difficulty IV
Length 6 Miles
Gauge WILEY CREEK NEAR FOSTER, OR
Flow Range 300 - 1500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 day ago 46.9 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/09/2019 12:28 am

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.

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Jacob Cruiser
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2 months ago

The last mile and a half from Cascade down to the Columnar Quarry consists of quality class III/IV ledge drops and is accessible even when the upper gate is closed. It's an easy shuttle to jog too, making for a nice run when time is short.

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Megi Morishita
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9 years ago

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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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1192830 07/06/02 n/a n/a
1197603 05/03/10 Thomas O'Keefe photo added
1199563 03/08/11 Thomas O'Keefe copy edits
1199308 02/26/11 Thomas O'Keefe copy edits
1212261 05/09/19 Jacob Cruiser updated image position
1207017 11/24/16 Jacob Cruiser access