Deschutes, Oregon, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-III+(V+) (for normal flows)|
|Deschutes At Benham Falls|
|dream-168||500 - 2200 cfs||II-III+(V+)||28h15m||725 cfs (running)|
Benham Falls is a class V+ rapid that is rarely run above 1000 cfs. Below 1000 cfs, it is much more manageable, but still class V, and definitely requires scouting and safety.
Scott Baker and Matt King running Benham in a dynamic Duo...... https://vimeo.com/51767251
Class III and IV rapids from base of Benham Falls but the river mellows out to class I by the time you reach Slough Camp which is an alternate access. Expert paddlers have continued on by running Dillon Falls (V) and the short gorge section below. For additional information on recreational opportunities see the Deschutes National Forest web site.