Deschutes - 04. Benham Falls to Dillon Falls

Deschutes, Oregon, US


04. Benham Falls to Dillon Falls

Usual Difficulty II-III+(V+) (for normal flows)
Length 2.5 Miles


Photo by Trevor Lyden taken 09/10/13

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Deschutes At Benham Falls
dream-168 500 - 2200 cfs II-III+(V+) 19h51m 2000 cfs (running)

River Description

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......

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.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-11-14 16:35:04


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