Trask, N. Fork, Oregon, US
North Fork of North Fork Trask River to Trask Park
||III (for normal flows)
Take out, NF Trask
Take out, NF TraskPhoto by Susan Hollingsworth taken 03/18/12
Class II+ whitewater through a river canyon with steep terrain and canyon sections.
To reach the upper stretches of the North Fork Trask (North Fork of the North Fork technically),
turn left off Trask River Road 0.2 mile before Trask Park onto North Fork Trask Road, a gravel
road. Peer out the right side and catch a glimpse of the 8-ft drop just before Trask Park,
especially if you plan on running it later. To proceed to the upper stretch take-out, drive
3.5 miles on North Fork Trask Road to an obvious fork (just after crossing a bridge at a sharp
right bend in the road). Follow the right fork 0.7 miles over another bridge (this time the
NF Trask flows underneath). You'll see a small campsite on river left just upstream.
To get to the put-in, cross back over the bridge and go back to the obvious fork just 0.7 mile
back. Turn left and follow it for 7.8 miles, bearing right at another fork along the way.
The put-in is under a bridge (see photo) where the Middle Fork of the North Fork Trask
joins the North Fork of the North Fork Trask.
For those interested in shorter runs, a bridge at mile 8, splits the run into an 8 mile upper run
and a 4 mile lower section. If running the lower section be sure to scout the drop just upstream
of Trask Park.
There is also a fun class IV stretch that ends where this run begins. Trip Report here
Other Information Sources:
Soggy Sneakers: A Paddler's Guide to Oregon's Rivers,
by Pete Giordano & the Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club (The Mountaineers Books)
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Last Updated: 2016-03-09 21:45:02