Class II+ whitewater through a river canyon with steep terrain and canyon sections.
Soggy Sneakers: A Paddler's Guide to Oregon's Rivers,
by Pete Giordano & the Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club (The Mountaineers Books)
This bridge makes a convenient access point, dividing the river into an 8 mile upper section and a 4 mile lower section.
This large drop just above the take out at Trask Park is much bigger than anything else on this run.
The AW virtual gauge for this reach utilizes flow information from the USGS gauge on the main Trask River about Ceder Creek.
waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=14302480 This gauge has been operating since, 1996.
The virtual gauge calculates that the NF Trask is about 1/3 of the flow of the main Trask at the gauge. Please leave comments if you think the actual flow is much lower or higher than the calculated flow. Note the date & time and what you think the actual flow is.
The following historical gauges may offer useful information.
Trask River near Tillamook - shows daily flows from 1931 to 1972. Also shows field measurements from 1977-08-15.
NF Trask River at mouth near Tillamook - has field measurements from a single date on 1977-08-15.
Permits are not required for this reach.
Take out, NF Trask
Put in rapid
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