Canyon Creek - 7 Mile Bridge to South Santiam River

Canyon Creek, Oregon, US


7 Mile Bridge to South Santiam River

Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Length 7 Miles
Avg. Gradient 112 fpm
Max Gradient 302 fpm

Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Chips
Photo by Lucas Rietmann taken 04/04/18

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-14185000 4.50 - 6.50 ft V 01h25m 3.43 ft (too low)

River Description

The upper section is high quality class V creeking.  Lots of boulder rapids.

The lower section is class IV(V) and a good intermediate creeking run. 

The runs are commonly run in conjuction.

Flow estimate here:  Between 400 and 600 cfs is ideal for a first time run, though it can be run higher, or as low as 200 cfs.

See the description in Jason Rackley's excellent Oregon Kayaking website.

The rapid known as Day of Judgement was altered circa 2007 and is now commonly portaged.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-06-11 01:41:15

Rapid Descriptions

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