Roaring River - road 4611 to bridge at Roaring River Campground

Roaring River, Oregon, US


road 4611 to bridge at Roaring River Campground

Usual Difficulty IV (varies with level)
Length 3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 200 fpm
Max Gradient 215 fpm

Jason running Maple Hole Rapid

Jason running Maple Hole Rapid
Photo of Jason Rackley by Pete Giordano taken 12/09/07 @ a good level

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-14209500 2000 - 6000 cfs IV 01h07m ~ 1450 cfs (too low)

River Description

Roaring River is one of several exciting, adventurous tributaries to the Clackamas River. Reaching the put-in requires a 1.5 mile hike. The river is very remote with almost continuous rapids at most flows.

Check out the description and photos at Oregon Kayaking. You can check the website for more stories of exploring this drainage.


There is good flow information here.  For the stick gauge referred to there, suggests 2.2-2.5 feet for a first time trip, with anything over 3' being high. 

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-01-06 01:55:12

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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November 2 2011 (2633 days ago)
Pete GiordanoDetails
Roaring River is Class IV with continuous rapids and a high potential for wood.