A high quality creek in the Columbia Gorge that builds in intensity to fun class V boulder garden rapids. It can be tricky to catch as snow can limit access during the winter rainy season when it runs.
For additional information see the Trout Creek description on Rackley's Oregon Kayaking site.
The tree in the last drop before the confluence has shifted, so the drop is now runnable. At high flows can go right over the ledge above it, and at lower flows you can probably run the left closer to the tree and then cut right just above it.
Letter expressing interest in development of a new recreation site on Trout Creek
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Site of Old Hemlock Dam
Restoring Trout Creek
Paul runs 3rd rapid
Upper Trout Creek Gorge
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Since it's premiere last year, "Trout on the Wind" has continued to attract accolades and awards. The 10 minute short video documents the removal of a dam located within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest on Trout Creek.
After several years of anticipation, Hemlock Dam removal on Trout Creek in the Columbia Gorge is underway. The crews are out doing the final work on restoring the historic channel and if all goes well over the next couple days water will once again flow over beautiful river-polished bedrock that was buried under a reservoir for decades.
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