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Difficulty IV-V
Length Miles
Gauge Wind R. @ Stabler
Flow Range CFS
Flow Rate as of: 11 hours ago 466 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/23/2010 3:08 pm

River Description

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.


Rapid Descriptions


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Carter Wray
7 years ago

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.

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Trout on the Wind: a film about the removal of Hemlock Dam

Thomas O'Keefe

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.

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Hemlock Dam Removal Underway (WA)

Thomas O'Keefe

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.


Thomas O'Keefe


Steve and Jill Morgan


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1197721 05/23/10 Thomas O'Keefe copy edits
1193301 10/06/02 Steve and Jill Morgan n/a
1195773 08/13/09 Thomas O'Keefe