Difficulty IV+
Length 3.8 Miles
Gauge No. Rogue Above North Fork Res
Flow Range 300 - 1500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 day ago 420 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/11/2019 8:44 pm

River Description

This is a short run that presents a fun challenge for experienced paddlers through the Takilma Gorge which is a solid class IV+ sequence of rapids in a dramatic bedrock gorge.

The beginning of the run starts out as flatwater before you come to the start of the gorge at Entrance. You can get out here for a more complete scout of the gorge on river left. This is important, and easy to do by utilizing the hiking trail on river left, because logs can become lodged between the bedrock walls and large boulders in a manner that requires a portage and a portage at river level is not possible in some places. The rapids in the gorge are numbered 1 through 5. Low water can create severe sieve hazards and at high water large holes develop.


To reach the take-out head north on Oregon State Highway 62 past Prospect. At Highway 62 mile 49.1 turn left on USFS 6210 toward River Bridge Campground. Head 0.9 mile to the river and take out at the bridge.

To reach the put-in, go back out to Highway 62 and head north. At Highway 62 mile 51.3 turn left on USFS 68 toward Woodruff Bridge. Go 1.8 miles, cross the bridge and park.

Rapid Descriptions

Takilma Gorge

Class - IV+ Mile - -179.9


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Directions Description

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2015-08-15 n/a Fatality Cold Water Read More
2014-05-15 n/a Near Miss/Rescue Other Read More




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FERC completes favorable review of whitewater for North Fork Rogue (OR)

Thomas O'Keefe

FERC recently released their review of the Prospect Hydroelectric Project on the North Fork Rogue in southwest Oregon. FERC recommend restoring flows to the river for 8 days every summer, public access at the powerhouse, and access to flow information. These provisions would provide a new whitewater gem for the growing whitewater population in southern Oregon.

Thomas O'Keefe


Jacob Cruser


Matt Muir


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1209649 05/22/18 Thomas O'Keefe minor typo edit
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1200534 08/17/15 Thomas O'Keefe description update
1209646 05/22/18 Thomas O'Keefe typo fixed
1209647 05/22/18 Thomas O'Keefe abstract edit
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