Rogue, North Fork, Oregon, US
2. Woodruff Bridge to River Bridge (Takilma Gorge)
||IV+ (for normal flows)
Takelma GorgePhoto by pmacy taken 09/11/18
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.
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Last Updated: 2018-09-11 15:26:31