Rogue, North Fork - 2. Woodruff Bridge to River Bridge (Takilma Gorge)

Rogue, North Fork, Oregon, US


2. Woodruff Bridge to River Bridge (Takilma Gorge)

Usual Difficulty IV+ (for normal flows)
Length 3.8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 38 fpm

Takelma Gorge

Takelma Gorge
Photo by pmacy taken 09/11/18

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
No. Rogue Above North Fork Res
dream-312 300 - 1500 cfs IV+ 30h45m 3400 cfs (too high)

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.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-09-11 15:26:31

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
-179.9Takilma GorgeIV+Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Takilma Gorge (Class IV+, Mile -179.9)

Takilma Gorge

Takilma Gorge
Photo of Wood in #2 by Matt Jordan taken 09/30/07

User Comments

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October 5 2007 (4126 days ago)
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We scouted the gorge last weekend and there was wood in #2. I think you could get by it, but we
decided not to risk it.

Associated Projects

  • North Fork Rogue (OR)
    We worked to restore flows, provide public access, and made flow information available to provide boating opportunities on this river.