Willamette, N. Fork of Middle Fork, Oregon, US
|Usual Difficulty||III (for normal flows)|
Class III run.
Logistics: The run is about an hour from Eugene. From Highway 58 turn north onto Westfir Road
(this is about 30 miles from I-5 exit 188) following signs for Westfir and North Fork Road. In
0.5 miles from Highway 58 you will cross the Middle Fork Willamette and then take a hard left. In
1.7 miles from crossing the river you will be in Westfir where you will see the covered bridge
that crosses the North Fork of the Middle Fork. Continue on up the river on North Fork Road
(Forest Road 19) along river left and start looking for the mileage markers.
The take-out for the lower run is at North Fork Road mile 2.9 where FR 1910 bridge crosses the river. The put-in is at North Fork Road mile 8.4 where you cross the river. If you want to run the gorge at the start you can continue upstream, cross the river again, and use the short access road at mile 9.3 (just upstream of the bridge) that provides convenient access to the water.