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SALMON RIVER CANYON (SPLIT FALLS TO ROAD ACCESS)

Salmon River - oregon
Updated June 20, 2019, 3:15 p.m.

Streamflow 596 cfs
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Gradient 143 FPM
Length 5 Miles
Class V to V+
Current Weather 64° Sunny
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Run Overview

This class V to V+ journey is accessible from 2 different boat launch points along the Salmon River. Paddlers should prepare for the 6 class V to V+ whitewater rapids along this run.

Oregon is known for it's stout, creeky feeling rivers and this wild and scenic portion of the upper salmon river is no exception.  The upper section is very remote and requires effort to even get to the putin (see access tab for putin directions).  The Salmon River Canyon is committing and not a lot of descents have occurred here.  Strong class V skills as well as ropework and self rescue skills are a must here.  If you do need to do any portaging on any of the falls you will most likely be doing so with ropes as the canyon is very steep. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 64. west wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Season Begins: April & Ends: June

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Split Falls Class V 2354.72 Feet
Little Niagara Falls Class V 2180.64 Feet
Vanishing Falls Class V to V+ 2115.0 Feet
Frustration Falls Class V to V+ 2029.0 Feet
In Between Falls Class V- to V 2095.48 Feet
Final Falls Class V to V+ 1981.81 Feet


Weather Overview: 64° Today, Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A 40 percent chance of snow after noon. Some thunder is also possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. West northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected. to sunny, with a high near 64. west wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 28 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 51° - 64°

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