2020 Trask River
Trask River - South Fork Trask Bridge
Class: III to III+ (Depending on Flows)
Length: 7 Miles
Flow: If the Wilson River Gauge is below 5 feet, then the river flows will be too low for boating the Trask River. This river is flow level dependent and requires several days of moderate rain and showers to make this river section runnable.
The Trask River flows through the heavily forested coastal mountain's of mixed evergreens and hardwood trees. There is also some residential homes along the river before eventually ending it's journey at Tillamook Bay.
There are several tight twisting drops in the first two miles of the run on the South Fork Trask before it's confluence with the North Fork Trask at Trask Park. From the North Fork confluence downstream the river volume doubles. Several more class II+ to III rapids will be encountered before the take-out.
Launch site is at the South Fork Trask River bridge roughly 2 miles above Trask County Park and just below the Trask Fish Hatchery. Take out site is at The Peninsula boat ramp.
If your driving west on Hwy 6 (Wilson River Road) from the Portland area, turn south on Olsen Rd a couple miles before entering Tillamook. Olsen Rd then becomes Trask River Road at the next intersection. Continue on Trask River Road for roughly 12 to 13 miles to the launch site. After the first couple of miles on Trask River Rd the river will parallel the road the rest of the way up to the put-in.
Trask Park and Campground operated by Tillamook County is located at the confluence of both the South Fork and North Fork Trask Rivers. A segment of the campground is usually open year round.
12 boats max
Meet at put in (So. Fk. Trask Bridge) for shuttling at 10:00 am.
If interested, please contact the trip leader for updated details or too sign up.
Call Tom Riggs 503-705-5783