Zach Collier: The South Fork Roaring River flows through a deep, inacessible canyon in the Roaring River Wilderness. There are historic trails in the area that have mostly been overgrown and are hard to follow. To spend time on this river I hiked down the trail that begins at the end of Road 4611 on the north side of Roaring River. From there I hiked upstream passig Parrywinkle Falls to the confluence with Roaring River and South Fork Roaring River. From the confluence I bushwhacked upstream to see as much of the river as possible. There's a rumor of a waterfall on the South Fork Roaring River but I was unable to find it. If you go be sure to bring a GPS and be ready to walk through waist deep water as you make your way up Roaring River to the confluence.
OWSR No. 48: South Fork Roaring River
- Tributary of the Wild and Scenic Roaring River in the Clackamas River drainage
- Flows through the Roaring River Wilderness
- Declared Wild and Scenic March 30th, 2009 from its headwaters
to its confluence with the Roaring River
Moss Covered Tree Spanning the South Fork Roaring River | Photo: Zachary Collier
Celebrated by Zach Collier on October 15, 2019 by hiking from the confluence with the Roaring River upstream.