OWSR No. 48: South Fork Roaring River

Moss Covered Tree Spanning the South Fork Roaring River

Moss Covered Tree Spanning the South Fork Roaring River | Photo: Zachary Collier

Quick Facts

  • Managing Agency: Mt. Hood National Forest (USDA Forest Service)
  • Designated Stretch: Headwaters to confluence with Roaring River
  • Length: 4.6 miles (4.6 miles Wild)
  • Outstanding Remarkable Value: Wildlife

More Information

Celebrated by Zach Collier on October 15, 2019 by hiking from the confluence with the Roaring River upstream.

Stories

Confluence with Roaring River and South Fork Roaring RiverZach 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.

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