The Sandy River rises off of western Mount Hood and offers a tremendous amount of boating opportunities from steep mountain streams to the lazy lower river. The high elevation of Mount Hood provides snowpack run-off for most of the year.
Known as one of the best-kept secrets outside of Portland’s doorstep, the Sandy River Gorge offers one of the most beautiful and exciting runs in the state of Oregon. Rafters can soak in the rain-forest vegetation, tumbling waterfalls and the vast open valleys and deep volcanic ash gorges that stretch up along side this river valley.
Adrenaline seekers will enjoy the heart-pounding IV+ rapids, those who live in Portland won’t mind the Sandy’s proximity to the city. Day rafters can experience an exhilarating afternoon trip AND hot shower and with sleep in their own bed at night.