Hells Canyon (Hells Canyon Dam To Pittsburg Landing)


Hells Canyon (Hells Canyon Dam to Pittsburg Landing) is accessible from 13 public boat access points along the Snake River. The Hells Canyon (Hells Canyon Dam to Pittsburg Landing) is also ideal for multi day paddlers as the run features numerous campsites. Campers will find 99 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 32 miles of the beautiful Snake River. Season Begins: January & Ends: December

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Streamflow Conditions

Hells Canyon (Hells Canyon Dam to Pittsburg Landing) is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 16500cfs, about -65% below the average runnable rate of 40000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Hells Canyon (Hells Canyon Dam To Pittsburg Landing) are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Snake River At Hells Canyon Dam Id-Or State Line.

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Cliff Mountain Rapid
Class II
Brush Creek Rapid
Class II
Rocky Point Rapid
Class II to II+
Wild Sheep Rapid
Class IV
Granite Rapid
Class IV
Three Creek Rapid
Class II+
Doughty Rapid
Class II
Saddle Creek Rapid
Class II to II+
Upper Bernard Creek Rapid
Class II+ to III-
Lower Bernard Creek Rapid
Class III to IV
Waterspout Rapid
Class III to IV
Rapid
Class II
Bills Creek Rapid
Class II+ to III-
Upper Sluice Creek Rapid
Class II
Sluice Creek Rapid
Class II
Rush Creek Rapid
Class III to IV
Pony Creek Rapid
Class II to II+
Eagle Nest Rapid
Class II
Willow Creek Rapid
Class II
Alum Bed Rapid
Class II
High Bar Rapid
Class II
Little Bar Rapid
Class II
Hominy Creek Rapid
Class II
Slaughter Gulch Rapid
Class II
Yankee Bar Rapid
Class II
Upper Kirby Rapid
Class II
Middle Kirby Rapid
Class II to III
Lower Kirby Rapid
Class II
Unnamed Rapid
Class II
China Rapid
Class II
Durham Rapid
Class II
Upper Pittsburg Rapid
Class II
Middle Pittsburg Rapid
Class II
Hells Canyon (Hells Canyon Dam to Pittsburg Landing)
Class II- to IV-
R - Rapid
Class I
R - Saddle Creek Rapid
Class I to IV+
R - Lower Bernard Creek Rapid
Class I to IV+
R - Waterspout Rapid
Class I to IV+
R - Rapid
Class I to IV-
R - Bills Creek Rapid
Class I to IV-
R - Upper Sluice Creek Rapid
Class I to IV-
R - Sluice Creek Rapid
Class I to IV
R - Rush Creek Rapid
Class I to IV+
R - Pony Creek Rapid
Class I to IV-
R - Eagle Nest Rapid
Class I to IV-
R - Willow Creek Rapid
Class I to IV-
R - Alum Bed Rapid
Class I to IV-
R - High Bar Rapid
Class I to IV+
R - Little Bar Rapid
Class I to IV-
R - Hominy Creek Rapid
Class I to IV
R - Slaughter Gulch Rapid
Class I to IV-
R - Yankee Bar Rapid
Class I to IV
R - Upper Kirby Rapid
Class I to V-
R - Middle Kirby Rapid
Class I to V
R - Lower Kirby Rapid
Class I to IV+
R - Unnamed Rapid
Class I to IV
R - China Rapid
Class I to IV
R - Durham Rapid
Class I to IV-
R - Upper Pittsburg Rapid
Class I to IV-
R - Middle Pittsburg Rapid
Class I to IV
C - Lower Quartz Creek Rapid
Class I to IV
Historical Place - Temperance Creek Ranch
Class I to V-
Historical Place - Kirkwood Ranch
Class I to IV-

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Weiser River Nr Cambridge Id
USGS 13258500
205 cfs 3.2 ft
Nf Payette River At Mccall Id
USGS 13239000
39 cfs 2.0 ft
Imnaha River At Imnaha
USGS 13292000
150 cfs ft
Snake River Bl Mcduff Rapids At China Gardens
USGS 13317660
18,700 cfs 6.7 ft
Little Salmon River At Riggins Id
USGS 13316500
152 cfs 2.4 ft
Snake River At Hells Canyon Dam Id-Or State Line
USGS 13290450
14,000 cfs 65.4 ft
Salmon River At White Bird Id
USGS 13317000
3,820 cfs 12.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Schneider Meadows
SNOTEL 736
61" 0"
Bear Basin
SNOTEL 319
34" 0"
Long Valley
SNOTEL 1016
19" 0"
joseph
SNOTEL JOSO3
0.03" -0.24"
halfway
SNOTEL HWYO3
13.26" -0.09"
Bear Saddle
SNOTEL 324
43" -1"
Van Wyck
SNOTEL 979
16" 1"
Squaw Flat
SNOTEL 782
38" -1"
Mt. Howard
SNOTEL 653
19" 0"
West Branch
SNOTEL 855
41" -2"
Brundage Reservoir
SNOTEL 370
54" -1"