Last updated on November 13th, 2021 at 09:39 am
Extreme Oregon Kayaking
Oregon is home to some of the prettiest waterfalls in the United States, and thousands of people head out to take in their incredible beauty each year. A few thrill seekers want to experience the raw power in a way that only an extreme kayaker can. While I would have to take a course in kayaking for beginners, I can watch as these guys go over some of Oregon’s best-known and powerful waterfalls. All from the comfort of my couch.
1. Kayaking at Toketee Falls
Toketee Falls is a waterfall in Douglas County, Oregon. It sits on the North Umpqua River at its confluence with the Clearwater River
2. Koosah Falls On The McKenzie River
Koosah Falls, also known as Middle Falls, is the second of the three major waterfalls of the McKenzie River.
3. Going Over Abiqua Falls
Abiqua Falls Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Scotts Mills, Oregon.
4. Oregon Kayaking Over Sahalie Falls
Sahalie Falls is a beautiful waterfall on the McKenzie Highway, heading into Central Oregon.
5. Punchbowl Falls
Visit the stunning Columbia River Gorge to see Punchbowl Falls.
6. Oregon Kayaking at Metlako Falls
Metlako falls is just downstream from Punchbowl Falls.
Running (or going over) waterfalls is dangerous and is only for those who are experienced and know the risks. This is an extreme sport and isn’t for everybody, though it is fun to watch from the sidelines.
If the thought of plunging over a waterfall makes you nervous, Oregon is home to an incredible amount of gorgeous falls, no kayaking required. If hiking is more your speed, check out Silver Falls State Park for a trail containing no less than TEN WATERFALLS, one of which you can even walk behind.
Have you ever kayaked over a waterfall in Oregon? Have you seen people running waterfalls? Let us know in a comment.