Middle Gorge “Express”
For those dates when we run out of seats at the regular time slots – 5PM Arrival
Raft the very best rapids of the Middle Gorge our Hallmark for whitewater rafters, the most popular ride on the White Salmon River and the one that Grandpa Phil Zoller pioneered in the early 80s. This is a shortened version of the Middle Gorge trip that we open up when things get so busy that we need to add a late afternoon adventure for those who did not book seats early. The beauty of this particular run like all of the White Salmon River is that it moves out fast so you don’t have long slow sections. There are lots of fun rapids suitable for all ages and then for the truly adventurous guests, there is the optional and somewhat legendary, Husum Falls. This is the perfect trip for the groups that have a “mixed bag” of adventure levels within their party. You’ll feel like you are whitewater rafting far from civilization but you’ll only be a few miles outside of Hood River, Oregon, White Salmon, Washington and just east of Portland, Oregon.
Upon arrival for your Middle Gorge Express whitewater rafting adventure your raft will be waiting for you a mere two hundred feet away. All you have to do is get dressed in the whitewater rafting clothing that we provide, have a short rafting orientation and you’re off to have fun! Our private launch site and headquarters allows you to start rafting fast and maximizes your play-time on the river. Not sure what you need to bring? Check out our What To Expect page and our FAQ page.
Words and photos cannot truly express the beauty of what you will see as you raft through an ancient lava tube lushly forested with cedar, pine, ferns, alder and oaks with a multitude of springs coming out of the rock walls. You truly feel like you’ve entered a private little paradise on the White Salmon River. Columnar Basalt and Brachia walls tower on each side of you for long stretches of this magnificent canyon. No matter which of our White Salmon whitewater rafting adventures you choose, you will experience this beauty in nature.
Season: July & August
Class: III+, V waterfall (optional)
Time: 3 hours
Min. Age/Skill level: 6+ yrs old, great for everyone!
Food: Want to add food to your trip? See our menu »
$70 per person