Klickitat River Rafting- Klickitat River Rafting, Class III-IV
- 15 miles - 6 hours, April - June
Klickitat River rafting trips offer thrilling whitewater combined with remote wilderness. In the southern Cascades from Glenwood to Leidle Bridge, the Klickitat River descends from the snowfields of Mt. Adams running south to the Columbia Gorge, passing through some of the most remote and exotic canyons in Washington State. The steep canyon walls and scrub oak along the way make the Klickitat River whitewater rafting trip a favorite for the serious rafter who also likes to be visually stimulated. Because there is virtually no access to the river, we consider this our most remote wilderness experience. You'll appreciate the crisp glacial fed waters after an exhilarating day in the arid Eastern Washington climate.
Where to Meet for the Klickitat River Rafting Trip
Your guides will meet you at the Leidl Bridge Campground on the road to the town of Glenwood. Use a Washington State road map to aid your driving. Take any route to Hwy. 142 which is the highway connecting Goldendale and Lyle. Look for the Glenwood Road turnoff which is 11.5 miles west of Goldendale and 26 miles east of Lyle. Go approximately 10 miles on the Glenwood Road. It is a steep and winding descent into the Canyon of the Klickitat. Cross the Klickitat River at Leidl Bridge and take a quick left into the campground. These are rural roads so watch for highway signs carefully. They are small and hard to see when traveling fast. We’ll have your wetsuit/booties waiting for you from our “rolling rental shop” (no presizing needed!) so just show up with a swimsuit or T-shirt/running shorts (something that can get wet) under your street clothes and we’ll take care of you from there when you get signed in.
We provide everything you could possibly want for lunch on the river whether carnivore of vegetarian. Our caterer prepares a scrumptious and varied array of food including BBQ’d meats, burgers, dogs or veggie burgers, fresh vegetables and dip, melons and fruits, breads, chips/salsa, and water or lemonade to drink. No alcohol is served. If you have special dietary needs just let us know and we'll be happy to try to accommodate you. The morning trip meets at 9am, goes rafting and finishes with the BBQ afterwards - and for the 1pm trip come hungry at 1pm for the BBQ then rafting later in the heat of the day.