Class IV Sandy River, OR

McNeil Campground to Lolo Pass Bridge (Zigzag) (McNeil Campground to Lolo Pass Road Bridge (Zigzag))

The Sandy River originates in the high glaciers of Mt. Hood, the most prominent peak in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.


Riverside trails offer spectacular scenery, easily observed geologic features, unique plant communities and a variety of recreational opportunities.


Just outside Portland, the lower reaches of the Sandy River flows through a deep, winding, forested gorge known for its anadromous fish runs, botanical diversity, recreational boating and beautiful parks (BLM).

Sandy River - BLM River

Section Details

Trip Length 5.5 Miles
Permit No
Manager Bureau of Land Management
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
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