John McLoughlin
discovery paddle

An 8-mile downriver paddle

Experience

Flatwater
Kayaks
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Person

Ages 12+
50 lbs to 300 lbs

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Price

$90 / self directed
$120 / guided
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Logistics

8 miles
4 hours

WATCH THE WILDLIFE
The Willamette river is home to herons, osprey, sturgeons, sea lions, and so much more! Explore this corridor of nature within the heart of the city.
AN OUTDOOR GYM
This 8 mile paddle is a great upper body workout!
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
The Willamette is home to many small islands - each with their own ecosystems. Stretch your legs and explore the unique plants and animals that live there.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Kayak the 1840’s route of discovery by John McLoughlin, the founder of Oregon City, and often referred to as the “Father of Oregon”.  Explore the Willamette River transportation route used by early pioneers from Willamette Falls to Milwaukie.  This 8-mile adventure takes you from the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette rivers in Oregon City downstream past Goat Island, where you can find a heron rookery on the north side.  Continuing down river you will pass the large green spaces of Mary S. Young and Cedar Island Park, continuing towards Hogg Island, a perfect spot for lunch or a snack.  Passing more greenspaces, Foothills and RiverVilla Park, past the manicured riverfront estates of Dunthrope, and ending just past Elk Rock Island.  From here you are in walking distance to the Trimet Lightrail system and steps from downtown Milwaukie.

OUR POLICIES

Custom Trips

Please call eNRG Kayaking at (503) 772 -1122 for large groups or other special requests and exceptions.

Restrictions

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No alcohol allowed.

Weather

Trips run rain or shine, except during extreme conditions such as lightning, high winds, and excessive smoke.

Enrollment

2+ person parties required.

If we cancel

eNRG receives the right to cancel based on weather and low enrollment. Trips will be rescheduled or be given full credit.

If you cancel

21 days notice: 75% refund, credit, or free rescheduling.
14 days notice, 50% refund, credit, $15/person rescheduling. Otherwise, non-refundable.

PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP

Sign Waivers

After each booking, sign online waivers and share them with your fellow party members. Inform them of your selected start time.

What to Bring

Water, sunscreen, food, clothing that can get wet, and additional layers / change of clothing based on weather.

Where We Are Located

1701 Clackamette Dr. Oregon City OR 97045.

Arrival Time

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time. Parking may be limited so factor that into your arrival time. This event has staggered start times.

What we provide

Kayak, lifejacket, and a paddle.

Enjoy your trip!

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John McLoughlin
Discovery Paddle

Experience
Flatwater
Kayaks
Logistics
8 miles
4 hours
Person
Ages 12 and up
50 lbs to 300 lbs
Price
$90 / Self-directed
$120 / Guided
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WATCH THE WILDLIFE
The Willamette river is home to herons, osprey, sturgeons, sea lions, and so much more! Explore this corridor of nature within the heart of the city.
AN OUTDOOR GYM
This 8 mile paddle is a great upper body workout!
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
The Willamette is home to many small islands - each with their own ecosystems. Stretch your legs and explore the unique plants and animals that live there.
Self-Directed
$90/person
Guided
$120/person
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Kayak the 1840’s route of discovery by John McLoughlin, the founder of Oregon City, and often referred to as the “Father of Oregon”. Explore the Willamette River transportation route used by early pioneers from Willamette Falls to Milwaukie. This 8-mile adventure takes you from the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette rivers in Oregon City downstream past Goat Island, where you can find a heron rookery on the north side. Continuing down river you will pass the large green spaces of Mary S. Young and Cedar Island Park, continuing towards Hogg Island, a perfect spot for lunch or a snack. Passing more greenspaces, Foothills and RiverVilla Park, past the manicured riverfront estates of Dunthrope, and ending just past Elk Rock Island. From here you are in walking distance to the Trimet Lightrail system and steps from downtown Milwaukie.
POLICIES
CUSTOMIZATIONS: Please call eNRG Kayaking at (503) 772 -1122 for large groups or other special requests and exceptions.

RESTRICTIONS: Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No alcohol allowed..

WEATHER: Trips run rain or shine, except during extreme conditions including lightening, high winds, and excessive smoke.

ENROLLMENT: 2+ person parties rquired.
CANCELLATIONS
IF WE CANCEL: eNRG receives the right to cancel based on weather and low enrollment. Trips will be rescheduled or be given full credit.

IF YOU CANCEL: 21 days notice: 75% refund, credit, or free rescheduling. 14 days notice, 50% refund, credit, $15/person rescheduling. Otherwise, non-refundable.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP
AFTER BOOKING: Sign online waivers and share them with your fellow party members (Online prior to arrival is preferred). Waivers must be filled out by each party member on every visit.

WHAT TO BRING: Water, sunscreen, clothing that can get wet, and additional layers / change of clothing based on weather.

WHERE: 1701 Clackamette Dr. Oregon City OR 97045.

ARRIVAL TIME: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time. Parking may be limited so factor that into your arrival time. This event has staggered start times.

WHAT WE PROVIDE: Kayaks, lifejacket, and a paddle.

ENJOY YOUR TRIP!
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