Klamath River

The Klamath River (Karuk: Ishkêesh, Klamath: Koke, Yurok: Hehlkeek 'We-Roy) flows 263 miles (423 km) through Oregon and northern California in the United States, emptying into the Pacific Ocean. By average discharge, the Klamath is the second largest river in California after the Sacramento River. It drains an extensive watershed of almost 16,000 square miles (41,000 km2) that stretches from the arid country of south-central Oregon to the temperate rainforest of the Pacific coast. Unlike most rivers, the Klamath begins in the high desert and flows toward the mountains – carving its way through the rugged Cascade Range and Klamath Mountains before reaching the sea. The largely agricultural upper basin once contained vast freshwater marshes that provided habitat for abundant wildlife,…
in OR, CA
0Star This
GUIDE
The Flint Ridge Section of the Coastal Trail (formerly the Flint Ridge Trail) cu…
PrintiPhone App