I think it is a very worthy stop if you are in the area. It is very similar to the majority of streams coming off Mt Hood, such as the upper Sandy, East fork Hood, White river. It is just smaller and steeper. It would be a great run to do before the Sandy Gorge, definitely more focus required, but no individual rapids are harder than Revenue Bridge, but you might feel right at home pin-balling your way down the upper part of that rapid if you have just come of the Zigzag.
My verdict-worth doing.
Sandy at Brightwood should be between 1000 and 2500 cfs. It would be super fun at high water but logs would start to get very scary in a hurry. I don't know if I would be willing to run this creek when it was at bank full but it would be very very fun.
- It runs from snowmelt mostly.a picture of the zigzag river at flows too low to boat