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Washington whitewater, Beckler River

King Snohomish county, Rapid River to South Fork Skykomish section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     7.3 miles
  This section of Beckler River in King/Snohomish County is 7.3 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Ellensburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. You might have to settle for a hotel
    a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large
number of paddling places. The natural beauty of Washington and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington  
are often more challenging than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
The snow is good at Stevens Pass, and going for a hike along the Middle Fork Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. But wait, there's more amusing stuff to do in the Northern Cascade Range. People from Skykomish love to come to Beckler River. Beckler River is a rather wet place ordinarily with a great deal of precipitation. December is the month that gets the most rain; July meanwhile is the driest month.

Beckler River, Rapid River to South Fork Skykomish road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Beckler River.
 Whitewater Near Beckler River:
Beckler River, King/Snohomish County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.3 miles long (Rapid River to South Fork Skykomish)
Skykomish River - South Fork, Snohomish/King County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (Beckler River to bridge above Baring)
Foss River, King County, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4.9 miles long (FR 68 Bridge to Highway 2 bridge)
Rapid River, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 3.6 miles long (Road end to Beckler River)
Miller River, King County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 4.8 miles long (East Fork to NE Old Cascade Highway)
Tye River, King County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 7.2 miles long (Alpine Falls to Beckler River)
Miller River - East Fork, King County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (along FR 6412)
Skykomish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 12.5 miles long (Bear Creek to South Fork confluence)
Miller River - West Fo, King County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.5 miles long (Upstream of Miller Road Bridge)
Skykomish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 10 miles long (Jackson Wilderness to Bear Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Beckler River:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 3 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 16 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 18 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 40 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 52 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 56 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 67 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 88 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Beckler River:
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 34 miles away
BEST WESTERN Snowcap Lodge, Cle Elum , 36 miles away
Timber Lodge Inn, Cle Elum , 37 miles away
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 37 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Beckler River:
Beckler River, Skykomish, 2 miles away
Foss River Campground, King County, 5 miles away
Beckler River - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Beckler River:
Middle Fork Trail, King , 14 miles away,  12.2 hiking miles, 903 feet elevation difference
Escondido Trail, Kittitas , 16 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 2634 feet elevation difference
Lost Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 17 miles away,  20.6 hiking miles, 4949 feet elevation difference
Cooper Pass Trail, Kittitas , 18 miles away, 4.9 hiking miles, 515 feet elevation difference
Camp Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 18 miles away,  9 hiking miles, 4047 feet elevation difference
Fire Creek Way, Snohomish , 19 miles away,  9.2 hiking miles, 1437 feet elevation difference
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 19 miles away,  18.8 hiking miles, 3975 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Beckler River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 66 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 69 miles away
Wenatchee National Forest, Washington , 22 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 24 miles away
Lake Easton State Park, Washington , 24 miles away
 Lakes Near Beckler River
Boulder Lake, Snohomish , 4 miles away
Bonnie Lake, King , 9 miles away
Lake Pugsley, King , 10 miles away

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