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Washington whitewater, Martin Creek

King county, along FR 6710 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     3 miles
  The nature scenery of King County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Ellensburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The along FR 6710 stretch of Martin Creek in Washington is 3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V+ section. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The rivers
    for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The along FR 6710 stretch is
one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The wild scenery of the Northern Cascade Range is great. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. This is a short paddling stretch so better bring some good walking  
shoes. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Martin Creek without first paying a visit to Deception Falls. Wenatchee National Forest is a delightful spot; there's good hiking along the Lake Michael Trail. This river is so wonderful. Here at Martin Creek there are plenty of folks from Skykomish, and the skiing at Stevens Pass is great. Good hiking is available along the Escondido Trail, and don't leave Martin Creek without first checking out Captain Point.

Martin Creek, along FR 6710 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 Martin Creek.
 Whitewater Near Martin Creek:
Martin Creek, King County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (along FR 6710)
Tye River, King County, 2 miles away
      Class IV+ - 7.2 miles long (Alpine Falls to Beckler River)
Tye River, King County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 3.25 miles long (Surprise Creek to Alpine Falls)
Deception Creek, King County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Fisher Creek to Tye River)
Rapid River, Snohomish County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 3.6 miles long (Road end to Beckler River)
Beckler River, King/Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.3 miles long (Rapid River to South Fork Skykomish)
Foss River, King County, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4.9 miles long (FR 68 Bridge to Highway 2 bridge)
Skykomish River - South Fork, Snohomish/King County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (Beckler River to bridge above Baring)
Skykomish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 10 miles long (Jackson Wilderness to Bear Creek)
Little Wenatchee River, Chelan County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.5 miles long (Fall Creek to Lake Creek Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Martin Creek:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 7 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 21 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 21 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 42 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 53 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 59 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 61 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 80 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 94 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Martin Creek:
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 28 miles away
BEST WESTERN Snowcap Lodge, Cle Elum , 30 miles away
Timber Lodge Inn, Cle Elum , 31 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 32 miles away
Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Martin Creek:
Deception Creek Campground, King County, 1 miles away
Tye Canyon Campground, King County, 1 miles away
Deception Falls Campground, King County, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Martin Creek:
Escondido Trail, Kittitas , 12 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 2634 feet elevation difference
Lake Michael Trail, Kittitas , 13 miles away,  20 hiking miles, 2568 feet elevation difference
Davis Peak Lookout Trail, Kittitas , 16 miles away,  7.4 hiking miles, 4439 feet elevation difference
Cooper Pass Trail, Kittitas , 16 miles away, 4.9 hiking miles, 515 feet elevation difference
Red Mountain Trail, Kittitas , 16 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 3318 feet elevation difference
Lost Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 18 miles away,  20.6 hiking miles, 4949 feet elevation difference
Kachess Ridge Trail, Kittitas , 18 miles away, 13.8 hiking miles, 4071 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Martin Creek:
Wenatchee National Forest, Washington , 13 miles away
Lake Easton State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Iron Horse State Park, Washington , 24 miles away
 Lakes Near Martin Creek
Bonnie Lake, King , 9 miles away
Boulder Lake, Snohomish , 12 miles away
Tucquala Lake, Kittitas , 14 miles away

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