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Washington whitewater, Miller River

King county, East Fork to NE Old Cascade Highway section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     4.8 miles
 
To shallow - to rocky - no water!! Says Dave Devone

If you're coming from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of King County and the water flowing gracefully down Miller River will make you feel great. The campgrounds here at Miller River are pretty good. On this section you do get some distance,
    it's good length for a morning trip. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. 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 rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This section of Miller River in King County is 4.8 miles long and has been rated as a class IV section by American Whitewater. The river winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get great scenery. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the East Fork to NE Old Cascade Highway stretch is just one of them.  
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. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
What would winter be without some skiing at Stevens Pass; if you're visiting from Skykomish, you won't be the only one. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Northern Cascade Range. While you're here at Miller River you can take a hike along the Pratt Lake Trail, and you can have a good hiking adventure along the Middle Fork Trail.

Miller River, East Fork to NE Old Cascade Highway 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 Miller River.
 Whitewater Near Miller River:
Miller River, King County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 4.8 miles long (East Fork to NE Old Cascade Highway)
Miller River - West Fo, King County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.5 miles long (Upstream of Miller Road Bridge)
Miller River - East Fork, King County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (along FR 6412)
Skykomish River - South Fork, Snohomish/King County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (Beckler River to bridge above Baring)
Money Creek, King County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Upstream of Money Creek Road Bridge)
Foss River, King County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4.9 miles long (FR 68 Bridge to Highway 2 bridge)
Dingford Creek, King County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Goat Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
Beckler River, King/Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.3 miles long (Rapid River to South Fork Skykomish)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Hardscrabble Creek to Burnboot Creek)
Skykomish River - South Fork, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.1 miles long (Baring to Sunset Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Miller River:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 6 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 12 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 13 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 36 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 49 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 58 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 71 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 93 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Miller River:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 32 miles away
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 35 miles away
BEST WESTERN Snowcap Lodge, Cle Elum , 38 miles away
Timber Lodge Inn, Cle Elum , 39 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Miller River:
Miller River - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 1 miles away
West Fork Campground, King County, 1 miles away
Money Creek - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Miller River:
Middle Fork Trail, King , 9 miles away,  12.2 hiking miles, 903 feet elevation difference
Pratt Lake Trail, King , 15 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 2378 feet elevation difference
Annette Lake Trail, King , 16 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 1906 feet elevation difference
Mount Defiance Trail, King , 16 miles away,  13.2 hiking miles, 1672 feet elevation difference
Escondido Trail, Kittitas , 17 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 2634 feet elevation difference
Cooper Pass Trail, Kittitas , 17 miles away, 4.9 hiking miles, 515 feet elevation difference
Pacific Crest Trail - section 25, overlapping , 19 miles away, 119.9 hiking miles, 3706 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Miller River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 60 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 67 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Lake Easton State Park, Washington , 24 miles away
 Lakes Near Miller River
Lake Pugsley, King , 5 miles away
Boulder Lake, Snohomish , 7 miles away
Lunker Lake, King , 8 miles away

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