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Washington whitewater, Pratt River

King county, Kaleetan Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     6 miles
  If you're coming from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of King County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions
    for lots of people. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Kaleetan Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie section is one of them. The Kaleetan Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie section of Pratt River in King
County is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class IV section by American Whitewater. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The river winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get great scenery. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that a lot of  
the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
The Pratt Lake Trail offers hiking at its best, and Alpental is a very popular ski area in the vicinity. So many entertaining things to do here in the Northern Cascade Range, too wonderful to be true. Going to Olallie State Park close to Pratt River is a perfect thing to do, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Pratt River; Mount Defiance Trail is a wonderful local trail.

Pratt River, Kaleetan Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Pratt River.
 Whitewater Near Pratt River:
Pratt River, King County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Kaleetan Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Taylor River to Concrete bridge)
Taylor River, King County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Marten Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Concrete bridge to Tanner)
Dingford Creek, King County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Goat Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
Snoqualmie River - South Fork, King County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (I-90 Exit 52 to Denny Creek Campground)
Snoqualmie River - South Fork, King County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Twin Falls State Park to 436 st Bridge)
Snoqualmie River - North Fork, King County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 6.3 miles long (Big Creek to Spur 10 Bridge)
Snoqualmie River - North Fork, King County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Spur 10 Bridge to 428th St. Bridge)
Money Creek, King County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Upstream of Money Creek Road Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Pratt River:
Alpental, Washington , 9 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 11 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 21 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 27 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 42 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 64 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 81 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 97 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Pratt River:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 19 miles away
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 32 miles away
GuestHouse Inn Enumclaw, Lincoln , 33 miles away
Lindas By The Lake, Maple Valley , 33 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pratt River:
Middle Fork, Snoqualmie Pass, 3 miles away
Tinkham, Snoqualmie Pass, 4 miles away
Denny Creek, Snoqualmie Pass, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Pratt River:
Mount Defiance Trail, King , 2 miles away,  13.2 hiking miles, 1672 feet elevation difference
Pratt Lake Trail, King , 5 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 2378 feet elevation difference
Annette Lake Trail, King , 8 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 1906 feet elevation difference
Middle Fork Trail, King , 10 miles away,  12.2 hiking miles, 903 feet elevation difference
Lester Trail, King , 14 miles away,  6.6 hiking miles, 3791 feet elevation difference
Rock Creek Trail, King , 15 miles away, 4.4 hiking miles, 2923 feet elevation difference
Kelly Butte Trail, King , 15 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 4421 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Pratt River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 46 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 64 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 7 miles away
Federation Forest State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pratt River:
Cascade Golf Course, North Bend , 14 miles away
MT SI Golf Course & Driving Range, Snoqualmie , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Pratt River
Honey Lake, King , 5 miles away
Olallie Lake, King , 5 miles away
Lunker Lake, King , 9 miles away

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