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Washington whitewater, Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary

Yakima county, North Fork to Nile Road Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     7.7 miles
  The nature scenery of Washington and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Ellensburg, as you can see on the road map further down. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. The North Fork to Nile Road Bridge stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.
    The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. For all you camping people
there are campgrounds nearby. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. This section of Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary in Yakima  
County is 7.7 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
The Kaner Flat Trail offers hiking at its best, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Keenan Meadows Trail. Whohoo, so many exciting things in one place! The Northern Cascade Range is unbeatable!. High temperatures at Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary through the summertime are in the 70's, and during the night it cools down to the 40's. All through the wintertime highs are generally in the 30's; throughout the dark hours in the winter at Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary temperatures fall to the 20's.

Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary, North Fork to Nile Road Bridge road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary:
Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary, Yakima County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 7.7 miles long (North Fork to Nile Road Bridge)
Tieton River, Yakima County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Windy Point Campground to Naches)
Naches River, Yakima County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 34 miles long (Sawmill Flat to bl. Town of Naches)
Tieton River, Yakima County, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 11.5 miles long (Rimrock Reservoir to Windy Point Campground)
American River, Yakima County, 14 miles away
      Class II+ - 5 miles long (American Forks to Sawmill Flat)
Tieton River - South Fork, Yakima County, 19 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 5.7 miles long (Grey Creek Campground to Rimrock Lake)
Little Naches River, Yakima/Kittitas County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (Matthew Creek to Little Naches Campground)
American River, Yakima County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.7 miles long (Hell's Crossing to American Forks)
Bumping River, Yakima County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 10.5 miles long (Bumping Reservoir to American River)
Yakima River, Benton/Yakima County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 15.1 miles long (Confluence with Teanaway River to Thorp)
 Ski Areas Near Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary:
White Pass, Washington , 28 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 33 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 40 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 42 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 46 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 47 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 78 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 84 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 84 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 86 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary:
BEST WESTERN Snowcap Lodge, Cle Elum , 18 miles away
Timber Lodge Inn, Cle Elum , 19 miles away
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 19 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 19 miles away
Hampton Inn Ellensburg, Ellensburg , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary:
Nile Sno-Park, Thorp, 2 miles away
Nile/Old Sawmill, Thorp, 2 miles away
Stagecoach RV Park, Naches, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary:
Kaner Flat Trail, Kittitas , 11 miles away, 7.3 hiking miles, 4400 feet elevation difference
Keenan Meadows Trail, Klickitat , 11 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 826 feet elevation difference
Quartz Creek Trail, Kittitas , 12 miles away, 6.6 hiking miles, 3413 feet elevation difference
Frost Mountain Lookout Trail, Kittitas , 12 miles away, 4.6 hiking miles, 2361 feet elevation difference
Grey Rock Trail, Yakima , 14 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 803 feet elevation difference
Fishhook Flats Trail, Kittitas , 14 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 581 feet elevation difference
North Fork Taneum Trail, Kittitas , 15 miles away,  18 hiking miles, 2630 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 68 miles away
Iron Horse State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Fort Simcoe State Park, Washington , 25 miles away
Lake Easton State Park, Washington , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary:
Prospector Golf At Suncadia, Cle Elum , 19 miles away
Suncadia Prospector Golf, Cle Elum , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary
Lost Lake, Kittitas , 10 miles away
Rimrock Lake, Yakima , 12 miles away
Flat Iron Lake, Yakima , 14 miles away

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