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Washington whitewater, Silver Creek

Snohomish county, Quartz Creek to North Fork Skykomish section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     1.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Washington and the water flowing gracefully down Silver Creek attract people from near and far. If you're coming from Mount Vernon-Anacortes it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section of Silver Creek is 1.5 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some
    time outdoors will have you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The
beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. This is a pretty short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit  
harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Big Gulch is a nice place to visit close by, and a spree to Wallace Falls State Park invigorates the soul. Yep, outdoors entertaining stuff truly is abundant here in the Northern Cascade Range. The snow is magnificent at Stevens Pass, and Silver Creek is not far at all from Baring. This is such a wonderful river. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Silver Creek.

Silver Creek, Quartz Creek to North 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 Silver Creek.
 Whitewater Near Silver Creek:
Silver Creek, Snohomish County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Quartz Creek to North Fork Skykomish)
Trout Creek, Snohomish County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (to National Forest Sky)
Skykomish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 12.5 miles long (Bear Creek to South Fork confluence)
Skykomish River - South Fork, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.1 miles long (Baring to Sunset Falls)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 4.5 miles long (Sunset Falls to Railroad Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wave Trek, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 6.5 miles long (Deer Creek to Mallardy Creek)
Money Creek, King County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Upstream of Money Creek Road Bridge)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.3 miles long (Bedal Campground to Whitechuck River)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 2.5 miles long (Railroad Bridge to Big Eddy)
 Ski Areas Near Silver Creek:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 15 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 , 23 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 45 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 47 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
White Pass, Washington , 59 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 78 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 97 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Silver Creek:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 31 miles away
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 34 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 35 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 36 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Silver Creek:
Troublesome - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 4 miles away
Hops Hill Campground, Snohomish County, 5 miles away
Silvertip Campground, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Silver Creek:
Lost Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 17 miles away,  20.6 hiking miles, 4949 feet elevation difference
Camp Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 19 miles away,  9 hiking miles, 4047 feet elevation difference
Middle Fork Trail, King , 19 miles away,  12.2 hiking miles, 903 feet elevation difference
Meadow Mountain Trail, Snohomish , 19 miles away, 13.4 hiking miles, 4096 feet elevation difference
Fire Creek Way, Snohomish , 19 miles away,  9.2 hiking miles, 1437 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Silver Creek:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 58 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 58 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 14 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 24 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 29 miles away
 Lakes Near Silver Creek
Boulder Lake, Snohomish , 8 miles away
Lake Pugsley, King , 15 miles away
Honey Lake, King , 16 miles away

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