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Washington whitewater, Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork

King county, Concrete bridge to Tanner section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. If you're coming from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This section is long
    enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system,
the Concrete bridge to Tanner section is just one of many. This stretch of Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork in King County is 7 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The river winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get great scenery. The scenic beauty of King County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with  
plenty of places for that. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
The fine people of North Bend like to hang out close by; tremendous hiking is available along the Pratt Lake Trail. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Northern Cascade Range. Olallie State Park is worth taking a look at if you're at Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork; don't leave Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork without first going for a hike along the Mount Defiance Trail. A river like this is too good to miss. During the months of summer at Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork highs are typically in the 70's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, Concrete bridge to Tanner 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 Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork:
Snoqualmie River - South Fork, King County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Twin Falls State Park to 436 st Bridge)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Concrete bridge to Tanner)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (Tanner to North Bend)
Snoqualmie River - North Fork, King County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Spur 10 Bridge to 428th St. Bridge)
Snoqualmie River - North Fork, King County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 6.3 miles long (Big Creek to Spur 10 Bridge)
Tolt River - South Fork, King County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 5.9 miles long (Bridge to confluence with North Fork Tolt)
Snoqualmie River, King County, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 1 miles long (Snoqualmie Falls to Plum's Landing)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Taylor River to Concrete bridge)
Pratt River, King County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Kaleetan Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
Tolt River - North Fork, King County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 7 miles long (Yellow Creek to South Fork Tolt)
 Ski Areas Near Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork:
Alpental, Washington , 18 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 19 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 29 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 30 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 45 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 , 90 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 97 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 11 miles away
Lindas By The Lake, Maple Valley , 24 miles away
GuestHouse Inn Enumclaw, Lincoln , 25 miles away
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 25 miles away
Holiday Inn SEATTLE-ISSAQUAH, Issaquah , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork:
Nor'west Motel and RV Park, North Bend, 3 miles away
Tinkham - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 5 miles away
Tinkham, Snoqualmie Pass, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork:
Mount Defiance Trail, King , 9 miles away,  13.2 hiking miles, 1672 feet elevation difference
Pratt Lake Trail, King , 13 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 2378 feet elevation difference
Christoff Trail, King , 15 miles away,  3.8 hiking miles, 2615 feet elevation difference
Annette Lake Trail, King , 16 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 1906 feet elevation difference
Lester Trail, King , 16 miles away,  6.6 hiking miles, 3791 feet elevation difference
Divide Trail, King , 17 miles away, 9.7 hiking miles, 3406 feet elevation difference
Rock Creek Trail, King , 18 miles away, 4.4 hiking miles, 2923 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 40 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 59 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 3 miles away
Federation Forest State Park, Washington , 15 miles away
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, Washington , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork:
Cascade Golf Course, North Bend , 5 miles away
MT SI Golf Course & Driving Range, Snoqualmie , 8 miles away
Twin Rivers Golf Course, Fall City , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork
Rattlesnake Lake, King , 6 miles away
Boyle Lake, King , 7 miles away
South Fork Tolt Reservoir, King , 10 miles away

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