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Washington whitewater, Snoqualmie River - South Fork

King county, Twin Falls State Park to 436 st Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     5 miles
  This section of Snoqualmie River - South Fork in Washington is 5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. The put-in location is a short drive from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable
    for beginners. The campgrounds here at Snoqualmie River - South Fork are pretty good. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. A bit of exercise and just
being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The wonderful King County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The Twin Falls State Park to 436 st Bridge section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Mount Defiance Trail is wonderful fun; Olallie State Park is a good site to stretch your legs a bit. That right there is a lot of entertaining things already but it goes on, the Northern Cascade Range has it all. People from North Bend love to come to Snoqualmie River - South Fork, and Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is a stunning location any time of year. This river has it all. High temperatures at Snoqualmie River - South Fork through the summer months are in the 70's while nighttime lows are typically in the 50's.

Snoqualmie River - South Fork, Twin Falls State Park to 436 st Bridge 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Snoqualmie River - South Fork:
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (Tanner to North Bend)
Snoqualmie River - South Fork, King County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Twin Falls State Park to 436 st Bridge)
Snoqualmie River - North Fork, King County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Spur 10 Bridge to 428th St. Bridge)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Concrete bridge to Tanner)
Snoqualmie River, King County, 8 miles away
      Class II+ - 1 miles long (Snoqualmie Falls to Plum's Landing)
Snoqualmie River - North Fork, King County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 6.3 miles long (Big Creek to Spur 10 Bridge)
Tolt River - South Fork, King County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 5.9 miles long (Bridge to confluence with North Fork Tolt)
Green River, King County, 11 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 3.5 miles long (Headworks to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park)
Tolt River - North Fork, King County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 7 miles long (Yellow Creek to South Fork Tolt)
Tolt River, King County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 5.7 miles long (Tolt River Road close to Carnation to Snoqualmie River)
 Ski Areas Near Snoqualmie River - South Fork:
Alpental, Washington , 21 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 22 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 30 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 32 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
White Pass, Washington , 45 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 65 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 93 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 96 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 99 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 100 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
 Hotels Near Snoqualmie River - South Fork:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 8 miles away
Lindas By The Lake, Maple Valley , 21 miles away
GuestHouse Inn Enumclaw, Lincoln , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn SEATTLE-ISSAQUAH, Issaquah , 23 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle-Issaquah, Issaquah , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snoqualmie River - South Fork:
Nor'west Motel and RV Park, North Bend, 1 miles away
Tinkham - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 2 miles away
Leisure Time Resorts-america, Snoqualmie, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Snoqualmie River - South Fork:
Mount Defiance Trail, King , 12 miles away,  13.2 hiking miles, 1672 feet elevation difference
Christoff Trail, King , 15 miles away,  3.8 hiking miles, 2615 feet elevation difference
Pratt Lake Trail, King , 16 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 2378 feet elevation difference
Lester Trail, King , 17 miles away,  6.6 hiking miles, 3791 feet elevation difference
Divide Trail, King , 18 miles away, 9.7 hiking miles, 3406 feet elevation difference
Annette Lake Trail, King , 19 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 1906 feet elevation difference
Rock Creek Trail, King , 19 miles away, 4.4 hiking miles, 2923 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Snoqualmie River - South Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 38 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 58 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 6 miles away
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, Washington , 13 miles away
Federation Forest State Park, Washington , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snoqualmie River - South Fork:
Cascade Golf Course, North Bend , 2 miles away
MT SI Golf Course & Driving Range, Snoqualmie , 5 miles away
Twin Rivers Golf Course, Fall City , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Snoqualmie River - South Fork
Rattlesnake Lake, King , 3 miles away
Boyle Lake, King , 7 miles away
Lake Alice, King , 11 miles away

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