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Washington whitewater, Taylor River

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

 

CLASS IV     3 miles
  The Marten Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie stretch of Taylor River in Washington is 3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV section. The beautiful scenery of Washington and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The beautiful Northern Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus. 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. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. 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. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This is a short paddling stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Washington you might  
find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Alpental is a very popular ski area nearby, and Taylor River is right by the Mount Defiance Trail. But wait, there's more exciting stuff to do in the Northern Cascade Range. The wonderful people of Baring like to hang out nearby; hiking along the Pratt Lake Trail is perfect fun. Coming to this river is always a good idea. A visit to Olallie State Park when you're here at Taylor River is never a bad idea. The high level of rainfall makes Taylor River a rather wet site.

Taylor River, Marten Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie 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 Taylor River.
 Whitewater Near Taylor River:
Taylor River, King County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Marten Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Taylor River to Concrete bridge)
Pratt River, King County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Kaleetan Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
Dingford Creek, King County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Goat Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
Money Creek, King County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Upstream of Money Creek Road Bridge)
Miller River - West Fo, King County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.5 miles long (Upstream of Miller Road Bridge)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Concrete bridge to Tanner)
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 - Middle Fork, King County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 10.3 miles long (Burnboot Creek to Taylor River)
Skykomish River - South Fork, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.1 miles long (Baring to Sunset Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Taylor 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 , 17 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 , 44 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 61 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 78 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Taylor River:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 22 miles away
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 33 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 34 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 34 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Taylor River:
Middle Fork, Snoqualmie Pass, 1 miles away
Tinkham, Snoqualmie Pass, 8 miles away
Denny Creek, Snoqualmie Pass, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Taylor River:
Mount Defiance Trail, King , 7 miles away,  13.2 hiking miles, 1672 feet elevation difference
Pratt Lake Trail, King , 7 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 2378 feet elevation difference
Middle Fork Trail, King , 8 miles away,  12.2 hiking miles, 903 feet elevation difference
Annette Lake Trail, King , 10 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 1906 feet elevation difference
Lester Trail, King , 18 miles away,  6.6 hiking miles, 3791 feet elevation difference
Kelly Butte Trail, King , 18 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 4421 feet elevation difference
Rock Creek Trail, King , 18 miles away, 4.4 hiking miles, 2923 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Taylor River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 50 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 64 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 11 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 17 miles away
Federation Forest State Park, Washington , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Taylor River:
Cascade Golf Course, North Bend , 17 miles away
MT SI Golf Course & Driving Range, Snoqualmie , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Taylor River
Honey Lake, King , 3 miles away
Lunker Lake, King , 6 miles away
Olallie Lake, King , 7 miles away

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