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Washington whitewater, Tolt River - North Fork

King county, Yellow Creek to South Fork Tolt section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     7 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, as you can see on the road map further down. The Yellow Creek to South Fork Tolt stretch of Tolt River - North Fork in Washington is 7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V+ section. The nature scenery of Washington and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There's camping available near
    Tolt River - North Fork. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve
in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The river winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get great scenery. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners.  
This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Yellow Creek to South Fork Tolt section is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular spot for folks from Duvall; Wallace Falls State Park is a great place to stretch your legs a bit. If you go for the outdoors you'll go for it here in the Northern Cascade Range. Places like Olallie State Park are tremendous to have a look at. Through the summertime months highs here at Tolt River - North Fork reach the 70's. Once the sun is down it dips down to the 50's.

Tolt River - North Fork, Yellow Creek to South Fork Tolt 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 Tolt River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Tolt River - North Fork:
Tolt River - North Fork, King County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 7 miles long (Yellow Creek to South Fork Tolt)
Tolt River, King County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 5.7 miles long (Tolt River Road close to Carnation to Snoqualmie River)
Tolt River - South Fork, King County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 5.9 miles long (Bridge to confluence with North Fork Tolt)
Snoqualmie River - North Fork, King County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Spur 10 Bridge to 428th St. Bridge)
Snoqualmie River - North Fork, King County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 6.3 miles long (Big Creek to Spur 10 Bridge)
Snoqualmie River, King County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 1 miles long (Snoqualmie Falls to Plum's Landing)
Wallace River, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Bridge Close to Gold Bar to mouth)
Sultan River, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Powerhouse to Fishing Access)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.2 miles long (Big Eddy to Monroe)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (Tanner to North Bend)
 Ski Areas Near Tolt River - North Fork:
Alpental, Washington , 27 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 29 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 34 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 42 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 54 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
White Pass, Washington , 57 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 98 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Tolt River - North Fork:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 9 miles away
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 14 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 15 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 15 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tolt River - North Fork:
Snoqualmie River Campgrounds, Fall City, 10 miles away
Tolt River John Macdonald Park, Carnation, 10 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Gold Bar, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Tolt River - North Fork:
Mount Defiance Trail, King , 20 miles away,  13.2 hiking miles, 1672 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Tolt River - North Fork:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 47 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 47 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 11 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 15 miles away
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, Washington , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tolt River - North Fork:
MT SI Golf Course & Driving Range, Snoqualmie , 9 miles away
Blue Boy West Golf Course, Monroe , 10 miles away
Twin Rivers Golf Course, Fall City , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Tolt River - North Fork
Boyle Lake, King , 5 miles away
Lake Dorothy, Snohomish , 6 miles away
South Fork Tolt Reservoir, King , 7 miles away

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