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Washington whitewater, Tolt River - South Fork

King county, Bridge to confluence with North Fork Tolt section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     5.9 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The Bridge to confluence with North Fork Tolt stretch of Tolt River - South Fork in King County is 5.9 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American Whitewater. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. If you're coming from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
    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 is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon.
The Bridge to confluence with North Fork Tolt stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The Northern Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. The wonderful King County scenery and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you  
make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Wallace Falls State Park is a great site to have a look at; the great folks of Duvall like to hang out close by. This place, the Northern Cascade Range, has so much outdoors amusing things. Olallie State Park is a good place. Tolt River - South Fork is a wet place that gets a good deal of rainfall. The month of December is the wettest with most of the rain; the driest of the months is July.

Tolt River - South Fork, Bridge to confluence with North 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Tolt River - South Fork:
Tolt River - North Fork, King County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 7 miles long (Yellow Creek to South Fork Tolt)
Tolt River, King County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 5.7 miles long (Tolt River Road close to Carnation to Snoqualmie River)
Tolt River - South Fork, King County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 5.9 miles long (Bridge to confluence with North Fork Tolt)
Snoqualmie River - North Fork, King County, 6 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)
Snoqualmie River, King County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 1 miles long (Snoqualmie Falls to Plum's Landing)
Wallace River, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Bridge Close to Gold Bar to mouth)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.2 miles long (Big Eddy to Monroe)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (Tanner to North Bend)
Sultan River, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Powerhouse to Fishing Access)
 Ski Areas Near Tolt River - South Fork:
Alpental, Washington , 26 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 28 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 33 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 41 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 55 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
White Pass, Washington , 56 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 96 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Tolt River - South Fork:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 8 miles away
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 16 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 16 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tolt River - South Fork:
Tinkham - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 10 miles away
Snoqualmie River Campgrounds, Fall City, 10 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Gold Bar, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Tolt River - South Fork:
Mount Defiance Trail, King , 19 miles away,  13.2 hiking miles, 1672 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Tolt River - South Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 47 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 48 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 11 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 14 miles away
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, Washington , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tolt River - South Fork:
MT SI Golf Course & Driving Range, Snoqualmie , 9 miles away
Twin Rivers Golf Course, Fall City , 10 miles away
Cascade Golf Course, North Bend , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Tolt River - South Fork
Boyle Lake, King , 5 miles away
South Fork Tolt Reservoir, King , 6 miles away
Lake Dorothy, Snohomish , 7 miles away

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