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Washington whitewater, Money Creek

King county, Upstream of Money Creek Road Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     2.9 miles
  This stretch of Money Creek in King County is 2.9 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Washington and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. Getting your paddling muscles
    activated and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots
of paddling rivers. The Upstream of Money Creek Road Bridge stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section is quite short so  
you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Money Creek without first going for a hike along the Middle Fork Trail, and there are plenty of people from Baring here. That right there is lots of amusing stuff already but it goes on, the Northern Cascade Range has it all. There's perfect hiking along the Pratt Lake Trail, and splendid skiing awaits you at Stevens Pass. This river is so perfect. Summertime highs at Money Creek mostly tend to be in the 70's with nighttime lows in the 50's.

Money Creek, Upstream of Money Creek Road Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Money Creek.
 Whitewater Near Money Creek:
Money Creek, King County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Upstream of Money Creek Road Bridge)
Miller River - West Fo, King County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.5 miles long (Upstream of Miller Road Bridge)
Miller River, King County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 4.8 miles long (East Fork to NE Old Cascade Highway)
Miller River - East Fork, King County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (along FR 6412)
Skykomish River - South Fork, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.1 miles long (Baring to Sunset Falls)
Skykomish River - South Fork, Snohomish/King County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (Beckler River to bridge above Baring)
Trout Creek, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (to National Forest Sky)
Taylor River, King County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Marten Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 4.5 miles long (Sunset Falls to Railroad Bridge)
Dingford Creek, King County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Goat Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
 Ski Areas Near Money Creek:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 10 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 12 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 14 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 36 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 50 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 56 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 74 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 96 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Money Creek:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 29 miles away
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 37 miles away
Best Western Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 38 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 38 miles away
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Money Creek:
Money Creek - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 2 miles away
Miller River - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 3 miles away
West Fork Campground, King County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Money Creek:
Middle Fork Trail, King , 10 miles away,  12.2 hiking miles, 903 feet elevation difference
Pratt Lake Trail, King , 14 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 2378 feet elevation difference
Mount Defiance Trail, King , 15 miles away,  13.2 hiking miles, 1672 feet elevation difference
Annette Lake Trail, King , 16 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 1906 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Money Creek:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 59 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 64 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 17 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 19 miles away
Lake Easton State Park, Washington , 27 miles away
 Lakes Near Money Creek
Francis Lake, King , 4 miles away
Lake Pugsley, King , 6 miles away
Lunker Lake, King , 8 miles away

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