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Washington whitewater, Raging River

King county, Preston to Fall City section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III+     5 miles
Attempting to kayak this river is another way to die.... It is not navigable.† I've seen 2 people on this river (lived on it for 18 years now) one died and the other barely survived his buddies death..... Says Lee P.

The wonderful Washington scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. The Preston to Fall City section of Raging River in King County is 5 miles long and is according to
    American Whitewater a class III+ section of whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, as you can see on the road map further down. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're
willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. The campgrounds here at Raging River are pretty good. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number  
of good places. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington are harder than the national norm, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Fall City here at Raging River, and a journey to Alexander Beach is always a pleasant idea. And if that's not enough there's a lot more entertaining things to do in the Northern Cascade Range.

Raging River, Preston to Fall City 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 Raging River.
 Whitewater Near Raging River:
Raging River, King County, 2 miles away
      Class III+ - 5 miles long (Preston to Fall City)
Snoqualmie River, King County, 5 miles away
      Class II+ - 1 miles long (Snoqualmie Falls to Plum's Landing)
Tolt River, King County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 5.7 miles long (Tolt River Road close to Carnation to Snoqualmie River)
Cedar River, King County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 15.5 miles long (Landsburg bridge to Maplewood Roadside Park)
Green River, King County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Green River Gorge)
Green River, King County, 12 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 3.5 miles long (Headworks to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (Tanner to North Bend)
Snoqualmie River - North Fork, King County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Spur 10 Bridge to 428th St. Bridge)
Tolt River - North Fork, King County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 7 miles long (Yellow Creek to South Fork Tolt)
Snoqualmie River - South Fork, King County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Twin Falls State Park to 436 st Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Raging River:
Alpental, Washington , 33 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 35 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 41 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 43 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
White Pass, Washington , 55 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 63 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
 Marinas Near Raging River:
Kristalinskaia Marina, Bellevue , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Raging River:
Alexander Beach, King , 11 miles away
Rosemont Beach, King , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Raging River:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 5 miles away
SpringHill Suites Seattle Issaquah, Issaquah , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn SEATTLE-ISSAQUAH, Issaquah , 11 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle-Issaquah, Issaquah , 11 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Seattle-Issaquah, Issaquah , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Raging River:
Snoqualmie River Campgrounds, Fall City, 1 miles away
Leisure Time Resorts-america, Snoqualmie, 2 miles away
Blue Sky RV Park, Issaquah, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Raging River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 38 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 49 miles away
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, Washington , 10 miles away
Lake Sammamish State Park, Washington , 11 miles away
Nolte State Park, Washington , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Raging River:
Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course, Fall City , 1 miles away
Twin Rivers Golf Course, Fall City , 1 miles away
Tall Chief Golf Course, Fall City , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Raging River
Lake Alice, King , 1 miles away
Boyle Lake, King , 11 miles away
Rattlesnake Lake, King , 11 miles away

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