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Washington whitewater, Skykomish River

Snohomish county, Sunset Falls to Railroad Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III+(IV)     4.5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Sunset Falls to Railroad Bridge stretch of Skykomish River in Washington is 4.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III+(IV) section of whitewater. 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. No
    matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are plenty of other sections in this river
system that can be paddled as well. The campgrounds here at Skykomish River are pretty good. The beautiful Northern Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Washington you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The nature  
scenery of Washington and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile.

Briefly about the general area:
The nice people of Index like to hang out nearby, and the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Bridal Veil Falls. So much cool stuff in the Northern Cascade Range, just phenomenal. Wallace Falls State Park is a glorious location to stretch your legs a bit. For the duration of the summertime months highs here at Skykomish River get into the 70's. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 50's. During the winter highs are frequently in the 40's with temperatures at Skykomish River dipping down into the 30's during winter nights.

Skykomish River, Sunset Falls to Railroad 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 Skykomish River.
 Whitewater Near Skykomish River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Wave Trek, Snohomish County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 4.5 miles long (Sunset Falls to Railroad Bridge)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 2.5 miles long (Railroad Bridge to Big Eddy)
Skykomish River - South Fork, -blank- County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.1 miles long (Baring to Sunset Falls)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.2 miles long (Big Eddy to Monroe)
Trout Creek, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (to National Forest Sky)
Wallace River, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Bridge Close to Gold Bar to mouth)
Money Creek, King County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Upstream of Money Creek Road Bridge)
Silver Creek, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Quartz Creek to North Fork Skykomish)
Snoqualmie River - North Fork, King County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 6.3 miles long (Big Creek to Spur 10 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Skykomish River:
Alpental, Washington , 20 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 20 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 22 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 42 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 49 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 , 85 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Skykomish River:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 22 miles away
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 26 miles away
Best Western Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 27 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 28 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Skykomish River:
Gold Bar Nature Trails Sls Ofc, Gold Bar, 5 miles away
Morning Star - Boulder Lake, Index, 6 miles away
Morning Star National RiverCA - Big Greider Lake, Gold Bar, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Skykomish River:
Mount Defiance Trail, King , 18 miles away,  13.2 hiking miles, 1672 feet elevation difference
Middle Fork Trail, King , 18 miles away,  12.2 hiking miles, 903 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Skykomish River:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 53 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 53 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 6 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Skykomish River:
Blue Boy West Golf Course, Monroe , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Skykomish River
South Fork Tolt Reservoir, King , 10 miles away
Honey Lake, King , 11 miles away
Francis Lake, King , 14 miles away

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