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Washington whitewater, Skykomish River

Snohomish county, Railroad Bridge to Big Eddy section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     2.5 miles
  The natural beauty of Snohomish County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The Railroad Bridge to Big Eddy stretch of Skykomish River is 2.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. The starting location is a short drive from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The nearby hotels are a
    bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus
for this river. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch is short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking  
in this state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Skykomish River there are plenty of people from Gold Bar, and Wallace Falls State Park is a lovely place any time of year. And that's not everything there is to do here in the Northern Cascade Range. Skykomish River gets lots of water. December is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month is July. High temperatures at Skykomish River through the days of summer are in the 70's.

Skykomish River, Railroad Bridge to Big Eddy 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:
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 2.5 miles long (Railroad Bridge to Big Eddy)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.2 miles long (Big Eddy to Monroe)
Wallace River, Snohomish County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Bridge Close to Gold Bar to mouth)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wave Trek, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 4.5 miles long (Sunset Falls to Railroad Bridge)
Tolt River - South Fork, King County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 5.9 miles long (Bridge to confluence with North Fork Tolt)
Sultan River, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 11 miles long (Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse)
Tolt River - North Fork, King County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 7 miles long (Yellow Creek to South Fork Tolt)
Snoqualmie River - North Fork, King County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 6.3 miles long (Big Creek to Spur 10 Bridge)
Skykomish River - South Fork, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.1 miles long (Baring to Sunset Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Skykomish River:
Alpental, Washington , 23 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 25 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 25 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 43 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 48 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
White Pass, Washington , 58 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 89 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Skykomish River:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 19 miles away
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 22 miles away
Best Western Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 23 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 23 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Skykomish River:
Gold Bar Nature Trails Sls Ofc, Gold Bar, 1 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Gold Bar, 3 miles away
Morning Star National RiverCA - Big Greider Lake, Gold Bar, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Skykomish River:
Mount Defiance Trail, King , 19 miles away,  13.2 hiking miles, 1672 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Skykomish River:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 49 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 49 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 2 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, Washington , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Skykomish River:
Blue Boy West Golf Course, Monroe , 15 miles away
MT SI Golf Course & Driving Range, Snoqualmie , 19 miles away
Cascade Golf Course, North Bend , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Skykomish River
South Fork Tolt Reservoir, King , 7 miles away
Honey Lake, King , 12 miles away
Hempel Lake, Snohomish , 13 miles away

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