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Washington whitewater, Skykomish River - South Fork

Snohomish King county, Beckler River to bridge above Baring section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     9.5 miles
  The put-in 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. The Beckler River to bridge above Baring section of Skykomish River - South Fork in Washington is 9.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. The wonderful Washington scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream
     make the trip here worthwhile. The campgrounds here at Skykomish River - South Fork are pretty good. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The nearby hotels are a bit away
from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often more challenging than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon  
trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. When you're paddling down a Northern Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Baring love to come to Skykomish River - South Fork; Stevens Pass is a glorious local ski area. Now, you may assume that's loads but there's even more amusing things to do here in the Northern Cascade Range. Skykomish River - South Fork is right by the Middle Fork Trail. Skykomish River - South Fork sees pretty high levels of rainfall.

Skykomish River - South Fork, Beckler River to bridge above Baring 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Skykomish River - South Fork:
Money Creek, King County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Upstream of Money Creek Road Bridge)
Miller River - West Fo, King County, 4 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)
Skykomish River - South Fork, Snohomish/King County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (Beckler River to bridge above Baring)
Skykomish River - South Fork, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.1 miles long (Baring to Sunset Falls)
Miller River - East Fork, King County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (along FR 6412)
Trout Creek, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (to National Forest Sky)
Skykomish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 12.5 miles long (Bear Creek to South Fork confluence)
Silver Creek, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Quartz Creek to North Fork Skykomish)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 4.5 miles long (Sunset Falls to Railroad Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Skykomish River - South Fork:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 9 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 14 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 16 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 38 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 52 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 54 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 , 95 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Skykomish River - South Fork:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 30 miles away
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 37 miles away
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 38 miles away
Best Western Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 38 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 39 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Skykomish River - South Fork:
Money Creek - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 1 miles away
Miller River - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 3 miles away
West Fork Campground, King County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Skykomish River - South Fork:
Middle Fork Trail, King , 12 miles away,  12.2 hiking miles, 903 feet elevation difference
Pratt Lake Trail, King , 17 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 2378 feet elevation difference
Mount Defiance Trail, King , 17 miles away,  13.2 hiking miles, 1672 feet elevation difference
Annette Lake Trail, King , 18 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 1906 feet elevation difference
Lost Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 20 miles away,  20.6 hiking miles, 4949 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Skykomish River - South Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 61 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 64 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Lake Easton State Park, Washington , 27 miles away
 Lakes Near Skykomish River - South Fork
Francis Lake, King , 5 miles away
Boulder Lake, Snohomish , 6 miles away
Lake Pugsley, King , 8 miles away

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