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Washington whitewater, Skykomish River - South Fork

Baring to Sunset Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     4.1 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The put-in is not too far from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. The beautiful Northern Cascade
    Range scenery is an added bonus. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. 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. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The natural beauty of Washington and the playfulness of the water beats anything. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The Baring to Sunset Falls section of Skykomish River - South Fork in -blank- County is 4.1 miles long and is rated by American  
Whitewater as a class V+ section. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Index here at Skykomish River - South Fork. It's always great to stop by Canyon Falls, and Wallace Falls State Park is a tremendous place to go to. At this river you will never have a bad time. A spree to Eagle Falls will fill your spirit with perfect feelings. Skykomish River - South Fork regularly gets much rainfall. December is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month of the year is July. Summer brings highs in the 70's to Skykomish River - South Fork.

Skykomish River - South Fork, Baring to Sunset Falls 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:
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 1 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 4.5 miles long (Sunset Falls to Railroad Bridge)
Skykomish River - South Fork, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.1 miles long (Baring to Sunset Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wave Trek, Snohomish County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Trout Creek, Snohomish County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (to National Forest Sky)
Money Creek, King County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Upstream of Money Creek Road Bridge)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 2.5 miles long (Railroad Bridge to Big Eddy)
Silver Creek, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Quartz Creek to North Fork Skykomish)
Miller River - West Fo, King County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.5 miles long (Upstream of Miller Road Bridge)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.2 miles long (Big Eddy to Monroe)
Taylor River, King County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Marten Creek to Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
 Ski Areas Near Skykomish River - South Fork:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 16 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 18 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 20 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 40 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 50 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
White Pass, Washington , 55 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 81 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Skykomish River - South Fork:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 25 miles away
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 30 miles away
Best Western Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 31 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 32 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Skykomish River - South Fork:
Morning Star - Boulder Lake, Index, 7 miles away
Money Creek - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 8 miles away
Morning Star National RiverCA - Big Greider Lake, Gold Bar, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Skykomish River - South Fork:
Middle Fork Trail, King , 16 miles away,  12.2 hiking miles, 903 feet elevation difference
Mount Defiance Trail, King , 17 miles away,  13.2 hiking miles, 1672 feet elevation difference
Pratt Lake Trail, King , 18 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 2378 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Skykomish River - South Fork:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 57 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 57 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 10 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
Federation Forest State Park, Washington , 32 miles away
 Lakes Near Skykomish River - South Fork
Honey Lake, King , 10 miles away
Francis Lake, King , 10 miles away
Boulder Lake, Snohomish , 12 miles away

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