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Middle Fork Snoqualmie River - The Upper Middle Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Snoqualmie River

Middle Fork Snoqualmie River - The Upper Middle Info
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Put In:  Taylor River
Take Out:  Concrete Bridge
Difficulty:  Class II to II+
Gradient:  31 fpm
Run Length:  7.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  417 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:15 AM - MIDDLE FORK SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR TANNER, WA, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1,000 - 3,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, November, December
Primary Season:  This section of river only runs during the snowmelt season and during the rainy season but only after a few days of heavy rain.
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Mostly class II rapids on a wide winding river.
Hazards:  Rainy Creek Drop is about .5 miles into the run and is the most difficult rapid on this stretch.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Public
Wilderness:  yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 30 miles (36 minutes) Southeast of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From North Bend take Highway 90 a few miles east, then take exit 34 and go a few hundred yards to the truck stop. Just before the truck stop stay left, and take North Bend Way west for 1.2 miles. Turn right onto SE 140th Street, in 1.1 miles the road splits, stay left again, when the road rejoins it becomes gravel. This road is Middle Fork Road; follow it for 5 miles to the take out at the first bridge.

Put In: From the take out drive 5.7 miles up the Middle Fork Road to a wide pull out, this is the put in.

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