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


North Fork Snoqualmie River - The Upper Info
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Put In:  Deep Creek
Take Out:  Spur 10 Bridge
Difficulty:  Class III
Gradient:  40 fpm
Run Length:  5.3 - 6.3 miles
Current Streamflow:  264 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:15 AM - NF SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR SNOQUALMIE FALLS, WA, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  206-296-8100
Good Level:  600 - 1,200 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  Rafts are OK but they need atleast 800 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, November, December
Primary Season:  This section of river runs during the peak of snowmelt season and during the rainy season, but only after a few days of heavy rain.
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Class III boulder gardens, ledge drops, chutes, and slides all seperated by large pools. This river flows through a thick forest.
Hazards:  Scout Deep Creek Drop and the rapids below at .5 miles
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Public forest with many private logging roads
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 30 miles (36 minutes) Southeast of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Highway 90 take exit 31 onto to 202, go about .5 miles into the town of North Bend. Once you reach downtown turn right on N. Bend Way. Then go two blocks and turn left onto Ballarat Avenue, follow this through the residential part of town. Continue on this road for a while until it changes to North Fork Road. After following this road for 3.9 miles you will arrive at a fork in the road, take the left fork. In 1.3 miles the road makes a sharp right; if the gate is open continue down the road. In .5 miles take the left fork and in .8 miles take the right fork. From here continue straight as far as you can until you reach a large clearing, make sure and hike to river level to mark the take out.

If the gate is closed you will have to use the alternate take out further upstream. To reach the upper take out continue down North Fork Road for another 2.4 miles to a large intersection. Take the road that cuts to the right, this road will also be gated but it is only a 1.5 miles hike to the take out bridge.

Put In: Continue up river on North Fork Road for 5.2 miles after the big intersection until you cross over Deep Creek. The put in is about .5 miles from Deep Creek. You will wave to hike down about 50 yards to river level. Make sure and put in below class VI Big Creek Falls





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