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Snoqualmie, Middle Fork    3 - Taylor River to Concrete bridge (Upper)™ ©
Class II-III
7.5Miles

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Put In Longitude : -121.54009 Putin
Put In Latitude : 47.5469971
Take Out Longitude : -121.63905 Take Out
Take Out Latitude : 47.4953995
County : King Shuttle
   Gauge Information (Professor Paddle updated levels from MIDDLE FORK SNOQUALMIE RIVER at 12/12/2017 4:54:27 PM)
Gauge Forecast Height Current Flow Authority Physical Update
MIDDLE FORK SNOQUALMIE RIVER NWRFC | FC Page 2.44  563 cfs  USGS - NWIS 12-12-2017 16:15:00
Minimum Recomended Level:  1000 cfs     Maximum Recomended Level:  3000 cfs 

  Access

Middle Fork Road


  Putin Details

Upper put-in is just below the footbridge below Taylor River confluence or you can put in on the Taylor too. There's a couple other access spots you can use for a shorter run.


  Takeout Details

Concrete Bridge



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  Other Issues

The MF Snoqualmie Road is undergoing a huge paving and repair project. The road is closed at times for construction. Check here to see if it's open: https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/snoqualmie/


  Fun Facts

Combine this with the middle and club stretch sections for a long run on a nice day. Bring snacks.


   Run Description [Season: Oct-July]

The whitewater is not the highlight of this run. There are some fun, easy rapids, but the scenery is what makes this a great section of river. Unlike the "middle middle" downstream and it's steep banks, the upper flows through a wide glacial valley that offers fantastic veiws of the surrounding peaks. Definitely a run for a sunny day, and also nice when there's snow on the trees.

Most of the rapids are class 2, with a few that are just a bit harder. There is sometimes wood in play, so keep an eye out for that.

For the up and coming boaters who want a little more challenge, a great intermediate trip is to put in at the Russian Butte put-in about 3 miles above concrete bridge and then take in the first few miles of the middle-middle, taking out at First Island drop. This section is called the "mupper" ;-)



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