Raging, Washington, US
Preston to Fall City
||III+ (for normal flows)
Guide Book:A Guide to Whitewater Rivers of WA, J. Bennett (1990)
This run starts off as a class II run as it meanders through the small town of Preston. This
section is prone to collection of wood in the river, but generally wood can be seen and avoided.
You should expect to get out a few times and portage. The two stand out rapids are about halfway
through the run. The river swings near the road, and the class III+ "Cheesegrater" drops
through a bunch of rocks and holes. The river lets up a little, and passes under the Preston-Fall
City Road. The next class III rapid drops through a dark rock walled canyon as it turns a corner
and heads away from the road. After this, the river eases up as it heads to its confluence with the
Snoqualmie at Fall City.
This run has big potential for wood. SCOUT before running it!
The Raging is a rainy season run. It generally requires a couple of days of good rain for the flows
to get to runnable levels.
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Last Updated: 2005-03-29 19:05:54