This photo needs editing.
Difficulty IV-V
Length 2.9 Miles
Gauge Money
Flow Range 380 - 480 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 39.04 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/24/2002 2:32 am

River Description

SEASON: Fall rains and spring snowmelt

FUN FACT: One big boulder garden rapid.

TAKEOUT: Turn onto NE Old Cascade Highway from Hwy. 2 at mile 45.9 (you'll see the sign for Money Creek campground). Follow this road 0.9 miles to Miller River Road (FR 6410). Drive 100 yds. then turn right onto Money Creek Road (FR 6420). Follow this to mile 0.6 and the takeout bridge across the creek (elevation 980'). Check road conditions with Mt. Baker - Snoqulamie National Forest; follow link to the forest road conditions report under the recreation link.

PUT-IN: From the takeout continue up to any place with good access near mile FR 6420 mile 3.7 (elevation 1700').


Most of the run is a big long boulder garden that can be scouted from the road to the put-in. The middle part of the run requires some precise moves through tight chutes. Beware of log and culvert (that have washed into the river) hazards. Near the end of the run the gradient tapers off a bit as the river settles on to the Skykomish valley floor. This section contains excellent continuous class IV water for nearly a mile that is easy to boat scout.

lat/long approximate by Tiger server

for additional information see:

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

The virtual gauge for this run provides approximate flow based on the relative area of the basin and the Skykomish at Goldbar gauge downstream (the river is good between 12,000 and 15,000 on this gauge). The Goldbar gauge is also available through the NOAA hotline 206-526-8530.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

No Accident Reports



article main photo

AW Joins Groups in Conserving Key Lands in the Skykomish Valley (WA)

Thomas O'Keefe

American Whitewater recently joined several organizations with an interest in stewardship and conservation of the Skykomish River Valley in requesting that Longview Timber refrain from road building or logging on key parcels in the Skykomish River valley.


Thomas O'Keefe


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1192941 02/24/02 Thomas O'Keefe n/a