Money Creek - Upstream of Money Creek Rd. Bridge

Money Creek, Washington, US


Upstream of Money Creek Rd. Bridge

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 2.9 Miles
Avg. Gradient 275 fpm

Money Creek

Money Creek
Photo of Dave "Willie" Wilson by Tom O'Keefe taken 23FEB02

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
virtual-6268 380 - 480 cfs IV-V 01h02m 66.56 cfs (too low)

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.

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StreamTeam Status: Verified
Last Updated: 2002-02-24 02:32:42


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