This is a hike-in run located in the Upper Skagit River drainage. You can access the take-out and the
trailhead for the hike in at Highway 20 mile 141.2. From the trailhead it's about a six mile hike up to the
put-in. In theory you could access the put-in for this run from Hart's Pass, but in practice you will
probably end up doing just as much hiking to get in from the top and a whole lot more driving.
After having an awsome day on Granite Creek, we decided to give the six mile hike in to canyon creek a try.
Afterwards we decided it would be better to do granite both days.
The hike in was not bad, but the rapids were meager and only one notable class V drop that was manky and not worth running.
If you like to look at old mining wreckage, and pretty scenery. Maybe its worth doing.
Visual. Look for flows of 200-400
cfs after the North Cascades Highway
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
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