Granite Creek - 1. Hwy. 20 to Beebe Creek (Upper)

Granite Creek, Washington, US


1. Hwy. 20 to Beebe Creek (Upper)

Usual Difficulty IV-V(V+) (for normal flows)
Length 4.6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 254 fpm

River Description

Logistics: The put-in is at Highway 20 mile 148.2 where the highway crosses Granite Creek. The take-out is at Highway 20 mile 143.1 at a large pull-out. Alternatively you can take out earlier at East Creek trailhead which gives you all the best whitewater on the run.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-07-09 15:04:34

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 22 2008 (3682 days ago)
Paul GamacheDetails
Erik's previous post is no longer the case. Wood is everywhere and definetely a concern. Do not
underestimate this run. There are trees sprawling the river and at the flow we had (4k on Methow)
one wrong move and this trip very well could have ended in disaster. Be on your game and do not,
repeat DO NOT take anyone down this run (at least at 4k) who is not a solid class V boater.
Portaging is difficult, eddies are small, and swimming is not a backup option. Be safe. That said
this was an amazing section of whitewater and I'll most likely be back again.
September 9 2004 (5064 days ago)
Erik SchertzlDetails
This is a great run, that very few folks seem to consider. The gradient seems accurate, and
consistent througout the run to East Creek. I would take out there, as there is little to no action
from there to Beebe Creek (the normally suggested take-out) least at low flows; it was
painfully shallow & manky. Bennet's gaging information seems about right as well. We ran it on
07/04/04 during a low-water year, and found it.....low. June/July seem to be the time for this run.
A note of warning - Be very careful when putting on this river at higher levels. We ran it on the
low-end and found eddies to be few & far between and usually only big enough for one boat. You
could easily be swept into unknown rapids if you weren't careful. The rating seems good at
IV-V(V+). We walked the V+ on the river-left side. It appears about a mile or so into the run. No
wood of concern anywhere.


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