Racehorse Creek - to NF Nooksack

Racehorse Creek, Washington, US


to NF Nooksack

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 4.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 410 fpm
Max Gradient 473 fpm

Ryan's Rib

Ryan's Rib
Photo of Chris Tretwold by Owen Callahan taken 11/15/05 @ ~4.7' Medium-High

River Description

In case you're wondering, sections of this creek have been run. Colby Mackley has even strided it. This is one of the steeper creeks in the region and strictly experts only territory. There are some big drops on this thing. Check out Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest site for a picture of Racehorse Falls. You'll have to scout out your own access and pick out the sections you want to run if any (lat/long do not represent actual put-in and take-out).

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-10-08 19:08:29

Rapid Descriptions

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Associated Projects

  • Nooksack Stewardship (WA)
    Public access, hydropower development, and resource stewardship are all ongoing issues on this river system.