Paddling Washington Routes in Washington State and the Inland Northwest  by Verne Huser, Rich Landers, Dan Hansen, and Doug North

Paddling Washington: Routes in Washington State & the Inland Northwest Guide Book

by Verne Huser, Rich Landers, Dan Hansen, and Doug North (The Mountaineers Books)
Paddling Washington Routes in Washington State and the Inland Northwest  by Verne Huser, Rich Landers, Dan Hansen, and Doug North
The flatwater routes for canoe and kayak in this updated edition include the best of Washington's rivers and tributaries, from the Cascades to the Pacific. It also includes trips in British Columbia, Northern Idaho, Montana and Oregon - and even some whitewater trips in the Northwest. Beginners and experts alike will enjoy the adventures in this detailed guide. Includes directions, route stats, seasonal considerations, safety precautions, appropriate craft, and paddle techniques.

© 2008 Verne Huser, Rich Landers, Dan Hansen, and Doug North/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Paddling Washington: Routes in Washington State & the Inland Northwest" Guide Book
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The Black River southwest of Olympia is unique: a southern river placed in the Pacific Northwest, a placid fairyland stream, full of beautiful butterflies and bird life during the summer months, fanta ...
Rochester, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12
The Bogachiel River (whose name means “muddy waters”) is a frequently flooding river of the Olympic Peninsula, one that has occasionally washed out US 101. It is also a prime steelhead stream and rece ...
Forks , WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 15
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Bonnie Lake isn’t convenient. The 600-foot cliffs that surround it are known only to a few farmers, anglers, and canoeists. It can’t be seen from any road, but is reached by paddling almost a mile up ...
Cheney, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 11
The Bull River offers a quiet float in view of Montana’s snow-topped Cabinet Mountains, from which the river finds its source. Paddlers who carry binoculars may spot bighorn sheep on either side of th ...
Noxon, MT - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 14
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The Cedar River flows under the Renton Library and can be seen from the I-405 S curves. A raging Cascade river in its youth, its final few miles offer an active paddling experience through a bucolic s ...
Maple Valley, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 14
The Oakville-to-Porter run is a pleasant paddle on a moderate-sized river that flows through a broad, undeveloped agricultural valley. The banks are well vegetated with shrubs, grasses, second-growth ...
Oakville, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 18
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The long, looping stretch of the Chehalis offers excellent paddling on a clear-water river with numerous gravel bars for fishing, picnicking, or camping. For the most part it flows through private pro ...
Elma, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 20
The Cispus provides a pretty but little-known trip through the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It has enjoyable Class 2 rapids at moderate water levels and a fairly long season. The Cispus gathers ...
Randle, WA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8
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Although SR 135 parallels the river for most of this route, the Clark Fork River offers a surprisingly backwoods experience. This stretch of the river skirts through the Lolo National Forest and a puz ...
Saint Regis, MT - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 23
Sea kayakers and canoeists alike will enjoy this loop tour with its fascinating combination of flowing and still waters at the northeast end of Lake Pend Oreille. After surging out of Cabinet Gorge Da ...
Clark Fork, ID - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7
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True to its name (and despite massive clear-cut logging in the drainage), the Clearwater is as healthy a stream as paddlers can canoe in western Washington. It abounds in aquatic invertebrates that pr ...
Forks , WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 11.5
For all practical purposes, this is two trips, not one, on the last major free-flowing stretch of the Columbia. While the nuclear plants that line the western shoreline of Hanford Reach no longer oper ...
Hanford, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 33
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The Northwesterners who championed construction of Grand Coulee Dam had timing on their side. Americans were desperate for work and the president was looking for big projects to rally a nation demoral ...
Wilbur, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 20
Tourists from every industrialized nation have visited Grand Coulee Dam, and growing crowds of boaters ply Lake Roosevelt, the reservoir behind the dam. But just upstream from the slack water is a sho ...
Northport, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 20
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The Cowlitz is one of the premier steelhead fishing rivers of the Northwest, but it also yields salmon and trout. It is more of a mountain stream—a big one to be sure, but a mountain stream nonetheles ...
Toledo, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 22
The beauty in the first mile and a half of this trip captivates boaters as they pass between towering rock walls and under the branches of virgin evergreens that overhang the channel. The crystallin ...
Packwood, WA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8
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Starting as a trickle north of Reardan, Washington, the state’s longest “creek” winds across three central Washington counties before dumping into the Columbia River. In many places, it feeds marshes ...
Beverly, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 18
Like those in uncounted other river valleys, the vast wetlands of the Creston Valley were nearly lost to development and agriculture. A conservation project initiated by sportsmen made the difference, ...
Creston, BC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 19
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Dakota Creek and California Creek both flow into Drayton Harbor just south of the U.S.-Canada border. The harbor created by Semiahmoo Spit is well protected for canoe and kayak paddling. Its mud fla ...
Blaine, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8
The Duwamish River and the waterway at its mouth provide a unique paddling experience, from fast-water chutes when the tide is going out to dodging ocean-going vessels around Harbor Island while admir ...
Seattle, WA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12
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