The South Fork of the Stillaguamish is another favorite steelhead stream flowing through a rural area. Its background bluffs give it the appearance of an Ozark river, but its vegetation is strictly Pacific Northwestern.
A broad but lively river, most of its real action comes within the first few miles of the segment. Alternating pools and riffles, the river is rocky: a good poling river challenging enough in its moderate rapids to provide practice in basic canoeing techniques. This segment is a favorite trip for the Paddle Trails Canoe Club.
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