Stillaguamish River South Fork

Arlington, Washington

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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.
Paddling Washington: Routes in Washington State & the Inland Northwest

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Paddling Washington: Routes in Washington State & the Inland Northwest

by Verne Huser, Rich Landers, Dan Hansen, and Doug North (The Mountaineers Books)

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.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Arlington
Distance: 11
Duration: 4 hours
Class: Class II
Season: Best: Year-round, especially early spring through summer
Local Contacts: Snohomish County Tourism Bureau; Verlot Public Service Center; Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website for Wildlife Areas and Access Points
Local Maps: USGS Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Arlington
Driving Directions: Directions to Stillaguamish River: South Fork

Recent Trail Reviews

10/27/2017
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Such a fun kayaking trip! We saw so much amazing wildlife during our trip down the river ... we even saw a couple otters and an eagle! Watch out for snags in the water.



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