Pilchuck River: Machias to Snohomish

Packraft a gentle Class II run just east of Everett and close to home for many.


  • NOAA Gauge: Pilchuck--Near Snohomish (PILW1)
  • 300-800 cfs:  A good practice run with multiple features to practice on.
  • 800-1,600 cfs:  Faster flow and fewer features.


  • Manchias OK Mill Rd. Parking on the north east side of the bridge. Commonly used as a swimming hole.


On The River

This 7-mile run is close to home and often runnable when other rives are too low.


  • Difficulty: Class II River
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • 125 ft
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12

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  • Lower Pilchuck River

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