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Nearby Cities and Towns
Baring, 7 miles
Galena, 23 miles
Gold Bar, 20 miles
Index, 14 miles
Monroe, 35 miles
Sultan, 26 miles

Alpine Lakes
Wilderness Area

Cities and Towns of the Cascade Mountains

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Blewett Pass, 76 miles
Snoqualmie Pass, 103 miles
Stevens Pass, 16 miles

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Skykomish, Washington

Skykomish is known for year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. The Skykomish River is popular for fishing and whitewater rafting. Nearby Stevens Pass Ski Resort is the destination for snow activities. Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest offers numerous trails for hiking. Explore this page for complete details on what to do in Skykomish.


Stevens Pass Bike Park. Summit Highway 2, Skykomish, WA 98288. Phone: 206-812-4510.


Great Washington State Birding Trail - Cascade Loop


Skykomish River Fishing
This web site offers information on fishing the Skykomish river including species of fish to catch and state regulations.

Skykomish River Fishing Reports
This web site is by Read articles and comments by anglers about their fishing experiences on Skykomish River.

Outdoor Recreation

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Skykomish Ranger Station: 74920 NE Stevens Pass Highway, PO Box 305, Skykomish, WA 98288. Phone: 360-677-2414.

Enter the center of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest along the Skykomish River off Highway 2. The river provides exciting whitewater rafting and fishing opportunities. Numerous trails offer hiking, biking, horseback riding and backpacking. Wintertime has excellent conditions for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Alpine Lakes Wilderness offers over 600 miles of trails including the Pacific Crest Trail that starts from Stevens Pass on the north to follow the crest south, with a long westward bend to Snoqualmie Pass.

Mt. Index: Hiking to Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene
South of the Skykomish River and Highway 2 at western edge of the Cascades. For more information see the Washington Trails Association's web site.

Skykomish River
This river is popular for whitewater rafting and kayaking with a majority of Class III and IV rapids and Boulder Drop, a class IV+ rapid. Fishing is another activity. Anglers can catch chinook, coho, pink salmon, steelhead and bull trout

Scenic Byways

Cascade Loop - Snohomish River Valley
This 400 mile scenic driving tour extends from the Puget Sound to the Cascade Mountains. Follow the Skykomish River on the Stevens Pass Greenway taking you through the towns of Skykomish, Stevens Pass, Index, Gold Bar and Sultan. Suring your journey, you can stop along the way and hike one of the many trails or view scenic waterfalls located off the highway.

Snow Skiing

Stevens Pass Ski Area. Summit Stevens Pass, Highway 2, Skykomish, WA 98288. Phone: 206-812-4510; Fax: 206-812-4517.


Skykomish Historical Society Walking Tour
See over one dozen historical buildings while learning about their original purposes.

Whitewater Rafting

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