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Green River Rafting

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Our Green River Gorge whitewater rafting trip is a thrilling adventure through a narrow moss covered canyon. This "Jurassic Park" like 14-mile stretch of river is rated Class IV (Advanced).

Rafting on the Green River with Paradise Falls in the background

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Green Whitewater

• Season: May
• Ages: 14+
• Meeting location: Flaming Geyser State Park
• Meeting times: 9am (call to schedule)
• Class/Difficulty: Class III-IV / Intermediate - Advanced
• Duration/Length: 4 hours / 14 miles
• Gear provided? Yes
• Meal provided? Optional

Winding around overhanging rock cliffs with water falls pouring into the white water rapids, you are immersed in a lost world when rafting the Green River. Included in this 14-mile section are the famous Class IV rapids named: "Mercury," "the Nozzle," "Pipeline," "Paradise," and the "Ledge Drop 1 & 2," as well as another twenty-five Class III (intermediate) rapids. The gorge can be described as twisting and boulder-choked, 150-300 feet deep, with 2 miles of Eocene sedimentary rocks and fossils. Don't miss this action packed and memorable rafting experience!

The Green River only runs a few times a year when the conditions are just right. We meet at Flaming Geyser State Park. All our trips on the Green River depend on the releases of the Howard Hansen Dam. If you want to go on the Green River, reserve now to guarantee your spot. Otherwise get signed up for our Green River Hotlist. For meeting location information for Green River whitewater rafting trips, see the Information & Maps page. Review our Green River rafting rates, then make your reservation today!

Watch our video below to get an idea of what it's like to go whitewater rafting on the Green River!

Accommodations for rafting on the Green River

Camping: Excellent camping is available at the put-in and meeting point at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park.

Directions to the Meeting Point: See the Information & Maps page for custom driving directions provided by Google, or feel free to use the following directions if you're driving from the Seattle area.

Take I-5 South to I-405 North to Renton. From Renton take Highway 169 (Maple Valley Highway) south through the towns of Maple Valley and Black Diamond. Just south of Black Diamond turn west onto Southeast Green Valley Road, following the signs to the Flaming Geyser State Park. Drive about a mile and a half into the park to the picnic area and park your vehicle. This is the take-out privileges. From here we will shuttle to the put-in at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park. Driving time from Seattle is 1 to 1-1/2 hours.


*Alpine Adventures thanks Washington State Parks & Recreation for use of Kanaskat-Palmer and Flaming Geyser State Parks for put-in and take-out access. Alpine Adventures promotes river preservation, forest clean-up projects and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recreation provider.


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