Opportunities for adventure are endless — watch eagles soar upriver from the riverside deck; cast for steelhead from your own beach; take a cool summer swim from shore; climb world-class crags; ski Stevens Pass; hike the Cascade trails; curl up with a favorite book by a cozy, crackling fire; be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the River; and, to satisfy the child in all of us, roast marshmallows for s’mores over the outdoor fire pit and bring out the board games for an evening of entertainment your whole family will enjoy and remember.


Extensive hiking trails to backcountry alpine lakes that challenge the casual adventurer or the hard-core backpacker are abundant in the area.  A casual day hike with the kids to Barclay Lake or the historic Iron Goat Trail, or a more adventurous climb along Bridal Veil Falls Trail to Lake Serene are just a few of the trails within a short drive from the cabin.

Highway 2 – West Hikes
Highway 2 – East Hikes
Leavenworth Hikes


Winter occasionally brings snow to the Lodge and opens up alpine, snowboarding, and cross country skiing at Stevens Pass, one of the best ski resorts in the Pacific Northwest, and a short 20-mile drive from the Lodge.  Situated at a base area elevation of 4,061 feet, Stevens Pass enjoys an average of 450 inches of snowfall each year and offers unexcelled downhill skiing, snowboard park, tubing, and Nordic cross country facility.  The Skykomish River Lodge is proud to partner with Stevens Pass in offering reduced price lift tickets to our guests.


One of the best fishing holes on the Skykomish River lies directly in front of the Lodge. The River is widely known for great fishing for steelhead, salmon, and trout most of the year. Fishing license required – Skykomish River, South Fork, from Sunset Falls upstream. Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet

Rockc ClimbingRock Climbing

A 6.7 mile drive from the Lodge brings you to the town of Index, harboring a world-class rock climbing area with steep and challenging free and aided climbing routes. The Lower Town Wall, recently purchased by the Washington Climbers Coalition, is a granite crag with a high density of routes that led Mountain Magazine to proclaim the Lower Town Wall one of the “top ten crags in America.”

River RaftingRiver Rafting

Whether your idea of rafting is white water supervised by professional guides, or a lazy drift from Money Creek Campground to your own private beach at the Lodge, the warm days of summer bring out the urge to inflate the inner tubes, or bring out the kayaks.

Alpine Adventures

Mountain BikingMountain Biking

After 6 long years of exploration, negotiation, and governmental approval, the Stevens Pass Bike Park is finally open for family mountain biking or attending world-class mountain biking competitions.  Ride the lifts up and fly the mountain trails down — a trail system that provides lift-access to the natural world of the Cascades.