Welcome to Paddle Trails Canoe Club!!
We paddle canoes, kayaks and inflatables. We paddle rivers, lakes and salt water. We paddle for fun, adrenaline, scenery and wilderness. Yep, we’re probably paddling something, somewhere right now!! Paddle Trails Canoe Club (PTCC) is a supportive and inclusive community of paddlers who like to get out on water whenever we can and focus on safety and fun. We invite you to take a few minutes to explore our site and, if you like what you see, to have you join us. We always welcome new members.
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Training Classes Announced
Interested in building your skills and confidence in your canoe? Are you a tandem boater that wants to learn how to strike out on your own? Perhaps you'd like to learn how to surf better or just paddle more efficiently. Paddle Trails canoe classes are just the thing! We offer two different classes.
Moving Water - June 27th and 28th. This 2 day class is for paddlers who want to learn how to paddle their boats more effectively and safely on easy rivers. Students should already be comfortable in their canoes and can generally do well in their boats on flat water. Learn basic river reading and techniques for navigating your boat in current.
Whitewater 101 - June 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st. This 4 day class is for paddlers who are looking to improve their skills on whitewater. This will feature more advanced river reading and more advanced techniques for maneuvering your boats in rapids. Participants should already be comfortable on moving water and have boats designed and equipped for paddling rivers.
All class participants must be a member of Paddle Trails Canoe Club.
Recent Trip Reports
Lower Stillaguamish 4/11/2015
On Saturday April 11, 2015, I led a Washington Kayak Club and Paddle Trails joint trip.
13 paddlers – 11 hard shell kayaks and 2 canoes – ran the lower South Fork of the Stillaguamish River.
Ten of us put in at the base of the beautiful and powerful Granite Falls.
There are a couple of exciting Class 2+ drops right under the waterfalls. the rest of the story...
Sauk - Whitechuck to Clear Creek 4/19/2015
What likely will be a theme for what promises to be low water year, I had to change rivers - from the lower Green River Gorge to the Sauk. At just under 3000 CFS on the Sauk gauge, it was a great level. It was actually a challenging level with lots of rocks and holes to keep us on our toes almost the whole way down. the rest of the story..
Skykomish - Boulder Drop 4/24/2015
Don Cheyette ran Boulder Drop in a kayak at 2250 cfs on April 24th. He ran the right line, eddied out, then ferried across to airplane turn and had a successful exit down past the wave train at House Rock. the rest of the story...
Photo of the Month
Kids love canoeing and Easter eggs too! Who doesn't?