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Maryland whitewater, Cabin John Creek

Montgomery county, River Road to Potomac section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The nature scenery of Montgomery County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. This is a short paddling stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Whether you're
    whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. For all you camping people there are campgrounds
nearby. If you're coming from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the River Road to Potomac section is one of them. There are some good hotels near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
If you havenít been to Glen Echo Park, you have to schedule some time for it if you're here. Seneca Creek State Park is both great and delightful, and it's near Cabin John Creek, and you can hit the beach if you want, Bathing Beach is practically right here. This river has it all. Good hiking is available along the Gold Mine Trail. You certainly ought to go to George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park since you're here at Cabin John Creek, and this is a popular spot for people from Cabin John. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Cabin John Creek; Potomac Heritage Trail is a nice local trail.

Cabin John Creek, River Road to Potomac road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cabin John Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cabin John Creek:
Cabin John Creek, Montgomery County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (River Road to Potomac)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Little Falls)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Old Dominion Drive to above Glebe Road)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 4 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 0 miles long (Glebe Road to Potomac)
Scott's Run, -blank- County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - -blank- miles long (Swinks Mill Road to Fairfax County Park trailhead)
Rock Creek, Mongomery County, 5 miles away
      Class I(II) - -blank- miles long (Rockville to Military Road)
Four Mile Run, Arlington County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Ohio Street to Arlington Ridge Road)
Difficult Run, Fairfax County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 0.9 miles long (Old Georgetown Pike to Potomac River)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.6 miles long (Through Great Falls)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 6 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6.5 miles long (Mather Gorge to Lock 10)
 Ski Areas Near Cabin John Creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 63 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Cabin John Creek:
Columbia Island Marina, Arlington , 7 miles away
Columbia Island Marina, Washington , 9 miles away
Seafarers Boat Club, Washington , 10 miles away
Washington Marina, Washington , 10 miles away
Fairfax Yacht Club, Alexandria , 11 miles away
 Beaches Near Cabin John Creek:
Bathing Beach, District of Columbia , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Cabin John Creek:
Bethesda Marriott Suites, Bethesda , 2 miles away
Bolger Center, Potomac , 3 miles away
Staybridge Suites MCLEAN-TYSONS CORNER, McLean , 3 miles away
Golden Tulip Bethesda Court Hotel, Bethesda , 4 miles away
Bethesda Marriott, Bethesda , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cabin John Creek:
C and O Canal NHP - Marsden Tract Group, West Mclean, 4 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Swains Lock, Potomac, 6 miles away
Lake Fairfax County Park, Reston, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Cabin John Creek:
Gold Mine Trail, Montgomery , 5 miles away
Potomac Heritage Trail, Fairfax , 7 miles away
Meadow Trail, Fairfax , 7 miles away
Paw Paw Passage Trail, Fairfax , 7 miles away
Western Ridge Trail, District of Columbia , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cabin John Creek:
Glen Echo Park, McLean - VA , 2 miles away
Great Falls Park, McLean - VA , 3 miles away
George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park, Virginia , 15 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 15 miles away
Mason Neck State Park, Virginia , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cabin John Creek:
Bethesda Country Club, Bethesda , 2 miles away
Tpc Potomac At Avenel Farm, Potomac , 3 miles away
The Golfe, Potomac , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Cabin John Creek
Lake Needwood, Montgomery , 7 miles away
Lake Barcroft, Fairfax , 8 miles away
Tridelphia Reservoir, Montgomery , 15 miles away

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