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Maryland whitewater, Herring Run

City of Baltimore county, Echodale Avenue to Sinclair Lane section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     4 miles
 
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The Echodale Avenue to Sinclair Lane stretch of Herring Run is 4 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Baltimore-Towson, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're visiting here
    do keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The Echodale Avenue to Sinclair Lane section is one of a few paddling
sections in this river system. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The natural beauty of Maryland and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The campgrounds here at Herring Run  
are pretty good. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Parkville here, and Hall Spring is a picturesque site to visit while you're at Herring Run. When you're here at Herring Run it's always fun to take a look at Gunpowder Falls State Park, and Herring Run is near North Point State Park which is a pretty location. This river is a great place to visit. Summer at Herring Run arrives with high temperatures in the 80's with night lows in the 60's. Daytime highs through the wintertime are in the 30's; winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Herring Run.

Herring Run, Echodale Avenue to Sinclair Lane 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 Herring Run.
 Whitewater Near Herring Run:
Herring Run, City of Baltimore County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Echodale Avenue to Sinclair Lane)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 5 miles away
      Class I - 7 miles long (Lower Loch Raven Dam to Route 1)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.3 miles long (Route 1 to US 40)
Jones Falls, Baltimore County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Lake Roland to Round Falls)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Franklintown Road to Carroll Park Golf Course)
Long Green Creek, Baltimore County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Glen Arm Road to Gunpowder Falls)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Lochearn to Franklintown Road)
Little Gunpowder Falls, Harford/ Baltimore County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Maryland Route 147 to US Route 40)
Winters Run, Harford County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Pleasantville Road to Maryland Route 7)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Falls Road to Phoenix)
 Ski Areas Near Herring Run:
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 48 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 66 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 92 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Herring Run:
Henderson's Wharf Marina, Baltimore , 3 miles away
Center Dock Marina, Baltimore , 4 miles away
Harborview Marina & Yacht Club, Baltimore , 4 miles away
Harborview Marina, Baltimore , 4 miles away
Point Breeze, Baltimore , 4 miles away
 Beaches Near Herring Run:
North Severn Beach, Anne Arundel , 20 miles away
Severn Beach, Anne Arundel , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Herring Run:
Americas Best Value Inn Baltimore, Baltimore , 2 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel & Conference Center, Baltimore , 3 miles away
Days Inn Towson, Towson , 3 miles away
The Inn At Henderson's Wharf, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Baltimore , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn Towson, Towson , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Herring Run:
Maryland State Fairground, Lutherville Timonium, 8 miles away
Hart-Miller Island State Park - Pleasure Island, Fort Howard, 13 miles away
Hart-Miller Island State Park - Main Camp Ground, Essex, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Herring Run:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 28 miles away
Fort Washington Park, Fort Washington - MD , 42 miles away
North Point State Park, Maryland , 11 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 12 miles away
Hart-Miller Island State Park, Maryland , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Herring Run:
Mount Pleasant Golf Course, Baltimore , 2 miles away
Clifton Park Golf Course, Baltimore , 2 miles away
Baltimore Municipal Golf, Baltimore , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Herring Run
Lake Montebello, Baltimore (city) , 1 miles away
Druid Lake, Baltimore (city) , 5 miles away
Silver Lake, Baltimore (city) , 7 miles away

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