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Maryland whitewater, Piney Run

Carroll county, Arrington Road to Marriottsville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     2 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Baltimore-Towson, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are
    great reasons to come. The Arrington Road to Marriottsville stretch of Piney Run in Maryland is 2 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.
This stretch is short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Piney Run you will meet lots of
 
people from close by Marriottsville. Patapsco Valley State Park is a striking spot any time of year, and sites like Patuxent River State Park are great to visit. This river is so wonderful. Piney Run gets a normal amount of annual rainfall. Most of the rain falls through June, and February is when it's the driest. For the period of the warmest time of the year at Piney Run temperatures are frequently in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's while Piney Run night low temperatures through the wintertime are in the 10's.

Piney Run, Arrington Road to Marriottsville 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 Piney Run.
 Whitewater Near Piney Run:
Piney Run, Carroll County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Arrington Road to Marriottsville)
Patapsco River, Howard/Baltimore/Carroll County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.5 miles long (Woodstock to Elkridge)
Patuxent River, Howard County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 15.3 miles long (Carroll Mill Road to Savage Mill)
Little Patuxent River, Howard County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (US Route 29 to US Route 1)
Patapsco River - South Branch, Howard/ Carroll County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 14 miles long (Woodbine to Woodstock)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Lochearn to Franklintown Road)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Franklintown Road to Carroll Park Golf Course)
Jones Falls, Baltimore County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Lake Roland to Round Falls)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Graves Run Road to Prettyboy Reservoir)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Prettyboy Dam to Falls Road)
 Ski Areas Near Piney Run:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 79 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Piney Run:
The Inn At Peralynna, Columbia , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Owings Mills, MD, Owings Mills , 8 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore-Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 8 miles away
Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, Columbia , 9 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Columbia, Columbia , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Piney Run:
Beth Tfiloh Camps, Reisterstown, 7 miles away
Ramblin Pines, Woodbine, 8 miles away
Woodbine Campground, Howard County, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Piney Run:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 20 miles away
Glen Echo Park, McLean - VA , 26 miles away
Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland , 6 miles away
Patuxent River State Park, Maryland , 14 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Piney Run:
Waverly Woods Golf Club, Marriottsville , 3 miles away
Willow Springs Golf Course, Sykesville , 4 miles away
Willow Springs Golf Course, West Friendship , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Piney Run
Triadelphia Reservoir, Howard , 11 miles away
Tridelphia Reservoir, Montgomery , 11 miles away
Westminster Community Pond, Carroll , 13 miles away

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