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Maryland whitewater, Sideling Hill Creek

Allegany Washington county, Sr 2011 to Potomac river section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     27 miles
  This stretch of Sideling Hill Creek in Allegany / Washington County is 27 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Maryland and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why
    not pack your camping stuff too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maryland are easier than the national norm, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. There are a few other
sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you're coming from Winchester it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.  
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 Sideling Hill Creek you can take a hike along the Silas Trail; you're sure to run into some fine folks from Little Orleans here. Going for a hike along the Gabriel Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. When you're here at Sideling Hill Creek it's always fun to visit Cacapon State Park, and a wonderful location to pop by is Swain Hollow. High temperatures at Sideling Hill Creek through the summertime are in the 80's.

Sideling Hill Creek, Sr 2011 to Potomac river road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Sideling Hill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sideling Hill Creek:
Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany / Washington County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Sr 2011 to Potomac river)
Fifteen Mile Creek, Allegany County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.5 miles long (US Route 40 to Potomac River)
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 12.3 miles long (CR 13 to CR 9)
Town Creek, Bedford County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Chaneysville to I-68)
Town Creek, -blank- County, 14 miles away
      Class I - 27 miles long (I-68 to Potomac River)
Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch, Berkeley/ Morgan County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.9 miles long (Sleepy Creek Dam to CR9)
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (CR 9 to Potomac confluence)
Flintstone Creek, Allegany County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.5 miles long (Flintstone Creek Road to Town Creek)
Cacapon River, Hampshire County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 12.6 miles long (US 50 at Capon Bridge to West Virginia 127 Bridge)
Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, Frederick County, 22 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (Route 50 to Dehaven)
 Ski Areas Near Sideling Hill Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 55 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 66 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 67 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 70 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 74 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 81 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Sideling Hill Creek:
Coolfont Resort, Berkeley Springs , 8 miles away
BEST WESTERN Berkeley Springs Inn, Berkeley Springs , 8 miles away
Inn And Spa At Berkeley Springs, Berkeley Springs , 9 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Hancock, Hancock , 10 miles away
Super 8 Hancock MD, Hancock , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sideling Hill Creek:
Indigo Neck Campground, Allegany County, 3 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Indigo Neck, Great Cacapon, 3 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Fifteen Mile Creek Camp Ground, Great Cacapon, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Sideling Hill Creek:
Gabriel Trail, Bedford , 6 miles away
Silas Trail, Bedford , 6 miles away
Fisher Trail, Bedford , 7 miles away
Lawhead Trail, Bedford , 7 miles away
Red Pine Trail, Bedford , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sideling Hill Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 43 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 43 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sideling Hill Creek:
Down-River Golf & Country Club, Everett , 17 miles away
Bedford Spring Golf Course, Bedford , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Sideling Hill Creek
Sleepy Creek Lake, Berkeley , 16 miles away

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