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Pennsylvania whitewater, Fike Run

Fayette county, to Gibbon Glade Run section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     4.8 miles
  The natural beauty of Pennsylvania and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Morgantown, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The to Gibbon Glade Run section of Fike Run is 4.8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V section. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away
    from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places.
The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the to Gibbon Glade Run section is one of them. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on  
an afternoon. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Mile Trail is always a good adventure, and there are plenty of people from Gibbon Glade here. There are good places to discover along the Great Gorge Trail. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Fike Run. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 60's. All through the wintertime highs are usually in the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Fike Run. Fike Run gets a common amount of annual precipitation.

Fike Run, to Gibbon Glade Run 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 Fike Run.
 Whitewater Near Fike Run:
Fike Run, Fayette County, 1 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.8 miles long (to Gibbon Glade Run)
Meadow Run, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 7 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 381 to Youghiogheny River)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Rt. 68 to Route 26)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston WV / Fayette/PA County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Pennsylvania-West Virginia State Line to Bruceton Mills)
Laurel Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (CR 2 bridge to confluence of Big Sandy Creek)
Beaver Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (CR 11/1 to confluence with Little Sandy Creek)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.8 miles long (Bruceton Mills to Rockville)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.35 miles long (Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek)
Beaver Creek, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (LR 26023 to confluence with Meadow Run)
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 7.4 miles long (Ohiopyle to Bruner Run)
 Ski Areas Near Fike Run:
Wisp, Maryland , 18 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 37 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 39 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 40 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 75 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 75 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Fike Run:
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 13 miles away
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 19 miles away
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Fike Run:
Hampton Inn Uniontown, Uniontown , 14 miles away
Fairfield Inn Uniontown, Uniontown , 14 miles away
Comfort Suites Uniontown, Uniontown , 15 miles away
Super 8 Uniontown PA, Uniontown , 15 miles away
Park Inn By Radisson Uniontown, PA, Uniontown , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fike Run:
Five Pines Camping and Recreation, Farmington, 2 miles away
Tall Oaks Campground, Farmington, 3 miles away
Chestnut Ridge Regional Park and Campground, Bruceton Mills, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Fike Run:
Mile Trail, Fayette , 9 miles away
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fike Run:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 39 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fike Run:
Uniontown Country Club, Uniontown , 12 miles away
Duck Hollow Golf Club, Uniontown , 16 miles away
Springdale Golf Club, Uniontown , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Fike Run
Cranberry Glade Lake, Somerset , 17 miles away
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 18 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 19 miles away

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