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Pennsylvania whitewater, Hinckston Run

Cambria county, Hinckston Falls Area section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     0.1 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Pennsylvania tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This stretch of Hinckston Run in Pennsylvania is 0.1 miles long and has been rated as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Johnstown. The scenic beauty of Cambria County and the water flowing gracefully
    down Hinckston Run will make you feel great. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for
a while will make you glad you came. This stretch is very short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Hinckston Falls Area stretch is the only paddling stretch along Hinckston Run. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're stopping by Hinckston Run from Johnstown, you won't
 
    be the only one, and if the weather is good, you can go for a hike along the Roger Mountain Trail. The Laurel Highlands Trail is a wonderful hiking trail in close proximity to Hinckston Run. For the duration of the months
  of summer at Hinckston Run highs are commonly in the 70's. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's; nighttime lows throughout the winter for Hinckston Run tend to be in the 10's. The high level of rain makes Hinckston Run a quite wet place. Most of the rain falls through July, and the driest month is February.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Hinckston Run.
 Whitewater Near Hinckston Run:
Conemaugh River, Cambria/ Westmoreland County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 25.9 miles long (Johnstown to Torrance)
Paint Creek, Somerset County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (SR 56 to Stonycreek River)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.6 miles long (Foustwell to Carpenters Park)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 6 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 1.7 miles long (Hollsopple to Foustwell)
Little Conemaugh River, Cambria County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 10.2 miles long (South Fork to Johnstown)
Roaring Fork, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (Rt 160 Bridge to confluence with Shade Creek)
Shade Creek, Somerset County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.6 miles long (Confluence of Dark and Clear Shade to Stony Creek)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 3.4 miles long (Boswell to Reservoir)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 3.62 miles long (SR 160 to Quemahoning Dam)
Blacklick Creek, Indiana County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Route 56 to Josephine)
 Ski Areas Near Hinckston Run:
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 19 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 51 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 76 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 78 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 80 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Hinckston Run:
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-DOWNTOWN, Johnstown , 1 miles away
Econo Lodge Johnstown, Johnstown , 1 miles away
Holiday Inn Express JOHNSTOWN, Johnstown , 5 miles away
Knights Inn Johnstown, Johnstown , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Johnstown, Johnstown , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hinckston Run:
Quemahoning Family Recreation Area, Jerome, 9 miles away
Nanty Glo Municipal Authority Pool and Park, Nanty Glo, 10 miles away
Woodland Park, Ebensburg, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Hinckston Run:
Roger Mountain Trail, Indiana , 6 miles away
Laurel Highlands Trail, Westmoreland , 6 miles away
Clark Run Trail, Indiana , 7 miles away
Lost Turkey Trail, Somerset , 12 miles away
John P Saylor Trail, Somerset , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hinckston Run:
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hinckston Run:
Richland Greens Golf Center, Johnstown , 4 miles away
North Fork Golf Club, Johnstown , 6 miles away
Pleasant Valley Golf Course, Vintondale , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Hinckston Run
Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset , 8 miles away
Indian Lake, Somerset , 16 miles away

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