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Virginia whitewater, Four Mile Run

Arlington county, Ohio Street to Arlington Ridge Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     4.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, as you can see on the road map further down. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. This section of Four Mile Run in Virginia is 4.5 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Virginia
    and the water flowing gracefully down Four Mile Run make the trip here worthwhile. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. Lodging is available near the river, but
do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The Ohio Street to Arlington Ridge Road stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the
 
general area:
On a good day at Four Mile Run you can take a hike along the Upland Trail, and Mason Neck State Park is a great place to take a look at on a wonderful day. If you're looking for a beach close to Four Mile Run, we recommend Bathing Beach, and you'll meet a lot of people from Arlington here. This is a really good river. Going to George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park next to Four Mile Run is a good thing to do, and if the weather is perfect, you can go for a hike along the Woods Trail. If you havenít been to Glen Echo Park, you must schedule some time for it while you're here.

Four Mile Run, Ohio Street to Arlington Ridge Road 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 Four Mile Run.
 Whitewater Near Four Mile Run:
Four Mile Run, Arlington County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Ohio Street to Arlington Ridge Road)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 4 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 0 miles long (Glebe Road to Potomac)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Little Falls)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Old Dominion Drive to above Glebe Road)
Rock Creek, n/a County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 4 miles long (Above Military Road to Pierce Mill Dam)
Rock Creek, DC County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Military Road to Potomac River in D.)
Cabin John Creek, Montgomery County, 8 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (River Road to Potomac)
Accotink Creek, Fairfax County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (King Arthur Road to Telegraph Road)
Scott's Run, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - -blank- miles long (Swinks Mill Road to Fairfax County Park trailhead)
Anacostia River - Northwest Branch, Prince Georges/ Montgomery County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 8 miles long (US Route 29 to Hyattsville)
 Ski Areas Near Four Mile Run:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Four Mile Run:
Columbia Island Marina, Arlington , 2 miles away
Columbia Island Marina, Washington , 3 miles away
Fairfax Yacht Club, Alexandria , 4 miles away
Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria , 5 miles away
Washington Marina, Washington , 5 miles away
 Beaches Near Four Mile Run:
Bathing Beach, District of Columbia , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Four Mile Run:
Residence Inn Arlington Ballston, Arlington , 1 miles away
Oakwood At Avalon Ballston Sq, Arlington , 1 miles away
Hilton Arlington, Arlington , 1 miles away
Oakwood At Merritt River, Norwalk , 1 miles away
Hampton Inn Alexandria-Pentagon South VA, Alexandria , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Four Mile Run:
Harmony Place Trailer Park, Alexandria, 7 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Marsden Tract Group, West Mclean, 10 miles away
Fort Belvoir, Fort Belvoir, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Four Mile Run:
Woods Trail, District of Columbia , 3 miles away
Upland Trail, District of Columbia , 4 miles away
Swamp Trail, District of Columbia , 4 miles away
Rock Creek Park Bike Trail, District of Columbia , 5 miles away
Valley Trail, District of Columbia , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Four Mile Run:
Glen Echo Park, McLean - VA , 6 miles away
Great Falls Park, McLean - VA , 6 miles away
George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park, Virginia , 8 miles away
Mason Neck State Park, Virginia , 13 miles away
Smallwood State Park, Maryland , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Four Mile Run:
Army Navy Country Club, Arlington , 3 miles away
Golf Course, Arlington , 3 miles away
Washington Golf & Country Club, Arlington , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Four Mile Run
Lake Barcroft, Fairfax , 3 miles away
Lake Needwood, Montgomery , 13 miles away
Burke Lake, Fairfax , 14 miles away

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