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Virginia whitewater, Hunt's Branch

Dickenson county, Highway 80 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     0.7 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Hunt's Branch will make you feel great. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so better not forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. This section of Hunt's Branch is 0.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V+ section. Getting a good workout and
    just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.
This is an extremely short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. When you're paddling down a Cumberland Plateau Mountains river  
like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. If you're coming from Bristol it's not a long drive at all to the starting location.

Briefly about the general area:
Breaks Interstate Park. is a scenic place any time of year, and do schedule some time to pop by Garden Hole if you have a chance. So many amusing things in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains, just incredible. The great people of Breaks like to hang out close by; what would a place like Hunt's Branch be without interesting close by marks like The Breaks. This river is so wonderful. Near Hunt's Branch you discover pleasant places like The Notches, and Lovers Leap is a great site to stop at while in the region.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Hunt's Branch.
 Whitewater Near Hunt's Branch:
Hunt's Branch, Dickenson County, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.7 miles long (Highway 80)
Grassy Creek, Pike County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 0.94 miles long (Gateway Motel to Russell Fork)
Grassy Creek, Dickenson County, 1 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2 miles long (Breaks to Russell Fork)
Russell Fork, Dickenson County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 3.8 miles long (Garden Hole Road to Kentucky takeout)
Russell Fork, Pike County, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Gorge takeout to Elkhorn City)
Russell Fork, Dickenson County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Virginia 611 to Garden Hole Road)
Pound River, Dickenson County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Route 739 to Route 611)
Prater Creek, Dickenson County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Prater to Haysi)
Pound River, Wise/ Dickenson County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.5 miles long (Route 624 to Pound Fishing Access)
Clinch River, Scott/Russell County, 22 miles away
      Class I - 18 miles long (St. Paul to Dungannon)
 Ski Areas Near Hunt's Branch:
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 67 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Hunt's Branch:
Flanagan Marina, Clintwood , 7 miles away
Appalachian Marina, Pikeville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Hunt's Branch:
Comfort Inn Grundy, Grundy , 13 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Clintwood , 14 miles away
Brookshire Inn, Pikeville , 18 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Pikeville, Pikeville , 19 miles away
Sycamore Inn, Williamson , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hunt's Branch:
Breaks Interstate Park, Breaks, 1 miles away
Fishtrap Lake #2, Lick Creek, 6 miles away
Lower Twin, Elkhorn City, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Hunt's Branch:
Pine Mountain Trail, Letcher , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hunt's Branch:
Breaks Interstate Park., Virginia , 1 miles away
Panther State Forest, West Virginia , 29 miles away
Cabwaylingo State Park, West Virginia , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hunt's Branch:
Willowbrook Country Club, Breaks , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Hunt's Branch
Fishtrap Lake, Pike , 11 miles away

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