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Virginia whitewater, Tye River - Upper North Fork

Nelson county, Adrenaline Alley section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     0.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Nelson County and the water flowing gracefully down Tye River - Upper North Fork have people coming here. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Staunton-Waynesboro, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section is very short so no need to bring snacks. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so better
    not forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of
people. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This section of Tye River - Upper North Fork in Nelson County is 0.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater. When you're  
paddling down a Blue Ridge Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Adrenaline Alley stretch is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Skiing at Wintergreen is one of those things you just must do; while you're here why not pop by Wolf Hollow. Just can't get enough of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The White Rock Gap Trail offers hiking at its best; this is a popular location for people from Montebello. At this river you will never have a bad time. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Tye River - Upper North Fork; Cold Spring Bald Mountain Trail is a splendid local trail.

Tye River - Upper North Fork, Adrenaline Alley 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 Tye River - Upper North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Tye River - Upper North Fork:
Tye River - Upper North Fork, Nelson County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 0.5 miles long (Adrenaline Alley)
Tye River - North Fork, Nelson County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Above Nash to Confluence with Tye River)
Tye River - Upper South Fork, Nelson County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Montebello to first Route 56 bridge)
Tye River - South Fork, Nelson County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 3.7 miles long (Route 56 to Nash)
Tye River, Nelson County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Nash to Tye River)
Shoe Creek, Amherst/Nelson County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (North Fork to Piney)
Piney River, Nelson/Amherst County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Alhambra to Woodson)
Marl Creek - South R.Trib, Rockbridge County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1 miles long (Steele's Tavern to Virginia-56)
Back Creek - South River Tributary, Augusta County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Sherando Lake to South River)
Irish Creek, Rockbridge County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Irish Creek Mission to South River)
 Ski Areas Near Tye River - Upper North Fork:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 11 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 37 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 53 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 56 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 65 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 66 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 68 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 93 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Tye River - Upper North Fork:
Hometown Inn Staunton, Staunton , 8 miles away
Cabin Creekwood, Lyndhurst , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Raphine, Raphine , 10 miles away
Days Inn Staunton/ Mint Springs, Staunton , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn Staunton, Staunton , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tye River - Upper North Fork:
Crabtree Falls Campgrounds, Tyro, 2 miles away
Camp Blue Ridge, Montebello, 3 miles away
Montebello Camping & Fishing, Montebello, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Tye River - Upper North Fork:
Cold Spring Bald Mountain Trail, Augusta , 4 miles away
White Rock Gap Trail, Augusta , 5 miles away
Stony Run Trail, Augusta , 5 miles away
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Augusta , 6 miles away
Mills Creek Trail, Augusta , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tye River - Upper North Fork:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 59 miles away
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 62 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tye River - Upper North Fork:
Devils Knob Golf Course, Nellysford , 11 miles away
Spring Creek Golf Club, Zion Crossroads , 11 miles away
Bunker Valley Golf Range, Waynesboro , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Tye River - Upper North Fork
Lake Monocan, Nelson , 16 miles away

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