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West Virginia whitewater, Cheat River - Glady Fork

Randolph Tucker county, CR 12 bridge Close to Sully to confluence of Dry Fork Close to Gladwin section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     8.9 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Morgantown, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. 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 rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. This stretch of Cheat River - Glady Fork in Randolph Tucker County is 8.9 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater
    as a class I-III section. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. The natural beauty of Randolph Tucker County and the water flowing gracefully down Cheat River - Glady Fork make
the trip here worthwhile. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem 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 around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Blackwater Falls State Park when you're here at Cheat River - Glady Fork is never a bad idea; the Bennet Rock Trail is a great hiking trail nearby. Very wonderful scenery and good skiing is what you get at Canaan Valley. On a delightful day at Cheat River - Glady Fork you can take a hike along the Mountain Side Trail, and you'll meet a lot of people from Red Creek here. High temperatures at Cheat River - Glady Fork during the warm months are in the 80's; through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Cheat River - Glady Fork, CR 12 bridge Close to Sully to confluence of Dry Fork Close to Gladwin 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 Cheat River - Glady Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cheat River - Glady Fork:
Cheat River - Glady Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.9 miles long (CR 12 bridge Close to Sully to confluence of Dry Fork Close to Gladwin)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Jenningston to Hendricks)
Red Run, Tucker County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Ford at FS 13 road to confluence of Dry Fork)
Cheat River - Laurel Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (US 33 Bridge to Cheat River Dry Fork)
Otter Creek, Tucker County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2.6 miles long (Big Springs Gap to Cheat River)
Cheat River - Black Fork, Tucker County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Confluence of Blackwater River and Dry Fork at Hendricks to confluence of Shavers Fork)
Otter Creek, Randolph / Tucker County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (to Big Spring Gap)
Cheat River - Glady Fork, Randolph County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.9 miles long (US 33 Bridge to CR 12 bridge Close to Sully)
Blackwater River, Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 7 miles long (North Fork Confluence to Hendricks)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (Confluence of Gandy Creek to CR 32/4 bridge over Dry Fork)
 Ski Areas Near Cheat River - Glady Fork:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 10 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 13 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 34 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 42 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 57 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 59 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 65 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Cheat River - Glady Fork:
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 19 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 19 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 20 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cheat River - Glady Fork:
Bear Heaven Campground, Elkins, 8 miles away
Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Dryfork, 8 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, Thomas, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Cheat River - Glady Fork:
Mountain Side Trail, Tucker , 4 miles away
Bennet Rock Trail, Tucker , 4 miles away
Shavers Mountain Trail, Randolph , 4 miles away
Green Mountain Trail, Tucker , 4 miles away
Otter Creek Trail, Randolph , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cheat River - Glady Fork:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 9 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cheat River - Glady Fork:
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 10 miles away

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