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West Virginia whitewater, Greenbrier River - West Fork

Pocahontas county, Burner to confluence of East Fork at Durbin section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     7.9 miles
  If you're coming from Morgantown it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The Burner to confluence of East Fork at Durbin section of Greenbrier River - West Fork in West Virginia is 7.9 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The rivers
    for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. Some people prefer whitewater rafting
and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Burner to confluence of East Fork at Durbin section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come  
because it is a very popular destination. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Greenbrier River - West Fork without visiting Cass Railroad State Park; folks from Durbin love to come here. Greenbrier River - West Fork is right by the Burner Mountain Trail, and Monongahela National Forest is worth visiting. This river is always fun. Don't leave Greenbrier River - West Fork without first paying a visit to Cool Spring. You'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Snowshoe while you're here.

Greenbrier River - West Fork, Burner to confluence of East Fork at Durbin 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 Greenbrier River - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Greenbrier River - West Fork:
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (Durbin to Hosterman)
Greenbrier River - West Fork, Pocahontas County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.9 miles long (Burner to confluence of East Fork at Durbin)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pochantas / Randolph County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (US Route 250 to MCamp Groundee Run)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Randolph County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 13 miles long (MCamp Groundee Run to Bemis)
Greenbrier River - West Fork, Pocahontas County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Wildell to Burner)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.3 miles long (Hosterman to Cass)
Greenbrier River - East Fork, Pocahontas County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Island Campground to confluence with West Fork at Durbin)
Little River, Pocahontas County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (FS 17 to Burner)
Deer Creek, Pocahontas County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.4 miles long (Confluence with North Fork of Deer Creek to confluence with Greenbrier River)
Greenbrier River - East Fork, Pocahontas County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.1 miles long (FS 51 to Island Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Greenbrier River - West Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 15 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 34 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 35 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 38 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 61 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 71 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 74 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 74 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 85 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Greenbrier River - West Fork:
Serenity Now, Snowshoe , 14 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 16 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 18 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Greenbrier River - West Fork:
Little River Campground, Pocahontas County, 8 miles away
Island Campground, Pocahontas County, 8 miles away
Buffalo Lake Dispersed, Bartow, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Greenbrier River - West Fork:
Span Oak Trail, Pocahontas , 3 miles away
Burner Mountain Trail, Pocahontas , 5 miles away
Stonecoal Hunter Access Trail, Randolph , 5 miles away
Crouch Ridge Trail, Randolph , 6 miles away
Whitmeadow Hunter Access Trail, Randolph , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Greenbrier River - West Fork:
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 3 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Greenbrier River - West Fork:
Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe, Snowshoe , 18 miles away

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