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West Virginia whitewater, Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch

Pendelton Grant county, Seneca Rocks to Head of Hopeville Canyon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     9.6 miles
  The nature scenery of Pendelton/Grant County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for
    a morning trip. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch of Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch in Pendelton/Grant County is 9.6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class
I-III section of whitewater. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Seneca Rocks to Head of Hopeville Canyon section is just one of many. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. The starting location is a  
reasonable drive from Harrisonburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch without first checking out Yellow Rocks. Going for a hike along the Redman Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Really wonderful skiing awaits you at Timberline, and a visit to Trout Rocks Spring will fill your soul with nice feelings. At this river you will always have a good time. Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch is not far at all from Cabins.

Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Seneca Rocks to Head of Hopeville Canyon road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch:
Potomac River - South Branch, Grant County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 16 miles long (Big Bend Campground to US220)
Potomac River - South Branch, Pendleton/ Grant County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 9 miles long (US 220 to Big Bend Campground)
Red Creek, Tucker County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 7.2 miles long (Red Creek Recreation Area to North Branch Bridge)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Pendelton/Grant County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.6 miles long (Seneca Rocks to Head of Hopeville Canyon)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Grant County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.2 miles long (Head of Hopeville Canyon to Hopeville)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Grant County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Hopeville to Confluence of South Branch)
Red Creek, Tucker/ Randolph County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.9 miles long (D4149 North Branch Bridge to confluence with Dry Fork)
Potomac River - South Branch, Pendleton County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Ruddle to US 220)
Potomac River - South Branch, Grant/ Hardy County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 18.8 miles long (US 220 South of Petersburg to US 220 North of Moorefield)
Seneca Creek, Pendleton County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 6.2 miles long (Forest Service Campground to Route 28)
 Ski Areas Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch:
Timberline, West Virginia , 11 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 11 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 35 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 36 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 46 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 55 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 59 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 60 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 65 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch:
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 32 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 32 miles away
Montvallee Motel, Monterey , 33 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 35 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch:
Jess Judy Group, Cabins, 3 miles away
Smoke Hole Campground, Pendleton County, 3 miles away
Big Bend - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch:
Redman Trail, Grant , 1 miles away
South Branch Trail, Pendleton , 3 miles away
Loop Trail, Grant , 3 miles away
North Fork Mountain Trail, Grant , 4 miles away
South Prong Trail, Randolph , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 59 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 18 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch:
Capon Springs & Farms, Capon Springs , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch
Mount Storm Lake, Grant , 16 miles away

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