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

Grant county, Hopeville to Confluence of South Branch section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     6 miles
  The Hopeville to Confluence of South Branch section of Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch in West Virginia is 6 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. If you're coming from Harrisonburg
    it's not a long drive at all to the starting location. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. You might be into
whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good places for that around here. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch have  
people coming here. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch you stumble on the North Mountain Trail which is a fine hiking trail, and Canaan Valley has great slopes and a friendly staff. Going for a hike on the Boars Nest Trail is always a fine adventure, and while you're here why not check out Roy Gap. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. While you're here at Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch you will meet lots of people from close by Seneca Rocks, and no need to travel far to have a look at attention-grabbing stuff like Seneca Rocks.

   

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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 - North Fork of South Branch, Grant County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.2 miles long (Head of Hopeville Canyon to Hopeville)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Pendelton/Grant County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.6 miles long (Seneca Rocks to Head of Hopeville Canyon)
Seneca Creek, Pendleton County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 6.2 miles long (Forest Service Campground to Route 28)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Pendleton County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.6 miles long (Riverton to Seneca Rocks)
Red Creek, Tucker/ Randolph County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.9 miles long (D4149 North Branch Bridge to confluence with Dry Fork)
Potomac River - South Branch, Pendleton/ Grant County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 9 miles long (US 220 to Big Bend Campground)
Red Creek, Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 7.2 miles long (Red Creek Recreation Area to North Branch Bridge)
Potomac River - South Branch, Pendleton County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Ruddle to US 220)
Waites Run, Pendleton County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 1.8 miles long (Up Forest Service Road to Seneca Creek)
Potomac River - South Branch, Grant County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 16 miles long (Big Bend Campground to US220)
 Ski Areas Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 9 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 11 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 38 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 43 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 48 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 49 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 58 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 58 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 66 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch:
Montvallee Motel, Monterey , 27 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 32 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 32 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 33 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch:
Yokum's Vacationland and Princess Snowbird's Indian Village, Seneca Rocks, 3 miles away
Seneca Shadows - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 6 miles away
Seneca Campground, Pendleton County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch:
North Mountain Trail, Pendleton , 3 miles away
Boars Nest Trail, Randolph , 6 miles away
South Prong Trail, Randolph , 6 miles away
South Branch Trail, Pendleton , 7 miles away
Red Creek Trail, Tucker , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 65 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 33 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away

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