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West Virginia whitewater, Trout Run

Hardy county, Halfmoon Trail to West Virginia 55/259 bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     7 miles
  The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Winchester, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. 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. For all you camping people there
    are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Whether
you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're stopping by Trout Run from Wardensville,
 
you won't be the only one, and don't leave Trout Run without first paying a visit to Winfred Tharp Spring. A journey to Blue Sea Gap is always fun, and you can have a good hiking adventure along the Halfmoon Lookout Trail. At this river you will never have a bad time. It's always glorious to explore Arie Vankan Spring, and going for a hike along the Peer Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. Trout Run gets a typical amount of annual rainfall. July is the month that gets the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. All through the summer months at Trout Run temperatures are usually in the 80's while nighttime lows are usually in the 60's.

Trout Run, Halfmoon Trail to West Virginia 55/259 bridge 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 Trout Run.
 Whitewater Near Trout Run:
Lost River, Hardy County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6 miles long (West Virginia 55/259 to West Virginia 259)
Trout Run, Hardy County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Halfmoon Trail to West Virginia 55/259 bridge)
Waites Run, Hardy County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.8 miles long (Wilson Cove to West Virginia 55)
North River, Hardy/ Hampshire County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Grassy Lick Run to Rio at West Virginia 29 bridge)
Stony Creek - North fork Shenandoah Tributary, Shenandoah County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Liberty Furnace to North Fork Shenandoah)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah / Frederick County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Above Route 55)
Lost River, Hampshire County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Lost River to West Virginia 55/259)
Tearcoat Creek, Hampshire County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.9 miles long (US 50 Close to Pleasantdale to confluence of North River)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah/ Frederick County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Route 55 to Route 11)
Mill Creek - Shenandoah Tributary, Shenandoah County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Route 42 to North Fork Shenandoah River)
 Ski Areas Near Trout Run:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 15 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 35 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 53 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 55 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 57 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 64 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 70 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 70 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Trout Run:
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES WOODSTOCK, Woodstock , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn Woodstock, Woodstock , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express WOODSTOCK-SHENANDOAH VALLEY, Woodstock , 12 miles away
Econo Lodge Woodstock, Woodstock , 12 miles away
Super 8 Mount Jackson/New Market Area, Mount Jackson , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Trout Run:
Wolf Gap, Lost City, 7 miles away
Trout Pond Campground, Hardy County, 8 miles away
Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Delray, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Trout Run:
Halfmoon Lookout Trail, Hardy , 3 miles away
Peer Trail, Hardy , 3 miles away
Squirrel Gap Trail, Hardy , 3 miles away
Crack Whip Furnace Trail, Hardy , 4 miles away
Mill Mountain Trail, Shenandoah , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Trout Run:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 24 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 61 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 25 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Trout Run:
Bryce Golf Course, Basye , 15 miles away
Glade Springs Resort Golf Course, Daniels , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Trout Run
Warden Lake, Hardy , 5 miles away
Woodstock Reservoir, Shenandoah , 15 miles away
Lake Laura, Shenandoah , 17 miles away

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