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West Virginia whitewater, Tygart Valley River

Randolph county, Valley Head to US 219 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     6 miles
  The Valley Head to US 219 section of Tygart Valley River is 6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II+ section. The starting point is not too far from Clarksburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. 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 lots of rivers in
    this state are good for beginners. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Valley Head to US 219 stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some
time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Tygart Valley River have people coming here.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Cass Railroad State Park is a tremendous location to stretch your legs a bit, and on a delightful day you can take a hike along the Mill Ridge Trail. Gotta ski! Snowshoe is a splendid place to do that, and if the weather is great, you can go for a hike along the Clay Run Trail. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. You'll meet a lot of people from Valley Head here, and places like Monongahela National Forest are tremendous to explore. Tygart Valley River is a rather wet place frequently with a lot of rainfall. July is the wettest month with most rain; February on the other hand is the driest.

Tygart Valley River, Valley Head to US 219 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 Tygart Valley River.
 Whitewater Near Tygart Valley River:
Tygart Valley River, Randolph County, 2 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (Valley Head to US 219)
Tygart Valley River, Randolph County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.7 miles long (confluence of Elkwater Fork to Huttonsville)
Mill Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.1 miles long (Kumbrabow State Forest to Mill Creek)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pocahontas / Randolph County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.4 miles long (Spruce to US Route 250)
Middle Fork, Randolph County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.4 miles long (Adolph to confluence with Long Run)
Buckhannon River - Left Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (Star to Alexander)
Elk River, Pocahontas/Randolph County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.4 miles long (Slatyfork to Elk Springs)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pochantas / Randolph County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (US Route 250 to MCamp Groundee Run)
Elk River - Back Fork, Webster County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.6 miles long (Confluence of Big Run to Confluence of Sugar Creek)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.3 miles long (Hosterman to Cass)
 Ski Areas Near Tygart Valley River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 9 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 35 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 48 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 50 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 70 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 83 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 88 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 89 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 92 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
 Hotels Near Tygart Valley River:
Serenity Now, Snowshoe , 9 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 20 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 22 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 23 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tygart Valley River:
Kumbrabow State Forest, Mill Creek, 5 miles away
Becky Creek Wildlife Management Area, Huttonsville, 6 miles away
Tygart Valley Campground, Huttonsville, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Tygart Valley River:
Clay Run Trail, Randolph , 4 miles away
Mill Ridge Trail, Randolph , 4 miles away
Mowry Run Trail, Randolph , 5 miles away
Raven Rocks Trail, Randolph , 5 miles away
Whitman Trail, Randolph , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tygart Valley River:
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 15 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tygart Valley River:
Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe, Snowshoe , 9 miles away

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