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Maryland whitewater, Little Seneca Creek

Montgomery county, Boyds to Darnestown section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     5.2 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This section of Little Seneca Creek in Montgomery County is 5.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be
    a class II(III) section. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. There are some good hotels near the river, but do book a room before you
come because it is a very popular destination. The Boyds to Darnestown stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. The nature scenery of Montgomery County and the cool fresh water beats anything. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at  
a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Meadow Trail, and Little Seneca Creek is a place with many visitors from Washington Grove. Don't leave Little Seneca Creek without first going for a hike along the Paw Paw Passage Trail. Seneca Creek State Park is a fine site to have a look at, and Glen Echo Park is one of the destinations that are glorious to visit nearby. Patuxent River State Park is a fine place. Little Seneca Creek gets a common amount of annual precipitation. May is the month that gets the most rain while February is generally the driest month.

Little Seneca Creek, Boyds to Darnestown road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Little Seneca Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Seneca Creek:
Little Seneca Creek, Montgomery County, 1 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5.2 miles long (Boyds to Darnestown)
Rock Creek, Mongomery County, 3 miles away
      Class I(II) - -blank- miles long (Rockville to Military Road)
Cabin John Creek, Montgomery County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (River Road to Potomac)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.6 miles long (Through Great Falls)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 7 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6.5 miles long (Mather Gorge to Lock 10)
Difficult Run, Fairfax County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 0.9 miles long (Old Georgetown Pike to Potomac River)
Scott's Run, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - -blank- miles long (Swinks Mill Road to Fairfax County Park trailhead)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Little Falls)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Old Dominion Drive to above Glebe Road)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Violette's Lock - GW Canal Loop)
 Ski Areas Near Little Seneca Creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 98 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Little Seneca Creek:
Columbia Island Marina, Arlington , 13 miles away
Columbia Island Marina, Washington , 14 miles away
Seafarers Boat Club, Washington , 15 miles away
Washington Marina, Washington , 16 miles away
Fairfax Yacht Club, Alexandria , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Little Seneca Creek:
Bathing Beach, District of Columbia , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Seneca Creek:
Hilton Garden Inn Rockville-Gaithersburg, Rockville , 1 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Rockville-Gaithersburg, Rockville , 1 miles away
Courtyard Rockville, Rockville , 1 miles away
Sleep Inn Rockville, Rockville , 1 miles away
Radisson Hotel Washington DC-Rockville, Rockville , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Seneca Creek:
C and O Canal NHP - Swains Lock, Potomac, 5 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Marsden Tract Group, West Mclean, 6 miles away
Valley Mill Camp, Germantown, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Little Seneca Creek:
Paw Paw Passage Trail, Fairfax , 6 miles away
Meadow Trail, Fairfax , 6 miles away
Potomac Heritage Trail, Fairfax , 6 miles away
Gold Mine Trail, Montgomery , 6 miles away
Western Ridge Trail, District of Columbia , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Seneca Creek:
Glen Echo Park, McLean - VA , 8 miles away
Great Falls Park, McLean - VA , 9 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 9 miles away
Patuxent River State Park, Maryland , 15 miles away
George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park, Virginia , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Seneca Creek:
The Golfe, Potomac , 2 miles away
Needwood Golf Course, Derwood , 4 miles away
Woodmont Country Club, Rockville , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Seneca Creek
Lake Needwood, Montgomery , 4 miles away
Lake Barcroft, Fairfax , 14 miles away
Tridelphia Reservoir, Montgomery , 14 miles away

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