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Pennsylvania whitewater, Loyalhanna Creek

Westmoreland county, Rector to Latrobe section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     16.4 miles
  The natural beauty of Westmoreland County and the water flowing gracefully down Loyalhanna Creek attract people from near and far. If you're coming from Somerset it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Pennsylvania
    are often more forgiving than in other states, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good
places for that around here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There's camping available near Loyalhanna Creek. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Rector to  
Latrobe section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to run into some good folks from Youngstown here, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Loyalhanna Creek; Brant Trail is a glorious local trail. You'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Hidden Valley while you're here. There's magnificent hiking along the Darr Trail, and a great location is Saint Clair Hollow. An average amount of rainfall falls at Loyalhanna Creek. During July this area sees the most rain, and February is when it's the driest. At Loyalhanna Creek through the long summer days highs are in the 80's; all through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Loyalhanna Creek, Rector to Latrobe 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 Loyalhanna Creek.
 Whitewater Near Loyalhanna Creek:
Loyalhanna Creek, Westmoreland County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.4 miles long (Rector to Latrobe)
Fourmile Run, Westmoreland County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Route 130 to Loyalhanna Creek at Darlington)
Jacobs Creek, Westmoreland County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Acme to Laurelville)
Crabtree Creek, Westmoreland County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 4.1 miles long (Crabtree to New Alexandria)
Laurel Hill Creek, Somerset County, 15 miles away
      Class II+ - 16.2 miles long (Laruel Hill State Park to Ursina)
Tubmill Creek, Westmoreland County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.6 miles long (Route 711 to Bolivar)
Indian Creek, Fayette County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (Route 381 to Camp Carmel)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 20 miles away
      Class III - 3.62 miles long (SR 160 to Quemahoning Dam)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 21 miles away
      Class III - 3.4 miles long (Boswell to Reservoir)
Drake Run, Somerset County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Draketown to Youghiogheny River)
 Ski Areas Near Loyalhanna Creek:
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 11 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 12 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 12 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 37 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 64 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 66 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 85 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 100 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Loyalhanna Creek:
SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Latrobe, Latrobe , 5 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Latrobe, Latrobe , 5 miles away
Ramada Ligonier, Ligonier , 5 miles away
Days Inn Donegal, Donegal , 9 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DONEGAL, Donegal , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Loyalhanna Creek:
Forbes Trail Camp, Ligonier, 6 miles away
Donne Lake Campground, Stahlstown, 7 miles away
Keystone State Pk Visitor Center, Derry, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Loyalhanna Creek:
Darr Trail, Westmoreland , 9 miles away
Brant Trail, Westmoreland , 10 miles away
Wolf Rocks Trail, Westmoreland , 11 miles away
East End Trail, Somerset , 14 miles away
Spruce Run Trail, Somerset , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Loyalhanna Creek:
Ligonier Country Club, Ligonier , 5 miles away
Latrobe Country Club Guest House, Latrobe , 5 miles away
Treesdale Golf And Country Club, Gibsonia , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Loyalhanna Creek
Cranberry Glade Lake, Somerset , 19 miles away

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