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Pennsylvania whitewater, Pine Creek

Allegheny county, Allison Park to Etna section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     6.5 miles
We did a short section, On Easter last. We plan to make it an annual event, from the intersection of Sample and Bryant Rd, to St. Ursla's church and Fire hall near corner of Duncan and Mt. Royal Blvd. We dragged a couple of times but it was amazing what you see from the creek, geese, wild turkey, and deer.  Nice little morning trip to get ready for regular canoe season. Says Stu

Interested in exact put in location I live in Allison
    park on Middle road.E-mail me at sueo3@verizon.net Thank you! Says Sue O

I have not kayaked here yet. It would be better if there was a recent rain event to raise the water levels some and up the challenge. some areas
are really shallow, but you can have lots of fun. Says Eric

The nature scenery of Pennsylvania and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Pittsburgh, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Allison Park to Etna stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river
tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. There are many good hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The Allison Park to Etna stretch of Pine Creek in Allegheny County is 6.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater.

Pine Creek, Allison Park to Etna 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 Pine Creek.
 Whitewater Near Pine Creek:
Pine Creek, Allegheny County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (Allison Park to Etna)
Montour Run, Allegheny County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Enlow to Groveton)
Sewickley Creek, Westmoreland County, 24 miles away
      Class III - 12 miles long (Yukon to Youghiogheny)
Slippery Rock Creek, -blank- County, 27 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Eckert's Bridge to Harris Bridge)
Connoquenessing Creek, Beaver County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Calgon to 2nd treatment plant)
Muddy Creek - Slippery Rock Tributary, Lawrence County, 28 miles away
      Class V - 0.35 miles long (to Slippery Rock Creek)
Slippery Rock Creek, Lawrence County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.7 miles long (Kennedy Mill to Eckert's Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Pine Creek:
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 14 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 65 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 82 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 87 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 88 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 97 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Pine Creek:
Crows Nest, Pittsburgh , 5 miles away
Newport Marina, Pittsburgh , 6 miles away
Peggy's Harbor, Pittsburgh , 6 miles away
Brilliant Boat Club, Pittsburgh , 7 miles away
Bell Harbor Yacht Club, Pittsburgh , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Pine Creek:
Hyatt House PItt Bloomfield Shadyside, Pittsburgh , 4 miles away
Courtyard Pittsburgh Shadyside, Pittsburgh , 4 miles away
Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center, Pittsburgh , 4 miles away
Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh , 4 miles away
Hotel Indigo PITTSBURGH EAST LIBERTY, Pittsburgh , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pine Creek:
Camp Adventure, Reading, 9 miles away
Mountain Top Bluegrass, Tarentum, 12 miles away
Pittsburgh North Campground, Cranberry Twp, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pine Creek:
Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away
McConnell's Mill State Park, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pine Creek:
Wildwood Golf Club, Allison Park , 3 miles away
Bob O'Connor Golf Course, Pittsburgh , 5 miles away
The Pittsburgh Golf Club, Pittsburgh , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Pine Creek
Lampher Reservoir, Allegheny , 2 miles away
Panther Hollow Lake, Allegheny , 5 miles away
Marshall Lake, Allegheny , 6 miles away

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