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Pennsylvania whitewater, Yellow Creek

Bedford county, Loysburg to Raystown Branch Juniata River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     10.4 miles
  The wonderful Pennsylvania scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Loysburg to Raystown Branch Juniata River section of Yellow Creek in Bedford County is 10.4 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Altoona, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Pennsylvania tend
    to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Loysburg to Raystown Branch Juniata River section is
one of them. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.  
Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
The Cornelius Trail offers hiking at its best, and there are plenty of folks from Hopewell here at Yellow Creek. There's great hiking along the Childers Ridge Trail, and nearby Woodcock Valley is a magnificent place to go. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Yellow Creek gets a common amount of precipitation. Throughout July this area sees the most rain, and February is the month with the least moisture. At Yellow Creek during the summertime highs are in the 80's.

Yellow Creek, Loysburg to Raystown Branch Juniata River 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 Yellow Creek.
 Whitewater Near Yellow Creek:
Yellow Creek, Bedford County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.4 miles long (Loysburg to Raystown Branch Juniata River)
Sideling Hill Creek, Fulton / Huntingdon County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 915 to LR31009)
Bobs Creek, Bedford County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.1 miles long (Dunning Creek to 1.7 miles above Pennsylvania Route 869)
Great Trough Creek, Huntingdon County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.3 miles long (T370 to Trough Creek State Park)
Town Creek, Bedford County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Chaneysville to I-68)
Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany / Washington County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Sr 2011 to Potomac river)
Big Cove Creek, Fulton County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (T379 to Licking Creek)
Little Conemaugh River, Cambria County, 25 miles away
      Class III - 5.6 miles long (Lilly to Portage)
Licking Creek, Fulton County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Knobsville to US Route 30)
Fifteen Mile Creek, Allegany County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.5 miles long (US Route 40 to Potomac River)
 Ski Areas Near Yellow Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 77 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 78 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 92 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 95 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Marinas Near Yellow Creek:
Seven Points Marina, Hesston , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Yellow Creek:
Best Western Plaza Inn, Breezewood , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BREEZEWOOD, Breezewood , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Breezewood, Breezewood , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Breeze Manor, Breezewood , 10 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Bedford, Bedford , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yellow Creek:
Heritage Cove Resort, Saxton, 6 miles away
Triangle Acres Family Campground, Everett, 8 miles away
Hideaway Campground, Everett, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Yellow Creek:
Childers Ridge Trail, Bedford , 8 miles away
Cornelius Trail, Bedford , 9 miles away
Moseby Trail, Fulton , 10 miles away
Huckleberry Trail, Fulton , 10 miles away
Waterflat Trail, Fulton , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yellow Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 57 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 57 miles away
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yellow Creek:
Down-River Golf & Country Club, Everett , 7 miles away
Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring , 10 miles away
King Valley Golf Club, Imler , 13 miles away

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