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Pennsylvania whitewater, Youghiogheny River

Fayette county, Ohiopyle Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     0.25 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Pennsylvania and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. This section of Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania is 0.25 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV section of whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Morgantown, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The campgrounds here at
    Youghiogheny River are pretty good. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The average Pennsylvania whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier
to master than those in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Ohiopyle Falls  
section is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Great Gorge Trail; do put some time aside to spend at Ohiopyle Falls if you're here at Youghiogheny River. Have a wonderful hiking adventure along the Mile Trail, and Cucumber Falls is a magnificent local attraction. This river is so good. If you're popping by Youghiogheny River from Ohiopyle, you won't be the only one, and if you want to pop by some out of the ordinary stuff, pop by Horseshoe Bend. Summertime at Youghiogheny River arrives with high temperatures in the 80's with overnight lows in the 60's.

Youghiogheny River, Ohiopyle Falls 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 Youghiogheny River.
 Whitewater Near Youghiogheny River:
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 0.25 miles long (Ohiopyle Falls)
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 0 miles away
      Class III - 7.4 miles long (Ohiopyle to Bruner Run)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Voyageurs - Outfitters, Fayette County, 0 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Beaver Creek, Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (LR 26023 to confluence with Meadow Run)
Meadow Run, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 7 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 381 to Youghiogheny River)
Indian Creek, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (Route 381 to Camp Carmel)
Fike Run, Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.8 miles long (to Gibbon Glade Run)
Drake Run, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Draketown to Youghiogheny River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Riversports, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 10.4 miles long (Confluence to Ohiopyle)
 Ski Areas Near Youghiogheny River:
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 16 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 19 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 19 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 46 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 75 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 84 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Youghiogheny River:
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 9 miles away
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Youghiogheny River:
Cobblestone Hotel And Suites, Connellsville , 11 miles away
The Hotel Limpia, Fort Davis , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MT. PLEASANT - SCOTTDALE, Mount Pleasant , 14 miles away
Days Inn Donegal, Donegal , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DONEGAL, Donegal , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Youghiogheny River:
Ohiopyle State Park - Kentuck Camp Ground, Ohiopyle, 1 miles away
Scarlett Knob Campground, Ohiopyle, 2 miles away
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, Mill Run, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Youghiogheny River:
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 1 miles away
Mile Trail, Fayette , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Youghiogheny River:
King's Mountain Golf Course, Rockwood , 12 miles away
Donegal Highlands Golf Course, Donegal , 15 miles away
Norvelt Golf Club, Mount Pleasant , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Youghiogheny River
Cranberry Glade Lake, Somerset , 9 miles away

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