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Virginia whitewater, Pimmit Run

Fairfax Arlington county, Glebe Road to Potomac section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV(V)     0 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This section of Pimmit Run in Fairfax/ Arlington County is 0 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV(V) section. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this
    area has a large number of paddling spots. This is a very short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.
If you're coming from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria 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. The campgrounds here at Pimmit Run are pretty good. There are some good hotels near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The natural beauty of Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Pimmit Run make the trip  
here worthwhile.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to bump into some wonderful people from Glen Echo here; Glen Echo Park is a very pleasant place to go to. Beaches are good; and Bathing Beach near Pimmit Run is no exception, and The Potomac Gorge is another great location to visit nearby. This river is so wonderful. Hiking along the Woods Trail is nice fun. Don't leave Pimmit Run without popping by George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park, and do take a hike on the Upland Trail. During the warm days of summer here at Pimmit Run, high temperatures commonly reach the 80's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's.

Pimmit Run, Glebe Road to Potomac 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 Pimmit Run.
 Whitewater Near Pimmit Run:
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 0 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 0 miles long (Glebe Road to Potomac)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Little Falls)
Four Mile Run, Arlington County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Ohio Street to Arlington Ridge Road)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Old Dominion Drive to above Glebe Road)
Rock Creek, DC County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Military Road to Potomac River in D.)
Cabin John Creek, Montgomery County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (River Road to Potomac)
Rock Creek, n/a County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 4 miles long (Above Military Road to Pierce Mill Dam)
Scott's Run, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - -blank- miles long (Swinks Mill Road to Fairfax County Park trailhead)
Anacostia River - Northwest Branch, Prince Georges/ Montgomery County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 8 miles long (US Route 29 to Hyattsville)
Rock Creek, Mongomery County, 9 miles away
      Class I(II) - -blank- miles long (Rockville to Military Road)
 Ski Areas Near Pimmit Run:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 48 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Pimmit Run:
Columbia Island Marina, Arlington , 3 miles away
Columbia Island Marina, Washington , 5 miles away
Seafarers Boat Club, Washington , 6 miles away
Washington Marina, Washington , 6 miles away
Fairfax Yacht Club, Alexandria , 7 miles away
 Beaches Near Pimmit Run:
Bathing Beach, District of Columbia , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Pimmit Run:
Inns Of Virginia-Arlington, Arlington , 2 miles away
Comfort Inn Ballston, Arlington , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn ARLINGTON AT BALLSTON, Arlington , 3 miles away
Hilton Arlington, Arlington , 3 miles away
Oakwood At Merritt River, Norwalk , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pimmit Run:
C and O Canal NHP - Marsden Tract Group, West Mclean, 7 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Swains Lock, Potomac, 10 miles away
Harmony Place Trailer Park, Alexandria, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Pimmit Run:
Upland Trail, District of Columbia , 4 miles away
Woods Trail, District of Columbia , 4 miles away
Swamp Trail, District of Columbia , 4 miles away
Rock Creek Park Bike Trail, District of Columbia , 5 miles away
Western Ridge Trail, District of Columbia , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pimmit Run:
Glen Echo Park, McLean - VA , 2 miles away
Great Falls Park, McLean - VA , 4 miles away
George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park, Virginia , 12 miles away
Mason Neck State Park, Virginia , 16 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pimmit Run:
Golf Course, Arlington , 1 miles away
Washington Golf & Country Club, Arlington , 1 miles away
Brownson Harry B Country Club, Shelton , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Pimmit Run
Lake Barcroft, Fairfax , 5 miles away
Lake Needwood, Montgomery , 9 miles away
Greenbelt Lake, Prince George's , 16 miles away

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