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West Virginia whitewater, Middle Fork

Randolph county, Adolph to confluence with Long Run section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     12.4 miles
  The nature scenery of Randolph County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Clarksburg, as you can see on the road map further
    down. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels
fill up quick. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your camp stove. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This section of Middle Fork is 12.4 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There's camping available near Middle Fork. This river system is full of great paddling  
stretches, the Adolph to confluence with Long Run stretch is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Rich Mountain Trail is always a fine adventure, and dropping by Audra State Park is a great thing to do. Here at Middle Fork you'll probably meet some people from Mabie; close by you discover the Raven Rocks Trail which is a magnificent hiking trail. This river has so much to offer. Summertime highs at Middle Fork usually tend to be in the 80's. Summer overnight lows drop down to the 50's. For the period of the winter highs are in the 30's; overnight lows during the winter for Middle Fork tend to be in the 10's.

Middle Fork, Adolph to confluence with Long Run 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 Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Middle Fork:
Middle Fork, Randolph County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.4 miles long (Adolph to confluence with Long Run)
Buckhannon River - Left Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (Star to Alexander)
Mill Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.1 miles long (Kumbrabow State Forest to Mill Creek)
Roaring Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Coalton to confluence of Tygart Valley River above Norton)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.7 miles long (Tenmile to Sago)
Sand Run, Upshur County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.4 miles long (Confluence of Beech Run to confluence of Buckhannon River)
Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Helvetia to Newlonton)
Middle Fork, Barbour/Randolph County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.4 miles long (Alexander to Tenmile)
Tygart Valley River, Randolph County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.7 miles long (confluence of Elkwater Fork to Huttonsville)
 Ski Areas Near Middle Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 22 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 45 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 47 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 48 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 63 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 90 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 91 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 92 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Middle Fork:
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 15 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 16 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Middle Fork:
Kumbrabow State Forest, Mill Creek, 9 miles away
Tygart Valley Campground, Huttonsville, 10 miles away
Becky Creek Wildlife Management Area, Huttonsville, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Middle Fork:
Raven Rocks Trail, Randolph , 8 miles away
Rich Mountain Trail, Randolph , 9 miles away
Mill Ridge Trail, Randolph , 9 miles away
Clay Run Trail, Randolph , 9 miles away
Whitman Trail, Randolph , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Middle Fork:
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 19 miles away
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Middle Fork:
Buckhannon Country Club, Buckhannon , 10 miles away
Riverbend Golf Club, Buckhannon , 15 miles away

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