Little Kanawha River Arlington to Falls Mill and Burnsville to Parkersburg

Arlington, West Virginia 26376

Little Kanawha River Arlington to Falls Mill and Burnsville to Parkersburg

Little Kanawha River: Arlington to Falls Mill and Burnsville to Parkersburg Professional Review and Guide

"The Little Kanawha starts as a small trout stream in the mountains of southern Upshur County. Here, below Route 20, is where the only real whitewater in the watershed is found. The Little Kanawha headwaters are pinched between the Holly and Buckhannon Rivers, and they come “up” when the Buckhannon is “really high.” Between Arlington and Wildcat it’s a small creek with a steep gradient. Then it crosses a corner of Lewis County, getting big enough to be a river before entering Braxton County.

The five largest tributaries are the Hughes River, the West Fork of the Little Kanawha, Steer Creek, Leading Creek, and Reedy Creek. The Hughes River and several of its tributaries are described below. The West Fork starts in Calhoun County and joins with the Henry’s Fork at the Wirt/Calhoun County line. Steer Creek joins the Little Kanawha near Russett in Calhoun County. Leading Creek drains a sizeable portion off Gilmer and Lewis Counties to join the Little Kanawha below Glenville. Reedy Creek and its many forks join the Little Kanawha upstream of Elizabeth."

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Trail Information

Arlington
Nearby City
131
Distance
3 sections range from 3 hours to 9 days
Duration
Class I-V
Class
USGS Rock Cave, Walkerville, Hacker Valley, Newville, Orlando, Burnsville, Gilmer, Glenville, Tanner, Grantsville, Annamoriah, Burning Springs, Girta, Elizabeth, Kanawha, South Petersburg, Parkersburg
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Jul 2018