Tributaries of the Kanawha River Loup Creek North Page to Deepwater, Armstrong Creek MacDunn to Kimberly, and Paint Creek Plum Orchard to Burnwell

Milburn, West Virginia 24751

Tributaries of the Kanawha River Loup Creek North Page to Deepwater, Armstrong Creek MacDunn to Kimberly, and Paint Creek Plum Orchard to Burnwell

Tributaries of the Kanawha River: Loup Creek (North Page to Deepwater), Armstrong Creek (MacDunn to Kimberly), and Paint Creek (Plum Orchard to Burnwell) Professional Review and Guide

"Regardless of what mapmakers say, locals insist on the “Loup Creek” spelling. Paddlers will be “thrown for a loop” by two sets of ledges encountered early in the run regardless. This juicy ledge/hole-ledge/hole combination can be seen from the shuttle road south of Robson. Below here there’s a ford, then the river starts picking up. The rapids are mostly small slides and boulder drops, nothing over Class 3, until the paddler sees treetops at eye level.

When everything else is too flooded and you need an hour of mud and chills, try the Armstrong! At medium flood the Armstrong and both forks are amusing streams. It ranges from 5 –30 feet wide. At high flood it has lots of flotsam, including outhouses, Christmas trees, and dead chickens. The upper part of the Paint Creek run down to Westerly is isolated and scenic. Below Milburn, Coal tipples, slag piles, junkyards, garbage dumps, red dog heaps, and other eyesores create an unattractive scene throughout the run. The best that can be said about this section is that it provides some interesting sport very close to Charleston when other rivers are too high."

Tributaries of the Kanawha River: Loup Creek (North Page to Deepwater), Armstrong Creek (MacDunn to Kimberly), and Paint Creek (Plum Orchard to Burnwell) Reviews

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Trail Information

Milburn
Nearby City
24.5
Distance
3 sections range from 3.5 to 5 hours
Duration
Class I-V
Class
USGS Powellton, Beckwith, Montgomery, Pax
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Jul 2018