North Branch of the Potomac (Styer to Shalamar)
This is considered one of the regions best advanced runs with continuous class IV ledges that create a “western style” higher volume flush whitewater experience (different than most of the pool/drop rivers in the east). 12-13 miles. Map (pdf).
At Kitzmiller, MD, go south on Shalamar rd along the river to the take-out. To get to the put-in (Google map directions below), take rt 42 S from Kitzmiller to rt. 50 W to Gormania. On the MD side, go downstream on a gravel rd to Styer and the put-in.
Book ” A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia”