North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac (Hopeville Canyon)


One of the most beautiful canyons anywhere. The North Fork Mountain cliffs in the background, rock formations jutting out of the water and a good possibility of seeing Bald Eagles make this a must see spot. Good class III run. 4-5 miles.


The put-in (Google Directions below) is on Rt. 28 about 8 miles north of Seneca Rocks. The put-in is off of a large pull-out as the river comes right up to the road. The take out is just north of Hopeville across the road from the Jordan Run. rd intersection. (or 3 miles further down the rd at the Smoke Hole Rd. bridge)


Whitewater , Swimming Holes, Camping, Fishing, Rock Climbing

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