Whitewater — Tygart River Gorge


Similar to the Cheat Canyon, this is a big water run through a remote canyon. At low water it is class II-II+ boogie water with class III-IV rapids spaced out in between. At high water, the boogie water turns to solid class III and the big rapids are class IV-V. Map (pdf).

Directions from Morgantown

Take rt. 119 South from Morgantown to Grafton. Continue on 119 for about 15 miles to Philippi. Take rt 250 12.2 miles to Belington. The put-in is in Belington on river left of downstream of Belington on river right. The take out is West on CR 11 (Audra Park Rd) for about 10 miles and then right on cr-36. Go about 3.5 miles to the covered bridge at Carrolton. The take out is downstream on the Buckhannon R. Boaters have to do the first 3/4 mile of the shuttle with boats on their back up the railroad tracks.

Travel Time:

1 1/2hr







Web resources:


ORC Resources:

Book ” A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia”

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