Ran this while at high water (causeway at sleepy hollow was closed). Would not recommend running it at much lower levels than that. There is a boat launch in Ligonier at the loyalhanna walking trail across the highway from Giant Eagle. Suggest to put in there as further up towards rector it blown down tree after tree as well as going through Rolling Rock Country Club and they were grumpy we floated down through their mansions. Also if you put in there you get to float through Idlewild park which is a highlight of the trip. After Idlewild through the hollow is where you get some decent rapids and 1 drop . The rapids are few and far between( Alot of flat water) so makes it a good beginners run. I recommend making the run but definitely do not start to far up!
Zachary Frederick shared:
3.5 feet seems to be an OK minimum level.
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