Loyalhanna Creek - Rector 4.9 mi. to Ligonier, 6.9 mi. to Kingston Dam, 4.6 mi. to Latrobe

Loyalhanna Creek, Pennsylvania, US


Rector 4.9 mi. to Ligonier, 6.9 mi. to Kingston Dam, 4.6 mi. to Latrobe

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 16.4 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Loyalhanna Creek at Kingston, PA
usgs-03045000 400 - 5000 cfs I-II 01h08m 469 cfs (running)

River Description

Lat / Longitude data are very approximate.

Zachary Frederick shared:

Start near the Darlington Inn, below Idlewild Park. Portage the causeway near Sleepy Hollow Tavern. Takeout before Kingston Dam. If you don't waste any time, this run should take about 1.5 hours.

There are 2 ledges/wateralls not long after you put-in (Buttermilk Falls?). Various other small rapids throughout. Not too much flatwater.

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Last Updated: 2004-08-20 11:05:29

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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July 17 2016 (885 days ago)
seanlenhart (158406)
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!

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