Cedar Creek, Virginia, US
2 - Route 55 to Route 11
||I-II (for normal flows)
Cedar Creek is a classic VA novice trip with some mild Class II rapids scattered along its length.
The lower part of this 20 mile run is somewhat more interesting, as it has slightly bigger rapids
and some scenic features such as caves and a waterfall or two.
There is a low water bridge at roughly the 10 mile point that can be used as a takeout for the top
half or a putin for the bottom half. Keep in mind that although this is a pretty mellow river, 10
miles is a long way to go so give yourself plenty of daylight.
The takeout at Rt. 11 provides ample parking and a chance to check some differing RC gauges as
There is a low water bridge about a mile above Rt. 11 that creates a Class II rapid and which can
be run right. The best rapids on the river are located here and right below.
On a recent trip there was an incredible profusion of Virginia Bluebells. There are also a series
of scenic cliffs that dominate most of river left and sometimes on the right. These cliffs are full
of caves, including short one that you can paddle through.
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Last Updated: 2005-05-25 19:24:20