Cherry, N. Fork, West Virginia, US
Third WV 39 and 55 Bridge to Richwood
||III-IV (for normal flows)
North Fork Cherry
North Fork CherryPhoto of Nick Lipkowski by Tom O'Keefe taken 09/09/03 @ 16.2'
Logistics: You have a couple options for access on this run. One popular put-in is at the
second Hwy 39/55 Bridge across the river. Alternatively you can continue upstream to the
Monongahela National Forest North Bend Picnic Area. Beware of strainers that are more prevelant
as you continue further upstream. The take-out is at the Richwood School Bridge.
Description: The North Fork Cherry provides consistent action and is a fun run when area
rivers are flowing high. As flows increase the eddies begin to disappear and you need to be
prepared for strainer hazards so use caution. The run is nearly continuous class III and as you
continue downstream there are a couple of class IV rapids. Use caution at a couple of man-made
ledges, but you should be able to find a clean line. There is also a dam behind the 4 Seasons
Hotel as you approach the take-out. Scout carefully to pick your line and continue through the
best class IV rapid on the run just downstream. There is another dam a short distance downstream.
StreamTeam Status: Verified
Last Updated: 2004-08-04 22:55:44