Potomac, North Fork of South Branch - 4. Seneca Rocks to Head of Hopeville Canyon

Potomac, North Fork of South Branch, West Virginia, US


4. Seneca Rocks to Head of Hopeville Canyon (Cruiser Course)

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 9.6 Miles

Low Water Bridge/Putin

Low Water Bridge/Putin
Photo by RC Forney

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01606000 5.40 - 7.50 ft I-III 01h50m 5.19 ft (too low)

River Description

This section of river was home to the Cruiser Class racers during the Petersburg Whitewater races.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2003-11-24 10:50:50


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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July 24 2016 (607 days ago)
EKUmtnBIKER (158432)
Paddled this section on the 4th of July at low water levels. There is a large rockslide close to
cabins. The boulders cover the entire section of river, the rocks are fresh and sharp. Nothing
seems to be undercut, but we didn't scout too much. Flipped a friends boat and had a wet exit, she
was able to climb over and get the boat. We found a boatable passage in the middle slightly right.
Pictures added (sorry they are upside down)
February 29 2004 (5136 days ago)
john dukeDetails
There are 2 riverwide strainers in this section as of 2-29-04,both are easily portaged..looks like
Tim Lewis has a summer job

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