Pine Creek, Pennsylvania, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|Pine Creek at Cedar Run, PA|
|usgs-01548500||850 - 20000 cfs||I-II||00h35m||279 cfs (too low)|
The "Grand Canyon" of Pennsylvania canoeing.
The only notable whitewater section (Class ll), Owasee Rapid, is located 3 miles from the put-in at Ansonia. At normal levels, this can be run in a 17' canoe if one has some whitewater experience. The rapid can be scouted and portaged on a gravel bar on river left and is also marked by signs upriver.
The put in location is on Marsh Creek, about 1/2 mile from the confluence with Pine Creek at the Ansonia access to the Rail Trail. There may be access much closer to the confluence, on an (unnamed?) road south of route 6. Pine Creek Outfitters is about 3/4 mile west, and offers shuttle service, an dperhaps amore convenient put in.
You can add four miles to the trip by taking out in Slate Run, PA.