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Upper Yough Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Youghiogheny River

Upper Yough Info
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Put In:  Sang Run
Take Out:  Friendsville
Difficulty:  Class IV , Class V
Gradient:  48 ft/mi
Run Length:  11 miles
Flow Information (phone):  Friendsville Gauge; 412-262-5290. Or (814)533-8911
Good Level:  1.8-2.8'
Season Comments:  From April 15 to October 15.
Character/Similar To:  Technical Class IV-V whitewater with sneak chutes, obstructions and some play.
Hazards:  Bastard Falls, Triple Drop, Tommy's Hole and Heintzerling Falls.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mixed
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Mid-Atlantic (MD), 203 miles Northwest of Annapolis
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Head south on MD 42, turn right on Bishoff Road, then right on Sang Run Road. River access is on left about a quarter mile before the bridge.

Take-out: Located in the town of Friendsville, Maryland.

Towns near Upper Yough Kayaking

Confluence Pennsylvania
Cumberland Maryland
Flintstone Maryland
Friendsville Maryland
Ohiopyle Pennsylvania
Uniontown Pennsylvania

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Northeastern Kayak Clubs
  • Canoe Cruisers Association
  • Greater Baltimore Canoe Club
  • Monocacy Canoe Club