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Hey everyone im from delaware I wqs really hoping you guys can help me. My cousin n I are looking for a great river to kayak thats withibg distant to hike a 3000k moutain range' we have hiking portable kayaks so. We are looking to be able to kayak and hike to a peak. We are looking to travel like max 7 hours for a 3 day weekend. Any places like this?? Thanks Sam
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7 hours from where?

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dont know where you are talking but two good options for a combined paddling/backpack trip is either on the shenandoah river (use downriver canoe company and take out in front royal, stow a car and then drive to signal knob/three top mountain area)

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New River, WV - lots of white water paddling, and then take out and continue to follow the river trail (no elevation change here tho)

those are two ideas - google can help with the specifics.
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3000k moutain range'

3,000,000'? Not in this solar system....  :p


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I doubt that it will fall into the 7 hours driving from where you're at, but the Upper Shavers Fork of the Cheat is one of the highest rivers East of the Mississippi.  

You can drive up FS roads (FR235 in the MNF) and hike back in about 7 miles to fairly close to the headwaters. Drop a vehicle somewhere downstream.

You might be able to get in from Snowshoe ski resort. I've never tried that, but it's less of a hike to the river if you can.
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There are several locations along Pine Creek in northern PA where backpacking trails approach the creek. The tops of the dissected plateau are in the 1800-1900' range with creek in about the 800' range making for 1000'+/- climbs. There are numerous views from the plateau edges but only Gillespie Point on Mid State Trail is sufficiently dissected to be a "peak".

Knowing a bit more about what distances you want to cover hiking and kayaking might enable suggestions of routes. One I can guess at would go in at Blackwell, rise on Bohen Trail to West Rim Trail, head in to Colton Point State Park and down the west side Turkey Path to put in to Pine Creek to return to Blackwell. (Or Rattlesnake Rock about two miles south, a more commodious parking area.)
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