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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Ohiopyle Biking/Rafting

I have a question, when I was in highschool, some friends and I went to Ohiopyle for the day. We started out biking on a trail for 9miles and then rafting down the river. I remember it being a lot of fun and a great way to enjoy the outdoors but I cant remember what part of Ohiopyle we went to in order to do this activity. I cant find anything online about this so I was wondering if anyone had any input, such as pricing and where exactly I would need to go to rent bikes and raft. Thanks in advance.
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You started out biking on the Yough trail in a town called Confluence. They indeed rent bikes/canes//rafts there etc... I thought Ohiopyle was more like 12 miles down, but I could be wrong. Ohiopyle (below the falls) is the main attraction for rafters. Plenty of attractions that cater to tourists in both Confluence and Ohiopyle.

Google "Confluence attractions" or Chamber of Commerce, something like that, if you want to start out biking in Confluence.

Also, there is a very nice house in Confluence called "Dam Yough House" that rents. Rustic type of restoerd home. Not sure of your funds, as it's a hair pricey in my book, but very nice. Firepit for night sitting, etc...

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Re: Ohiopyle Biking/Rafting

Here is a link to pedal paddle http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/pedal-paddle.html
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Awesome. thanks for the info fellas
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My sons just kayaked down the river last weekend. They had a good time. Check on utube under Fatty Brown.

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I heard there was some sort of an accident on the Ohiopyle River over the past couple of days, but I can't find anything on it. Anyone have any information on an accident?

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I heard there was some sort of an accident on the Ohiopyle River over the past couple of days, but I can't find anything on it. Anyone have any information on an accident?

Yeah, a 22 year old kid went missing Saturday after the raft he was on overturned at Dimple Rock. I don't think they have found him yet.

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http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/...set-to-resume/

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Did the Pedal Paddle a couple years ago with some friends. Great time.

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Thanks UJ. I sent it on to my boys who just kayaked this section a couple weeks ago. I wonder if the kid was wearing a life vest and if his group were going on their own or with a guided group. The individual that is missing is from my neck of the woods. Sad.

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They found the rafter yesterday I believe.

While the rapids may not be considered Class 5, that river runs fairly wild in high water, the worst part is having quite a few areas with hydraulics (pulls and keeps you under). That river takes lives every year. In all reality, those tours take unskilled, novice people down in conditions that probably exceed novice level. Would be an uproar though (affect on tourism) if powers that be tried to change that. Purely my opinion and I have no afiliation.

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