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There are 3 upper portion Rapids and 5 main lower rapids all are class 1 and class 2. We drug a couple of times, but it was very minimum. I wouldn't want to run it much lower river level.
The first rapid is Ramcat which is the toughest rapid of the whole trip. Run it in the middle or on the right side. It is a class 2 but it is very close to a class 3. We got sideways on it, but came on through.
The next 2 on the upper half are nice class 2 rapids that are best run in the middle of the river. On the lower 5, they are all best run in the middle except for the last one, Elephant Rock rapid. The rock is on the left, just after you pass under the cable car wire. Run this rapid to the right side and stay away from the rock. Just after this rapid is the takeout point at Ohiopyle , just off of route 40.
The whole trip takes 3 to 4 hours. It is a very good trip with most of the river only 2-3 feet deep with some holes running 6-8 feet.
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