Flowing 228 miles from Cherry Tree to Sunbury, the West Branch forms the lifeblood linking what is now known as the Lumber Heritage region.

Here, Pennsylvania’s virgin timber was harvested throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries to supply lumber for shipbuilding, construction and coal mine props. Much of this lumber was rafted down the West Branch to markets on or near the Chesapeake Bay. Today, the West Branch flows through a northern hardwood forest of oak, cherry, maple and remnants of the great white pine and hemlock forests of early settlers’ times.

West Branch Paddling Itineraries

Karthaus to Renovo

34.5 miles

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Frenchville to Karthaus

16.2 miles

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Lumber City to Curwensville

6.7 miles

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Williamsport to Muncy

10 miles

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Jersey Shore to Williamsport

13.5 miles

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Baker Run to Lock Haven

14 miles

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Lock Haven to Williamsport

17 miles

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Milton to Shikellamy

11 miles

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Renovo to Hyner

7 miles

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Watsontown to Lewisburg

8.2 miles

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Curwensville to Clearfield

10 miles

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Shawville to Frenchville

14 miles

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Segment 1: Cherry Tree (WBPC)

~54 miles

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Segment 2: Wilds (WBPC)

~76 miles

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Segment 3: Hyner (WBPC)

~43 miles

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Segment 4: River Towns (WBPC)

~55 miles

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Water Trail Manager

West Branch Water Trails
The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership
301 Market Street, Unit #649
Lewisburg, PA 17837
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