River Training and Trips

The TRR Southeast PA chapter training direction is to build a team of expert paddlers who move beyond their personal challenges. We plan training and trips to local creeks and rivers to challenge and  advance skills in:

  • River/Water Reading
  • Paddling strokes and balance
  • Maneuvering in rapids
  • Recognizing hazards
  • Nature appreciation
  • Group safety
  • Exercise
  • Surfing and Fun!

Group shot after successful Lower Yough Loop run.

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Fundamentals of paddle strokes with ACA certified instructor Janet

Dry school on catching eddys

Jim guiding Joe through a class III rapid

Lori hand-paddling on the Lower Youghiogheny River

Group class on Mud Run rapid – Lehigh River


Introduction to Whitewater Kayak Class and Tuneup

produced by Derek Harzinski

Photo Collage of Muddy Creek Trip
produced by John Tannock

Video of TRR Schuylkill River – Flat Rock Trip
produced by Derek Harzinski

Video of TRR Muddy Creek Trip
produced by Derek Harzinski

Video of TRR Lehigh Trip
produced by Derek Harzinski

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Introduction to Whitewater Kayak Class

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Muddy Creek – Snap Falls

Rivers and Creeks We Paddle
Brandywine Creek – Chadds Ford (class I-II)

Wissahickon Creek – near PCC (class I-II)
Schuylkill River – Flat Rock (class II)
Muddy Creek, Delta, PA (class II-III)

Lehigh River (class II-III)
Tohickon Creek (class III-IV)
Delaware River – Lambertville (class II-III)
Lower Youghiogheny River (class III+)
Stonycreek Canyon (class III+)
Brodhead Creek (class III+)

Participation on river trips is based on attendance of  TRR pool sessions and safety training as well as river difficulty as determined by TRR Trip Coordinator.

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