Juniata River: Lewistown to Mifflintown

EASY 4 reviews

Juniata River: Lewistown to Mifflintown is a 10.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Newport, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

canoeing

fishing

nature trips

whitewater kayaking

river

views

wildlife

fishing
7 months ago

takes a long ass time to do in a kayak if the river isn't up

scenic driving
10 months ago

We drove it but there were plenty of places to get down to the river and enjoy it. It might make a nice canoe trip for the spring.

scenic driving
10 months ago

I have to agree that this has too much traffic along it. However, we were part of the traffic because we followed by road.

canoeing
Monday, July 21, 2014

We did a multiday kayak camping trip on the Juniata. The water level was at 1.75 Huntingdon and 3.75 Lewistown. This was adequate water for us to paddle with heavy boats. We read this was a rural river but there were countless RV parks and enough trains and traffic to make you feel like youre in the city. The boat ramp at Huntingdon was very nice. The take out at Mifflintown was less than ideal, primarily due to parking. The Mifflintown PFBC access is better if you have launch permits. On the first night, we camping at the island around mile 70. It was adequate. The second night we were planning to camp on one of the islands downstream from Lewistown, the three public islands were not suitable. We had to go down to Mifflintown and camp in between the private islands. We saw a lot of birds which included 5 bald eagles. I could hear animals flee when I approached shore but could not see them. There is a Sheetz at the access in Lewistown and a tavern across the bridge. This was convenient for camping. This was a good trip but does not have rural/nature feel to it.