Hudson - 3. Riparius to the Glen

Hudson, New York, US


3. Riparius to the Glen (Lower Gorge)

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 8 Miles

Carving it up

Carving it up
Photo of Marco Schmale by Steve Hobbs taken 05/15/02 @ 5.79

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01315500 4.50 - 8.50 ft III 01h16m 4.55 ft (running)

River Description

The section between Riparius and the Glen begins to pick up the image of some of the easier rapids found in the gorge. Once you see a small bridge on river right with Mill creek flowing under you should be prepared for one of the more challenging rapids on this section called either Z ledges or the hook. The rapid is entered left of center and followed up with a "Z" move around pour overs. In high water avoid the pour over on river right as it is very hungary and you will merely end up being a snack. After several other rapids you will notice a large rock island in the center of the river. Take the narrower channel on river right and set up for a good surfing wave. After you are done surfing that wave proceed down to Route 28 bridge where you will find another good surfing wave on river left about 60 yards upstream. One last rapids remains about a quarter of a mile below the bridge with a sneak route on river left and a very enjoyable wave train in river center. You will probably want to avoid the pour overs on river right.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2002-05-18 20:48:23

Rapid Descriptions

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