Sideling Hill Creek, Maryland, US
Purcell Penn.(sr 2011)to the Potomac river
||I-II (for normal flows)
Spring 2004Photo by John Duke taken 05/02/04 @ 1.7 bare minimum
This is not to be confused with the other Sideling Hill Creek
, which hangs out in
Ed Evangelidi testifies:
You can spend a lovely day above I-68 or below. Your choice. The stretch above the interstate is
mostly private land but has little development and the stretch below the interstate is partly in
government hands. Both have lovely rugged hills and bouncy but tame rapids. The next bridge down
from the interstate makes a good putin or takeout and has a painted gauge that should read at least
Â3Â. The takeout area is presently in a state of flux, with bridge work and a major bike
construction project. But there is access that might change from time to time. Exercise caution in
The following info. is from John DukeEmail me
The best isGreenridge
,having 100 campsites spaced out between Sideling Hill Creek and Town Creek.One
site(#85) is right on the banks of Sideling.You must register at the headquarters before
Mile 0.0--Robinsonville road bridge(sr 2011)has good access over the West Branch,it also has a
painted gauge on downstream river left.
Mile 0.4--Sideling hill road(tr 330):has decent access over the TINY East Branch
Mile 3.0--Try putting in on the rt.26 bridge over Piney creek,for a 1 mile ride with a 50 foot drop
to the confluence.
Mile 4.3--Silver Mills road bridge(tr319)Has good parking but you will have to push through some
Mile 7.5--Rt.484 bridge:has good parking but there are cows and fences around.
Mile 8.8--Dirt road ford off of rt.484:This looks like a pretty good access point.
Mile 13.4--High Germany road bridge:The Nature Conservancy owns 2000 feet of Land on river left
with good parking.
Mile 14.4--Old rt. 40 bridge:This is the most used access on this stream,separating what is
considered the upper and lower sections.
Mile 20.2--Harry Norris road ford:fantastic access on Nature Conservancy land>
Mile 23.5--Cliff Road:there is very good access at Greenridge State Forest campsite #85.It seems to
me that the county does not plow or care for this skinny liitle class 3 road.
Mile 25.7--Zeigler road bridge:is now open.there is good parking with a steep carry at this
Mile 27.2--Confluence with the Potomac:I don't think there is access near the confluence,but you
can go on down the Potomac a mile or so and make a long carry up to woodmont rd.!NOTE:
conditions near the confluence are different every time I go there!
to locate access points see maps below
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Last Updated: 2004-05-04 19:46:00