Mikes Creek, Arkansas, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-IV (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||120 fpm|
|Max Gradient||270 fpm|
The combination of Steep banks and lots trees tend to clog the creek with wood from time to time, so keep look out.
The creek at the put-in in Ozone is very small but picks up a little volume as it heads toward the gorge.
The main drops are in the first mile consisting of four 10-15 foot waterfalls and a slide and a few boulder drops.
After the Puliam Creek enters on the left the gradient subdues and it is 4.5 miles to the confluence with Murray Creek, then another 4 miles to the Little Piney takeout.
Look for 2" or more rain within the last 6 to 12 hours.