Saluda, Middle - 7: Hwy 186 (Dacusville Rd.) to Hunt's Bridge Road

Saluda, Middle, South Carolina, US


7: Hwy 186 (Dacusville Rd.) to Hunt's Bridge Road

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 5.1 Miles
Avg. Gradient 5 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02162350 2.20 - 10.00 ft I-II(III) 01h11m 2.73 ft (running)

River Description

Good playboat run.  Several rapids with good waves, holes, and palyspots.  

Biggest and most fun rapid on the run is just downstream of where the North Saluda comes in on river left.

Quite a bit of flatwater between the rapids but still a fun run with a playboat.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-01-08 05:08:05


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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October 4 2013 (1930 days ago)
Glenn AtkissonDetails
And thanks for updating the Run levels, Garrick. That may let a few more people try this nice run.
I'd probably re-do it right down to around 1.90 if I were hungry for it.
October 4 2013 (1930 days ago)
Garrick TaylorDetails
Thanks for the additional information on the flow and the pictures. I've done this a few times but
always forget to take pictures.
October 4 2013 (1930 days ago)
Glenn AtkissonDetails
Ran yesterday at 2.24 and thought the level ideal for the rapids. Barely scraped, but ideal action.
I've done some of this at 4.0 and it's washed out. Up to 3.0 may leave some drops though. We found
3 class II's below the confluence with N. Saluda. If you like an easier, more parking-friendly
put-in (& gauge is above 4.50) you can start above Hwy 186 at the Freeman Bridge. That mostly just
adds 4 miles of strainers though, and below 3.5 - 4.0, there's 2 logs to lift over.