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


Saluda, Middle, South Carolina, US

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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
MIDDLE SALUDA RIVER NEAR CLEVELAND, SC
usgs-02162350 2.20 - 10.00 ft I-II(III) 00h41m 2.29 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

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1st of the 3 best rapids

Detail Trip Report  1st of the 3 best rapids  @Saluda, Middle 7: Hwy 186 (Dacusville Rd.) to Hunt's Bridge Road, SC(144.84KB .jpeg)

Last of the 3 best rapids

Detail Trip Report  Last of the 3 best rapids  @Saluda, Middle 7: Hwy 186 (Dacusville Rd.) to Hunt's Bridge Road, SC(153.51KB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

We have no additional information about how various flows affect runnability (or playability) of this section of river. If you can provide additional information, please either directly contact the StreamTeam member for this reach, or add a 'comment' or a 'report' with your information to help out your fellow boaters.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
MIDDLE SALUDA RIVER NEAR CLEVELAND, SC
usgs-02162350 2.20 - 10.00 ft I-II(III) 00h41m 2.29 ft (running)
Located several miles upstream.
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
2.20 -10.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable I-II(III)

Report - Reports of Saluda, Middle 7: Hwy 186 (Dacusville Rd.) to Hunt's Bridge Road and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
4y322d21h39m @Saluda, Middle 7: Hwy 186 (Dacusville Rd.) to Hunt's Bridge Road [SC] Last of the 3 best rapids 2.24 ft Glenn Atkisson
4y322d22h24m @Saluda, Middle 7: Hwy 186 (Dacusville Rd.) to Hunt's Bridge Road [SC] 1st of the 3 best rapids 2.24 ft Glenn Atkisson

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October 4 2013 (1781 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 (1781 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 (1782 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.

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 7: Hwy 186 (Dacusville Rd.) to Hunt's Bridge Road, Saluda, Middle South Carolina, US (mobile)