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Difficulty III
Length 0.5 Miles
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Reach Info Last Updated 04/19/2013 9:50 pm

River Description

Have you ever hiked up from Caesar Creek on the Gorge Loop Trail and looked down in to the side gorge thinking “That looks like fun if it had water.”  Well it does get water when there is a big storm.  If you think “Strainer filled micro-gorge portage fest”.  Then this is not for you.  The run itself is actually quite delightful.  If you carry to the top it starts with a small ledge and leads into a nice micro-gorge full of small drops and ledges.  None of the rapids are really hard.  HOWEVER it does tend to pick up wood.  So approximately 3 to 4 trees will probably block the river at some point.  These are easy to remove if you were local but otherwise you just get out and walk around them.  OK so this run also ONLY HAS WATER after a hard rain and the Flat Fork is probably flooding. 

The put in is located at the end of the spillway and if you want to hit the ledge you must carry upstream a bit.  The takeout is at the confluence with Caesar Creek.  If it is running then there is a good chance Caesar Creek is also running and you can just keep going downstream.

Rapid Descriptions


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There is a small ledge at the top of the run


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Greg Karjala
4 years ago

Got access to land across O'Neal Rd., plan to go soon. Want to go with me hit me up.

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7 years ago

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Directions Description

Walk away from the lake on the spillway.  It will be muddy and very wet to reach the put in.  Several takeout options exist.

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New Hydro Project for Cuyahoga (OH)

Thomas O'Keefe

The Cuyahoga River, the river that burned, played a pivotal role in the birth of the nation's river conservation movement. While restoration gains have been significant, a proposal for a new hydropower project on a dam targeted for removal would represent a signficant setback in ongoing restoration efforts and would delay for at least half a century any effort to bring back the lost whitewater that sits buried behind the Ohio Edison Gorge Dam. Paddler participation at upcoming scoping meetings is important.



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