Gunpowder Falls - 4. Big Falls Road to Monkton Road

Gunpowder Falls, Maryland, US


4. Big Falls Road to Monkton Road

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 3.2 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Gunpowder Falls Parkton/Glenco Average
virtual-250389 97 - 1050 cfs I-II 02h01m 69.5 cfs (too low)
usgs-01581920 90 - 1000 cfs I-II 02h13m 37 cfs (too low)
usgs-01582500 105 - 1100 cfs I-II 01h58m 102 cfs (too low)

River Description

There are a couple of access points on this run.  Starting from the top (Access - river miles) they are:  Big Falls Road - 0.0, Blue Mont Road - 0.8, Monkton Road - 3.2.  This river length was created to indicate a stretch where the river level is best described as an average of the Parkton and Glencoe gauges, not necessarily what might be a usual run.  A usual run might be from Masemore Road to Blue Mount Road (a total of 5.2 miles) or Monkton Road (a total of 7.5 miles).  Summer Parking can be an issue at both the Blue Mount and Monkton accesses so it's wise to get there early.  Big Falls Road access has plenty of roadside parking, and Quarry Rapid (II-) -- the run's only rapid is immediately downstream from the Big Falls Road access.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-03-14 11:19:20


Rapid Descriptions

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