Black - 3. Enos to Route 72

Black, New York, US


3. Enos to Route 72

Usual Difficulty II-III(V) (for normal flows)
Length 6 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04252500 1000 - 3000 cfs II-III(V) 39d08h36m 619 cfs (too low)

River Description

Enos to 72
Description from Eric Adsit
Beta from Dec. 3, 2011 @ 1050 cfs

From the bridge, the whitewater eases into class III and makes a left hand bend. Here you are faced with a horizon line. The left side is made up of more distinguished ledges, while the right creates a sort of flume/flush along a vertical wall and over a large pourover. Both lines are viable, but a scout from the bridge is advised.

After this, class III continues around the bend to the right before returning to flatwater. After a mile or two of slowly moving water and riffles, more boulder gardens appear. These continue for several hundred yards before bending to the left and ending in a large moving pool above Crandall’s Falls.

It’s worth a scout. We took out immediately after this and walked up an atv trail, past a house, and along a dirt road to our parked car. This is the Crandall’s Falls Road, and cuts a mile or 2 of flatwater off the total trip. It’s a rough road, and probably not accessible in the spring, so bring a vehicle with some ground clearance!

Also see this trip report with photos.



Tug Hill - Old Forge Area Reaches

Beaver (1. Moshier)                               Beaver (2. Eagle)                                 Beaver (3. Taylorville)

Black (1.)                                                Black (2.)                                             Black (3.)

Black (4.)                                                Black (5.)                                             Black, S. Branch

Cincinnati Creek                                     Crystal Creek                                       Deer River (Section 1)

Deer River (Section 2)                        Fish Creek, E. Branch                          Independence River (1. Upper) 

Independence River (2. Main)               Indian (S.Br. Moose trib.)                     Little Black Creek

Little Woodhull Creek                             Mad River                                           Mill Creek 

Mohawk (1.)                                           Moose (1. Middle)                                Moose (2. Lower) 

Moose (3. Bottom)                                 Moose, Middle Branch                          Moose, S. Branch (1.)  

Moose, S. Branch (2.)                            Negro Brook                                       Otter Creek  

Roaring Brook (Brokeback Gorge)    West Canada Creek (1.)                      West Canada Creek (2. Ohio Gorge) 

West Canada Creek, S. Branch                Woodhull Creek (Upper)                     Woodhull Creek (Middle) 

Woodhull Creek (Miracle Mile)


Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group



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January 31 2011 (2913 days ago)
David BrucasDetails
Bellingertown Rd/Enos Rd. Alternate Black 2 takeout./Alternate Black 3 putin. lat=43.4109,
lon=-75.0961 (Google Earth). Taking out here will make the 3rd section 6.75 miles to County Rd 72.
If you can find a possible takeout at Peter Point Rd, you can shorten this to 4.25 miles. There are
some notes that there is a class 4/4+ drop below the Enos bridge.
January 8 2011 (2936 days ago)
David BrucasDetails
FROM GOOGLE EARTH -- "Black3: : II-III PUTIN" lat=43.3980555556, lon=-75.1152777778
November 12 2009 (3358 days ago)
x (1)
definatley not a class lll. this river has some knarley sections..i scouted most of it..there is
easily some lV+ ..carefull