The upper 3.5 miles is a beautiful, class II section of Glen Creek which runs right alongside Glen Creek Road. Check for wood as you drive along the road. When the creek moves away from the road in the lower 1/2 mile, get ready for some major steep creeking. Nicknamed 'Hells Bells', this 240 fpm section is narrow, twisting, and high velocity. Prior scouting for wood is highly advisible; this is best done by walking up from route 28 on river left to the former bridge site, and walking down from Glen Creek road on river right to the same bridge site.
(Note: the lat/longitude coordinates given are for the gnarlistic last mile.)
Eastern Adirondacks Reaches
Ausable, E. Branch Ausable, W. Branch (1.) Ausable, W. Branch (2.) Balm of Gilead Brook
Boquet (2.) Boquet (3.) Boquet, N. Branch Boquet, S. Branch
Boreas (1.) Branch, The (Boquet trib.) Branch, The (Schroon trib.) Cedar (1.)
Cedar (2.) Cold Deer Creek (Hudson Trib.) Glen Creek
Hague Brook Hudson (0.) Hudson (1. Indian River to North River) Hudson (2. North River to Riparius)
Hudson (3. Riparius to the Glen) Indian (Hudson trib.) John's Brook La Chute
Mettawee Mill Creek (Essex County) Mill Creek (Hudson trib.) North Creek
Pike Brook Poultney Putnam Creek Raquette (1.)
Rock River Schroon (North Hudson to Schroon Falls) Schroon (Starbuckville to Riverbank) Schroon (Warrensburg to Thurman Station)
Squaw Brook Styles Brook Thirteenth Brook Trout brook (Schroon trib)
West Mill Brook
South-Eastern Adirondack Area Reaches
Batten Kill Beecher Creek County Line Brook
Dunning Creek East Stony Creek Elbow Creek
Georgia Brook Glen Creek Holmes Lake Outlet
Hudson (3. Riparius to the Glen) Hudson (4.) Hudson (5.)
Hudson (6.) Jimmy Creek Mill Creek (Hudson trib.)
North Creek Pike Brook Piseco Outlet
Roaring Branch Sacandaga (1.) Sacandaga (2.)
Sacandaga, E. Branch (1.) Sacandaga, E. Branch (2.) Sacandaga, E. Branch (3.)
Sacandaga, Middle Branch Sacandaga, W. Branch (Upper) Sacandaga, W. Branch (Lower)
Sand Creek Schroon (Starbuckville to Riverbank) Schroon (Warrensburg to Thurman Station)
Stony Creek (1.) Stony Creek (2.) Tenant Creek
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by Richard Morse
11 years ago
There is no gauge for this creek. The best is to evaluate it by sight from the route 28 bridge. The next best is to evaluate the Hudson river gauge as above. However, the minimum number is merely approx.
Permits are not required for this reach.
Drive about 8 miles north of Warrensburg,NY on Route 28. Turn right on Friends Lake Road just before the Hudson River bridge to reach the take-out for the complete Glen Creek run. Go 1/10 mile and park on the left. The take-out is beside an awesome surfing wave! To reach Glen Creek, continue north on Route 28 for 1/4 mile and turn left on Glen Creek Road just before the bridge over Glen Creek. Drive about 1/2 mile until you come to Glen Creek; this is the take-out for the upper class II section / put-in for the lower IV section (small parking area). Continue up the road for about another 3.5 miles until the creek pulls away from the road; this is the upper put-in.
Upper Glen Creek
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