Hudson - 3. Riparius to the Glen

Hudson, New York, US


3. Riparius to the Glen (Lower Gorge)

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 8 Miles

Carving it up

Carving it up
Photo of Marco Schmale by Steve Hobbs taken 05/15/02 @ 5.79

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01315500 4.50 - 8.50 ft III 01h33m 2.98 ft (too low)

River Description

The section between Riparius and the Glen begins to pick up the image of some of the easier rapids found in the gorge. Once you see a small bridge on river right with Mill creek flowing under you should be prepared for one of the more challenging rapids on this section called either Z ledges or the hook. The rapid is entered left of center and followed up with a "Z" move around pour overs. In high water avoid the pour over on river right as it is very hungary and you will merely end up being a snack. After several other rapids you will notice a large rock island in the center of the river. Take the narrower channel on river right and set up for a good surfing wave. After you are done surfing that wave proceed down to Route 28 bridge where you will find another good surfing wave on river left about 60 yards upstream. One last rapids remains about a quarter of a mile below the bridge with a sneak route on river left and a very enjoyable wave train in river center. You will probably want to avoid the pour overs on river right.



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

Wolf Creek


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