Brush Creek - Covered Bridge (T407) to Wills Creek

Brush Creek, Pennsylvania, US


Covered Bridge (T407) to Wills Creek

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

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Wills Creek below Hyndman, PA
usgs-01601000 700 - 5000 cfs II-III 00h37m 748 cfs (running)

River Description

For more information, see Keystone Canoeing by Gertler, Ed.

Kevin Williams 2003-04-07 12:41:20
Wonderful little creek that runs into Wills above Railroad Cut Falls. Starts out with perhaps the most picturesque drop I�ve run- a class IV 10�, two step fall under a covered bridge! A few distinct class III drops and consistent class II boogie water in-between. Gorgeous scenery and pretty much natural surroundings. I don�t have a good gauge reading to go from but if you put-in (above or below the covered bridge) the class II busy water right below should be easily runnable or else you�ll end up with a shallow run. Wills was around 5.5 the last time I ran Brush. The two times I�ve run this creek I�ve combined it with a run down Wills although you could take-out above Railroad Cut Falls. Careful not to drift into the falls (class V), eddies run out before you think they do. Look for an S turn (left) in the creek with reddish rocks on the right and a rocky beach on the left. Scout from the railroad- portage left and walk down until you have a good embankment. Apparently this one is full of rebar and nasty sharp things. I�ve run it at 5.5 down the right and across the nasty hole on the third ledge and seen it run all the way down the left with varying degrees of success.

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Last Updated: 2003-09-30 03:45:36


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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July 3 2014 (1629 days ago)
Chris PreperatoDetails
As of June 2014, there were 3 strainers we portaged, and one that was dicey. River was running
bankfull (Wills was at 2500ish and dropping), so two of the strainers could probably be ducked at
lower flows. They were all obvious from above.
November 3 2012 (2236 days ago)
Greg LippsDetails
A little video of the run There were 3
strainers we had to portage around, but overall it was a beautiful run with a really fun rapid in
the middle.
September 22 2011 (2644 days ago)
x (1)
Brilliance for free; your parents must be a sweetheart and a certified geiuns.
February 23 2011 (2855 days ago)
Chris PreperatoDetails
There is a tree across the stream about 1/3 way down the stream, its a little tough to see from
upstream, but at the low level we paddled Brush, it was easy to eddy out before. We were able to
get under it, but with more water you'd have to carry on the left. At high water the left channel
would probably have enough water to paddle down and avoid the tree.

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