Middle Creek (Toms Creek trib.), Maryland, US/Pennsylvania, US
T318 to Harney Road
||II+ (for normal flows)
The first 4.2 miles is class I, so many paddlers only do the final 2.1 miles, starting at Shorbs
Mill Road (39.73262°,-77.29755°).
Ed Evangelidi shared:
This is a good creek to combine with a Marsh Creek paddle, only do it first as
it drops faster. This creek has longer but easier rapids than Marsh Creek and the longest and
hardest rapid is at the end and is hardest at low water. Strainers seem to fortunately fall in
the slower water sections generally. There is a good visual gauge at the takeout road. Look at
the downstream right side. There is a groove in the concrete and the groove equals 3 inches of
usable water. Make sure you take out above the dam. There is another small dam just below the
takeout that is easy to run but is hard on boats.
For more information, see Keystone Canoeing by Gertler, E.
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Last Updated: 2010-11-30 00:05:34