Blackburn Fork - TN 6294 to Roaring River

Blackburn Fork, Tennessee, US


TN 6294 to Roaring River

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 19.9 Miles

River Description

Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Tennessee, B. Sehlinger and
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-10-21 10:21:43

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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March 16 2010 (3022 days ago)
Can anyone recommend water levels appropriate for being able to run this creek? Is there a gauge
anywhere? Can I get gauge updates online or over the phone? Any river features (rapids) worth
noting on this long run? Anyone have any photos from a trip down this run? Where do I put in to
avoid this "Cummins Falls" obstacle just downstream? It sounds like a really nice run for a change
of pace this time of the year. Seriously though, has anyone ever really run this thing before or
not?Any better details that anyone could share with me would be very greatly appreciated. Thanks a
lot. RHD
September 24 2009 (3195 days ago)
x (1)
the falls are treacherous someone else died there just a few weeks ago while climbing through the
falls and fell 40 ft onto the flat rock at the bottom. be very careful. I don't like climbing down
these falls. you will need to lower your gear by rope, I have never found a portage trail that a
canoe can go down.
August 12 2006 (4334 days ago)
x (1)
In the past many people have been injured/or killed transcending these falls.
Do not be fooled by their appearance.
September 4 2005 (4676 days ago)
Brad SiscoDetails
There IS a portage trail. Ferry over to river right well above the falls. Get out, locate the trail
and start walking down until you get pretty close to the lip of the falls. Head up the hill, turn
left and continue on. You will eventually come to a tree with ropes hanging down the bluff. Lower
your boats and climb down. You can scramble up the bank on river right to the pool below the falls
to catch one more rapid. Fun run...once. You'll have a much better time on Spring Creek if
Blackburn is running.
July 16 2004 (5091 days ago)
Allen BrownDetails
Watch out for 85 ft. unrunnable Cummings Falls within 1st half-mile of the gorge. I have heard you
must use ropes to repel down dry face of the falls and I have also heard of a portage/walking trail
around. I have never run it, but know this falls will have to be dealt with.

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