Mad, Vermont, US
1st Hydro Dam to Winooski River (Lower Mad)
||II-III+(IV) (for normal flows)
Horse shoe Falls
Horse shoe FallsPhoto of Bob Marshall by Kyle Canton @ 275 cfs
The most common class III run is the lower Mad. This is the last 2 miles, from the hydro dam to the
confluence of the Winnoski river. There is one possible portage at Horseshoe falls. This is a class
IV+ drop with a technical entrance and sticky recirculating hole at the bottom.
The run parallels Vermont Route 100B providing ample oppertunities to scout and access the river.
Take out is 1/3 mile below the confluence of with the Winooski river on river left just upstream
from Vermont Route 2.
To find the put in travel south on Vermont Route 100B from Vermont Route 2 approximatel 1.5 miles.
Just before the road crosses over the Mad River take a left on a dirt road. About a 1/4 mile park
on the right then hike a short distance down to the river put in just below the dam.
Put in elevation......485'
Take out elevation....426'
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Last Updated: 2005-02-20 08:17:15