Mill River - 1) E. Wallingford to Cuttingsville

Mill River, Vermont, US


1) E. Wallingford to Cuttingsville

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 6 Miles

River Description

10/30/03 - 1' on the gauge under the rt. 103 bridge in Cuttingsville, river right. (estimated; gauge goes from 4' - 8'). Another "gauge" is the high RR trestle north of E. Wallingford, river left....water was washing over the footing, but not quite up to the stonework. I ran the 4 miles from just upstream of E. Wallingford down to the bridge a mile downstream of Cuttingsville. First 3 miles were continuous class 2 mixed with lots of bouldery, technical class 3 rapids. Last mile was mostly class 2. The biggest drop is probably the one under the high trestle. Good surfing at the ledges a couple hundred yards above the Cuttingsville bridge. This was good level, but I wouldn't want to run it much got boney anywhere the riverbed widened out. Another 6" of water would be perfect.

Jim Zamecnik

Note: Original listing had take-out as 43.509 -72.975, which is quite a few miles west. Modified it to be same as put-in for lower section which seemed more logical.Please send email to the Streamkeepers if you have more info.  - 11/8/17 Streamkeeper

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-04-18 18:55:29

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 7 2009 (3572 days ago)
Steve McLuckieDetails
Much of the information here is flat out wrong, as it is presented. The description and rating may
be accurate for the run that's described, but that run is apparently from E. Wallingford to a bit
below Cuttingsville, a distance of about 4 miles. E. Wallingford to the take out in Clarendon is
about 8 to 9 miles, and includes Clarendon Gorge and the lower gorge. See the Mill River, rte 104
to 7B description for the gorges, which are class 4, and include a class 5 with a section that may
be unrunnable.