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Difficulty I-III(V)
Length 6 Miles
Gauge CHERRY CREEK AT STATE PARK ROAD NEAR MCHENRY, MD
Flow Range 100 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 17.5 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/19/2009 12:59 pm

River Description


Be sure to scout the takeout before you run this thang. You don't want to get washed over Muddy Creek Falls, the highest waterfall in the state of Maryland.
Lat/longitude coordinates are a SWAG, from TopoZone.

Other related or nearby streams:
Lower Yough (Class III)
Bear Creek (Class IV)
Deep Creek (Class IV-V)
Top Yough (Class IV-V)
Upper Yough (Class IV-V)
Middle Yough (Class II)

Rapid Descriptions

Comments

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Erik Amason
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14 years ago

The best part of this run is just below the falls. Some nice little slide action into the Top Yough. Cool thing to do if you are stoppin by on a higher Top Yough run. Not really worth much above the top of Muddy Creek Falls. Pretty benine class II maybe III creekin bougy. The lower slides are a little class five action though; because of a few nasty undercuts and seives with all its good gradient down to the Yough. Drops about 50 feet from the base of the falls to the Yough in about 60 yards.

Gage Descriptions

Runnable when there's been a lot of rain.

I ran it when the Bear Creek gauge was running 100 cfs. 150 cfs or higher would be better.

Permits

NA

Directions Description


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News

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Upper Yough Access Depends on Everyone

7/16/2019
Charlie and Sandy Walbridge

Many thanks those who have contributed to AW's Sang Run Access Fund on line. We raised just under $300 last week, a great start! Our goal is $1000 to pay for the porta potty and gravel. Let's get it done! To donate, please go to https://www.americanwhitewater.org/conte…/Membership/donate/? and and write "Upper Yough Access" in the comment line. Let's also give a special shout out to Don Millard, who has cut the grass in both Friendsville and Sang Run for many years to keep our access costs low. If not for him you might see a parking fee of $5 a head at both ends! The Upper Yough Race is July 27 this year.Be there! Jeff Macklin photo.

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Matt Muir

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