Elk River, Back Fork - 1. Confluence of Big Run to Confluence of Sugar Creek (Skelt)

Elk River, Back Fork, West Virginia, US


1. Confluence of Big Run to Confluence of Sugar Creek (Skelt)

Usual Difficulty II-III+ (for normal flows)
Length 8.6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 60 fpm
Max Gradient 60 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03194700 6.50 - 10.00 ft II-III+ 00h19m 4.31 ft (too low)

River Description

The put-in at confluence of Big Run requires hike in from Point Mountain off of WV 15.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-11-05 15:14:46

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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January 28 2006 (4737 days ago)
Robert FarmerDetails
There is a good put-in just below Big Run. You can drive right up to it. 1) From Webster Springs,
go 17.4 miles east on 15 and turn left. (This is 1.0 mile west of county line.) 2) Go 0.35 mile and
turn left onto hidden road. This may be muddy in wet weather, when you're here. Drive to river.
This upper section is Class 2-3, with one nasty log portage just below the put-in, when I was there