Difficulty III-IV
Length 2 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 02/14/2020 7:55 pm

River Description



 This is a great run into the Piney on Walden's Ridge . Please note there is a new gauge at the put-in and also note the take-out gauge on the Piney.


You can also run Bear Pen Branch and Rock Branch while paddling Duskin.


This run is know to flash and have wood.


To know more about this creek 

 Below is a Dropbox Link to the WaldensRidgeWhiteWater Guidebook


Compliments of Mark Cumnock 

Rapid Descriptions

Hemlock Falls

Class - III Mile - 0
One of many Cascades on Duskin

Another Duskin Drop

Class - III Mile - 0
One of many cascades that make Duskin Creek


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10 years ago

4 of us ran this creek on Monday 9-21-09. Very nice run. Comparable in difficulty to Upper Telico. Most of it was Class 3 to Class 3 plus. There were several trees down but they were easily scoutable. Very scenic run with many waterfalls running down the side of the river. Parking area at put in, has had several cars broken into in the past. We had no problems though. Creek that this runs into was comparable to the Ocoee river with lots of big waves but not too pushy.

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11 years ago


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Kirk Eddlemon
15 years ago

If you want you can just be the streamkeeper for Stinging Fork too.

No Gage

Gage Descriptions

There is a painted gauge on the Shut-In Gap bridge piling at the Piney Take-out 3.75+/ 4.0 the Min.
A new gauge on the Piney will be installed once the TDOT replaces the old bridge.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

No Accident Reports



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Piney River and Tributaries Designated Scenic Rivers (TN)

Kevin Colburn

On June 22, 2020, the Piney River, Little Piney River, and Duskin Creek, located near Spring City, became Tennessee’s newest Scenic Rivers when the Governor signed a related bill into law. These creeks flow from the Cumberland Plateau down into deep cliff-lined canyons that are traversed by hikers, paddlers, and anglers. The creeks join adjacent Soak Creek as recently designated Scenic Rivers. American Whitewater and other paddling groups actively supported protection of these streams. The move recognizes that Tennessee is home to unique rivers and creeks that are a source of pride and rejuvenation for Tennesseans and should be protected for future generations.


mark cumnock


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1214315 02/11/20 mark cumnock updated description
1198221 09/27/10 mark cumnock added more info about the creek
1214362 02/14/20 mark cumnock updated image position
1192458 02/12/07 mark cumnock n/a