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
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.
If you want you can just be the streamkeeper for Stinging Fork too.
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.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
Duskin foot bridge ledge
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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.
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