Eagle - Phoenix to Eagle River Falls (2.3 miles)


Eagle, Michigan, US

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Phoenix to Eagle River Falls (2.3 miles)

Usual Difficulty III-IV(V) (for normal flows)
Avg. Gradient 122 fpm
Max Gradient 179 fpm

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Photo of Boris Glick by Mike Croak taken 04/16/05 @ moderately high

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
TRAP ROCK RIVER NEAR LAKE LINDEN, MI
usgs-04043050 200 - 600 cfs III-IV(V) 01h59m ~ 77.7 cfs (too low)
Likely less than 75 cfs. Undoubtedly far too low. Reference gauge (Trap Rock, at 28sq.mi.) compared to Eagle at mouth (21 sq.mi.) suggest flow here *could* be ~3/4ths that shown on gauge.


River Description

Relative remoteness, and proximity to more classic (and reliable) runs, keeps this from being high on many people's priority list. However, this short run with an easy shuttle can easily be doubled-up with runs in the L'Anse area, especially the Falls River (another short, awesome run with an easy in-town shuttle). The run has a nice combination of short ledges, slides, and a serious combination drop in the middle to get your attention.

The following video gives a good feel for the run. (Flow appears to be low-moderate.)


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-10-30 16:31:11

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
2.6USGS sampling siteN/A

Rapid Descriptions

USGS sampling site (Class N/A, Mile 2.6)

USGS lists a sampling site citing drainage at this point as 21 square miles.




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