Ausable, W. Branch - 4. High Falls Gorge to the Flume

Ausable, W. Branch, New York, US


4. High Falls Gorge to the Flume (Whiteface section)

Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 100 fpm
Max Gradient 130 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04275500 500 - 2000 cfs V 48h03m 484 cfs (too low)

River Description

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Start at the Whiteface Mountain chairlift upstream of the bridge to the ski resort, or hike a little ways upstream for a bonus waterfall. There are 2 class 4 drops under the bridge at Whiteface followed by a few miles of Class 2.

Takeout before the Flume or continue into the next section



Plattsburgh Area Reaches

Ausable (Ausable Chasm)                                       Ausable, E. Branch

Ausable, W. Branch (4. High Falls Gorge)               Ausable, W. Branch (5. The Flume)

Ausable, W. Branch (Section 6)                               Black Brook

Boquet, S. Branch                                                Boquet, N. Branch

Chateaugay                                                             Great Chazy (Chazy Lake to Miner Lake)

Great Chazy (Miner Lake to Mooers)                      Great Chazy, North Branch

Little Black Brook                                                     Little Trout

Marble                                                                    Salmon

Salmon (Lake Champlain)                                        Saranac (Permanent Rapids)

Saranac (1. Union Falls to Silver Lake Road)          Saranac (2. Silver Lake Road to Redford)

Saranac (3. High Falls Gorge)                                 Saranac (Sec. 4)

Styles Brook 

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StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-02-15 15:47:11

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