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Difficulty III-IV(V+)
Length 1.75 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 02/11/2020 9:26 pm

River Description

Little Piney Creek is reported to be a typical Class III Plateau run except for the two large waterfalls that require portaging. One of the falls has a hiking trail, and after the big falls Little Piney Creek is like Soak Creek with Class-III runout.

To know more about this creek 

 Below is a Dropbox Link to the WaldensRidgeWhiteWater Guidebook

Compliments of Mark Cumnock 

Rapid Descriptions


No Gage

Gage Descriptions

You use the same gauge at the same Piney River take out. You will need a 4.5 on the bridge. A new gauge will be installed as soon the TDOT replaces the present 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.

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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.


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Kevin Colburn


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1193378 10/26/08 mark cumnock n/a
1214324 02/11/20 mark cumnock updated description
1206149 04/08/16 Kevin Colburn new description
1198258 09/27/10 mark cumnock repaired hyperlink