Smarts Brook - Thornton

Smarts Brook, New Hampshire, US



Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Length 1.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01076000 1000 - 2500 cfs V 00h38m 273 cfs (too low)

River Description

Smarts Brook put in is a 1.5 mile hike up a cross-county/mountain bike trail to the put in. Put in at the bridge over the river linking the Smarts Brook and Yellow Jacket trails. The first mile has several class IV ledge drops with easy class II-III water in between. When the river takes a sharp left and enters a shear wall gorge, take out and scout. The gorge is approximately 1/4 mile long with many steep constricted drops. Access is difficult because of the shear walls. Logs also are a problem often blocking the only route through. Take out at the Smarts Brook trail access parking lot or continue into the Mad river and takeout at the "Eddy" two miles downstream.




Flow Information

There is no gauge on this river. Smarts Brook runs only during high water runoff in spring, usually late April or May. Watch out for ice in the shaded gorge. The correlation gauge is an estimate. If you run this section please leave a comment with more flow beta.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-05-03 21:09:23

Rapid Descriptions

icon of message No rapids entered. If you know names, and locations of the rapids please contact and advise the StreamTeam member for this run.

User Comments

Users can submit comments.

No Comments

Do more than just check gauges; join over 5,000 AW members today.

Or, consider donating