Snowbird Creek - Hooper Bald to Junction

Snowbird Creek, North Carolina, US


Hooper Bald to Junction (Upper Snowbird)

Usual Difficulty III-IV+ (for normal flows)
Length 8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 137 fpm

River Description

Hike into the Upper Snowbird from the Hooper Bald parking
lot on the Cherohala Skyway. The Upper Snowbird has four
waterfalls in between sections of class III whitewater. The
river then changes into class IV whitewater for the last few
miles. Three of the waterfalls can be found in most senic
waterfall books and are labeled on most maps. Upper falls is a
long slide, Middle falls is a 22' riverwide drop, Big falls is a series
5 or 6 small slides ending with a 10' drop, and the last waterfall
(which is not labeled on the map) is a 4' drop directly on to a 20'
slide. If you are in the area and everything else is too high this
will be a good run.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2003-01-24 15:34:14


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