Mill Brook (Jericho) - Jericho


Mill Brook (Jericho), Vermont, US

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Jericho

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 1.63 Miles
Avg. Gradient 141 fpm

Cabin Falls


Cabin Falls
Photo of Ryan McCall by Scott Gilbert taken 08/03/08 @ medium

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ALLEN BROOK AT VT 2A, NEAR ESSEX JUNCTION, VT
usgs-04290335 70 - 400 cfs III-IV 4y21d23h26m 5.4 cfs (too low)


River Description

Mill Brook is Burlington's backyard creek.  Only a twenty minute drive from downtown gives you access to a beautiful wooded valley with several ledges, falls and slides, none being harder than class IV.  Unfortunately it takes a relative deluge for there to be enough water to truly enjoy this creek.  It can be run at medium and lower, but the bits inbetween the drops become unbearably scratchy, and if you choose to run this at a low level your boat may never forgive you.  At high water however this little creek is a true delight. Several laps are the norm as the one and a half miles or so can be run quickly, making it the ideal lunchbreak creek for Chittenden county boaters when the skies open up.   

As of the floods of 2011 there are two landslides and trees in the river after the Hydro drop which will likely require walking around.  Please be discrete and quick as you are often on private property.
-Scott G

 


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Last Updated: 2017-11-08 15:03:55

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