Great Miami, Ohio, US
b) 50 Hole (Cleves)
||I (varies with level)
Going for big air in a little hole
Going for big air in a little holePhoto of Bryan Tudor by John Geoppinger taken 09/30/04 @ 500cfs
Great Miami River at Hamilton OH
500 - 1200 cfs
High flows offer diminished (but still possible) play.
The "50 Hole" is a good park and play spot. The hole is under the railroad trestle right next to
Rt.50. Cross over the tracks and you will see the well worn parking space and the trail to the
At the higher levels it tends to be a glass wave that is good for front surfing and not much else.
When it gets into the lower levels it becomes more of a hole that is good for spinning and low
angle cartwheels. It is an excellent place to learn to spin (my first spin was completed here).
Behind the hole there is a huge eddy, but the eddy line is tricky (sucking whirlpools, etc).
Beginners might get stuck on one of these eddy lines and have trouble rolling up.
There is a slight worry about water quality, so keep your eyes and mouth shut when you flip.
Other related or nearby streams: Heritage Park to Dravo Park, Great Miami,
(Class I), about 11 miles NorthEast (upstream).
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Last Updated: 2006-08-19 13:26:55