Grassy Creek - Gateway Motel to Russell Fork

Grassy Creek, Virginia, US


Gateway Motel to Russell Fork

Usual Difficulty IV+ (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 200 fpm

Lickety Split

Lickety Split
Photo of Mark Blair by Gerald DeLong taken 07/29/01 @ Low

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Russell Fork Gorge
virtual-6393 1000 - 10000 cfs IV+ 01h01m 949 cfs (too low)

River Description

See reach #4155 Kentucky Grassy Creek for a detailed description of this super fun IV creek!

Good fun creekin. A few really tight drops and slides on the section below the Gateway Motel. It would be advisable to scout this section before running it due to the tight nature of the stream and lumber.
Russell Fork Gorge runners will recognize it as the state-line. It meets the Russell on river right about a half mile below Climax. The Kentucky end of the state-line train tunnel is just upstream (and 100ft above) on river left.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2007-02-02 11:13:15


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