Greenbrier River - 9A. Talcott to Willowood Bridge (WV 3&12)


Greenbrier River, West Virginia, US

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9A. Talcott to Willowood Bridge (WV 3&12)

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 11.1 Miles
Avg. Gradient 10 fpm
Max Gradient 15 fpm

Greenbrier below Talcott


Greenbrier below Talcott
Photo taken 03/30/12

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
GREENBRIER RIVER AT HILLDALE, WV
usgs-03184000 1.50 - 5.00 ft I-II(III) 01h05m 0.73 ft (too low)


River Description

From a comment, 2009:
There are two decent rapids on the upper stretch of the river. One is a class III (maybe) called Bacon Falls, which I have found to be best when the river is around 4 1/2. The other is a slide with a pretty decent hole at the bottom.
You can also shorten the trip by using the public access at Barger Springs but keep in mind the rapids worth running are on the upper half so if I was going to shorten I would run from Talcott to Barger Springs because there really isn't much after that.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2012-03-30 12:12:24

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
2.0Bacon FallsIIIPhoto
3.0Lindsey SlideIIHazard Playspot Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Bacon Falls (Class III, Mile 2.0)

Bacon Falls, Greenbrier below Talcott

Bacon Falls, Greenbrier below Talcott
Photo taken 03/30/12

Bacon Falls is the first rapid below Talcott, where the flow channels on the right against a cliff face.  At higher flows it can be skirted on the left.



Lindsey Slide (Class II, Mile 3.0)

Lindsey Slide

Lindsey Slide
Photo taken 03/30/12

Lindsey Slide is a riverwide slanted ledge that can have strong holes in places.  Shallower on river left.




User Comments

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March 4 2012 (2055 days ago)
barryr (154059)
Tig, I went to Lindsey Falls yesterday. 9.4 on the Alderson gauge. Fun surfing on a really nice
green wave and a nice foamie just below it...all with eddy service :)
April 13 2011 (2381 days ago)
CoreyLilly (152960)
A good beginner surf 4ft to 8ft+. have not seen the falls over 8ft. seems to get better with bigger
flows. around 6-7 ft no longer eddy service. YTC
April 5 2011 (2389 days ago)
TigDacal (152935)
I went to a spot in this section yesterday. It was a slide into a hole pretty much all the across
the river. I was told its called linsey falls. It was a pretty cool, chill, park and play spot had
easy surfs to catch. To the river left the wave can get low so watch your head if you roll. But
river right wave is real fun. I ran it at 3.8.


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