Greenbrier River, West Virginia, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II(III) (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||10 fpm|
|Max Gradient||15 fpm|
|GREENBRIER RIVER AT HILLDALE, WV|
|usgs-03184000||1.50 - 5.00 ft||I-II(III)||00h48m||0.89 ft (too low)|
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.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
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 is a riverwide slanted ledge that can have strong holes in places. Shallower on river left.