Fields Creek, West Virginia, US
West of Browns Mill to confluence of Three Fork Creek
||II-IV+ (for normal flows)
The put-in can be found on CR 29 between Gladesville and Browns Mill.
The maximum gradient is found in the section below the put-in and down to the confluence of Stony
Run which comes in on river left.
Brief description by David White, 2005-05-24 11:13:31
Did an ELF run down Fields (with a hand saw) for the sole purpose of cutting a few lanes through
the logs in the last class II section heading towards the bridge. It didn't work out. The water
was dropping fast and by the time we got through the ledges we were too tired to start cutting
lanes. It was an awesome trip nontheless. The good drops are clean, but after the last real ledge
the logs start coming.
The easy take-out is on Three Forks Road, off Rte. 92. The second bridge you come to will be the
one on Three Fork Road. There is a little rock about 30 yards upstream of the bridge. If it's
close to, or under water you're good to go in my book---as long as it's not too far under water.
You can also take out on river right after the last ledge and hike back to the ford. For those
who don't mind a good hike carrying a boat, it's not bad really. The scenery in the last section
(the class II section) is great, but the log portages can be taxing. The class II section starts
basically when Stoney runs in on river left.
I am a local here and from my experience, most hard core locals are more interested than
anything. (Editor's note: see the Comments tab for a warning about one landowner.) I
have hiked the trail on river right a number of times in a variety of seasons and have never
caught any crap over it. That doesn't mean it can't happen though so be careful and please tread
lightly. If you see trash, pick it up if you can. ~~Peace
Lat/longitude coordinates are approximate, from online maps.
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Last Updated: 2010-11-06 11:03:26