Little Hurricane Creek - Muddy Pond Rd. to Hurricane Creek

Little Hurricane Creek, Tennessee, US


Muddy Pond Rd. to Hurricane Creek

Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Length 1.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 100 fpm
Max Gradient 420 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03414500 4000 - 6000 cfs V 00h56m 159 cfs (too low)

River Description

Put in down the hill from the Amish Farm on Muddy Pond Rd. Enjoy the 0.5 miles of straight up flat water, then hang on for the rest.

Tony Robinson and I did this back in the Spring of 2001. The first drops that you come to will be of the boulder garden variety. Let's call them the "Slot Logs." They tend to attract wood.

Just below the "Slot Logs" there is a bend to the right. This rapid is called the "Wall of Doo-Doo". It has not been run. We didn't have enough water for this one at 2.5 on Hurricane and even if we had had more water I'm not sure it would be enjoyable. There's a big wall on the right that boulders lean on containing two or three sieves. Far river left here looked clean but more water was needed.

Immediately below this is "Pickle Finger", the best drop on the run. From the pool below "Wall of Doo-Doo", ride the slab of rock down the center, falling off 8 feet with a right angle into a mini-canyon. Very fun drop that reminded me of Henderson Creek.

Right below it is a large multi-drop slide called "Raffle for the Spatula". Long story about the name. Perhaps someone from the UT Canoe and Hiking Club can remember.

After this, there is nice boulder garden to the left of an island called "Tang" and soon you hit Hurricane Creek looking straight at "Big Baboon".

You get all the action that Hurricane Creek has to offer when you run Little Hurricane. All the rapids mentioned are in the last 0.3 miles of the run, dropping 140 ft into Hurricane. So, Little Hurricane makes for a steeper day.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-04-11 00:14:53


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