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Difficulty V+
Length 0.5 Miles
Gauge FOURMILE RUN AT ALEXANDRIA, VA
Flow Range 1500 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 19 minutes ago 7.02 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/20/2008 7:16 am

River Description


Very small and tight with plenty of wood. Moves very fast and there are few eddies. mostly class two and three until the final waterfall. Questionably runnable, but definitely has never been run before. Put in at Windy Run Park off Military Road and run it to the Potomac. There is a trail alongside the run to hike. Bobby Miller is the only person I have ever heard talk about running this.

Lat/longitude coords are an estimate, from TopoZone.

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11 years ago

Kinda looks like Crazy Creek falls here in Harpers Ferry, unrunnable, unless the potomac is up around 20' plus, pads out the landing zone. Good luck running that horrendous looking thing!

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Geoff Calhoun
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13 years ago

erik you are nuts. that is the mankiest drop of all the potomac creeks, and thats saying something. you would want the potomac to be flooded to raise the level of the/create a hint of a pool at the bottom so you land in water...I doubt it is ever run. sucessfully.

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Erik Amason
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14 years ago

Wendy Run Falls maybe runnable despite a very tricky approach. The current pushes hard right to left and spreads the flow over shallow rocks at the lip of the drop. You would want to be on the inside right corner and fall into the slot next to the sloping slide on the top left porsion of the falls. You would then be prapelled ten feet onto a leftward sloping rock for a sumwhat hard clapper and then rickashaded right where you would want to be into the landing pool. Minus the long wedged in the middle of the falls and all the boulders in the landing pool that make it to shallow to even land flat into, it could be done with some rearanging. The hieght of the falls is somewhere around 35 - 40 feet.

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Runs when it looks good

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Attention Virginia Boaters!

4/24/2003
Jason Robertson

During the high waters of Spring 2003, there has been a noticeable increase in reported confrontations between boaters and property owners in Virginia. Please remember to be respectful and courteous to property owners; do not trespass; and avoid confrontation in order to preserve access in the future.
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