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Difficulty II+
Length 1.6 Miles
Flow Range CFS
Flow Rate as of: 9 hours ago 107 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/28/2004 12:21 am

River Description

The Glenridiculous Run is reportedly a fun little stretch of whitewater near Cave Spring and Rome. Paddlers have historically put in on small tributary creek by the Chubbtown Chapel. 


There, paddlers enter the "Narrows" of Big Cedar Creek. At higher water, several decent playspots form here. The action is short.  Several more good rapids exist immediately upstream of this section. 


Private landowners claim the river is not navigable and oppose public access to this reach.  


Rapid Descriptions

Chubbtown Creek Rapid

Class - II Mile - 0
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After the put-in at the Chubbtown Chapel, go under the bridge and head down toward the confluence with Big Cedar. Depending on the water level, this micro-creek is quick and can contain some strainers. Watch out for the yappy dogs, too.

First Rapid

Class - II+ Mile - 0.2
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The first rapid on Big Cedar Creek is a fun, splashy, Class II+ rapid with lots of eddies, nice surfing holes, and is always lots of fun for beginners.

Triple Rock

Class - II+ Mile - 0.3
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This is the best playspot on the creek. Depending on the water level, cartwheels are possible in the hole on river left and enders possible in the middle channel. Be careful in the river left hole because there's a submerged rock to the right of the hole that has nicked a few shoulders. Still, good to go. Eddy right.

Secret Spot

Class - II Mile - 1.2
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Easy-to-miss, but great little pourover on river left. Look for a strong eddyline and eddy left for decent play.


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10 years ago

there is a usgs gage that is one bridge upstream of this section. Here is the link

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12 years ago

this one sux at low water levels

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12 years ago

at low water level stay out

Gage Descriptions

Do a visual of this one. If it looks good, go for it. For better play, you really can't have too much water, as long as the river is still in its banks.

Directions Description

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Claude Terry, paddler, outfitter, and conservationist, dies

Charlie Walbridge

Claude Terry, paddler, outfitter, and conservationist, died on November 20th, 2019. He was 83. A microbiologist by training, Terry began paddling in the mid-1960's while a professor at Emory University. He took to whitewater readily, and it became an important focus of his life. In 1969 he met veteran paddler Doug Woodward, and in 1971 the two became the technical advisers for the movie “Deliverance.” Afterwards, Terry and Woodward purchased the rafts Warner Brothers used in filming and bought 19 acres near the river. This became Southeastern Expeditions, one of the Southeast’s first whitewater outposts on the Chattooga. In 1974, Terry took then-Gov. Jimmy Carter on three trips on the Chatooga River, totaling 57 miles. This inspired Carter to get the Chattooga included in the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act and influenced later decisions protecting rivers across the U.S.“Terry adopted me as one of his students,” Carter told Outside Online in a 2017 interview. “it opened my eyes to the relationship between a human being and a wild river that I never had contemplated before that. When I got to be president I vetoed 16 different dam projects all over the United States.” Terry eventually quit his Emory University job and started full time career in environmental advocacy, including founding American Rivers, a principal U.S. conservation group. For the next 30 years he specialized in environmental projects involving rivers and wetlands and later, when he became a board-certified toxicologist, he developed an expertise in hazardous waste cleanups. He was an active paddler until sidelined by Parkinson's Disease. A passionate teacher and advocate, he is sorely missed by all who knew him. Click through for an excellent obituary and a photo of Terry taking Governor Carter over Bull Sluice!


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