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Difficulty IV
Length 0.5 Miles
Flow Range 2000 - 4000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 18 minutes ago 373 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 01/27/2007 8:41 am

River Description

in the falls section, i prefer the trail on river right. river left is okay but the section right beside the road is poison ivy choked.

there is a surprise waiting for you if you paddle about 1/2 mile down past the last slide. you will know it when you see it. down there the trail on river left is better than river right, but both are long walks back. hunter and i were disappointed in the short ending the first time we went down there. we got our hopes up seeing the class I-II little pile of rocks right after the last slide...if you have the rest of the afternoon to kill, set shuttle on whatever road comes next and go check it out. i have a feeling there will be something there.

Rapid Descriptions


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7 years ago

we went rock sliding there as teenagers two friends almost drowned but otherwise had lot of fun there david hawkins ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paddled from the falls to hwy 40 "next bridge" in 2010 found the surprise and a bunch of logs across river. Donnie Edgerton

Gage Descriptions

the rawlings gauge is placed way below the falls section. so if it is still raining in southern va and the rawlings gauges has started to go up, then it is probably running. kind of reedy-esque in that way.

Directions Description

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Attention Virginia Boaters!

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.

Matt Muir


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