Pipe Creek-Red Bluff Creek (current beta needed), Texas, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-III(IV) (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||27 fpm|
Known to have been run, per Texas Whitewater.
Difficulty rating is taken from the book. Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||SH 16 Bridge||N/A|
|2.1||Bump Gate Rd (Low-Water Crossing)||N/A|
|4.6||Heisler Rd (Low-Water Crossing)||N/A|
|4.9||Confluence with Red Bluff Creek||N/A|
|7.3||FM 1283 Bridge||N/A|
|8.2||Red Bluff Ranch Rd (Low Bridge)||N/A|
Parking/access at river right via a dirt road on the downstream side of the highway easement
Texas Whitewater describes the creek narrowing and slipping through an undercut slot a few feet wide.
Likely hazard at some levels
Appears to be a feature of some consequence. Beta needed
Likely hazard at certain water levels
This is likely the "technical Class III" described in Texas Whitewater.
Described in Texas Whitewater as a must-portage. Water from the creek flows down a narrow chute and then into an underground cave.
Parking/access at river left. Parking available up the hill in the turnout at the intersection of Red Bluff Ranch Rd.
Access/parking situation unknown