Known to have been run, per Texas Whitewater.
Difficulty rating is taken from the book. Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.
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
There is no gauge for this creek. Texas Whitewater suggests using the Cibolo Creek gauge as a proxy (300+ cfs) and correlating with the NWS rain gauge at Pipe Creek. Unfortunately, however, the Cibolo Creek gauge in question has been decommissioned. The Medina River at Bandera could be a possible proxy.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
If someone gets hurt on a river, or you read about a whitewater-related injury, please report it to
American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
editors will turn multiple witness reports into a single unified accident report.
Log into the American Whitewater website and you can contribute to river descriptions,
flow and access tips, and maps associated with runs you've done. You can even add new
runs to the inventory!