Gunpowder Falls - 1 - Graves Run Rd to Prettyboy Reservoir (Gunpowder Road)

Gunpowder Falls, Maryland, US


1 - Graves Run Rd to Prettyboy Reservoir (Gunpowder Road) (Top Gunpowder)

Usual Difficulty II+ (for normal flows)
Length 2.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 31 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01581960 40 - 2000 cfs II+ 00h48m 30.8 cfs (too low)

River Description

Ed Evangelidi testifies:
This run consists of two gorges. The upper gorge is straightforward Class 1-2 and has a mill race on river right. The lower gorge is through a hemlock forest, has steeper drops and has ruins of the old paper mill at the bottom on river right. Both gorges tend to collect downed trees from time to time. The takeout is on an arm of Prettyboy Reservoir and you shouldn’t be here. So be quick to drop cars and load up, be as inconspicuous as possible driving by the area and look like a fisherman rather than a boater. Also consider skipping this lovely piece of whitewater in hunting season.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2005-05-11 14:49:11


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