Little Patuxent - US Route 29 (Columbia) to US Route 1

Little Patuxent, Maryland, US


US Route 29 (Columbia) to US Route 1

Usual Difficulty I-IV (for normal flows)
Length 7 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01594000 250 - 500 cfs I-IV 00h30m 43 cfs (too low)

River Description

Park at Savage Mill and walk upstream about 1/4 mi. The Falls is 3 riverwide ledges, class III+ to IV (dependent on level) with a total drop of 10-12', followed by a class III rapid that doglegs to the left. There are a few potential playspots, but it's level-dependent.

TopoZone Map

Ed Evangelidi testifies:
Savage Falls has been run successfully on river left or towards the middle with a series of basically Class 3 moves. However, each drop in this rapid has numerous pinning or boat crunching rocks. Scout carefully and be wary of rooster tails indicating hidden rocks at the bottom of any drop.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2002-06-29 11:11:59


Rapid Descriptions

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