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Printer Friendly Caney Fork of the Cumberland (Clifty Bridge to Bee Creek)

Caney Fork of the Cumberland (Clifty Bridge to Bee Creek)


Stretch: “The Caney Fork”
Difficulty: Class IV (one IV+ to V-)
Distance: 9.15 miles (or 7.35 miles)
Flows: 1.1 (very low)’ to ~3’ (1.8’ felt optimal) at Clifty Bridge Put-in stick gauge. Or use Alex Zendel’s correlation to figure out if it may have water… or American Whitewater’s correlation (850 cfs = 1.8’). .
Gradient: 64 fpm average (from the start of the Class IV rapids 4.8 miles in to the end of the rapids it is 80 fpm)
Put-in: Clifty Road bridge over the Caney Fork
Take-out: Scott Gulf Rd
Shuttle: 12 miles (~45 minutes one way). The last several miles on Scott Gulf need 4-wheel drive and some clearance. My Highlander made it… just barely. Each year it is getting worse though
Season: Winter and Spring, Rain
Written: © 2015

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