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Conasauga River (Upper Upper)


Stretch: Hickory Creek Trailhead to Chicken Coop Gap
Difficulty: Class IV (IV+)
Distance: 3.15 miles (+7.4 miles on the “Upper”)
Flows: 10”+ to 24” on the bridge (we had 1,600 cfs and steady on the Holly Creek Gauge) . Check out American Whitewater's current Holly Creek flow gauge
Gradient: 156 fpm average for 1.5 miles then 75 fpm to Chicken Coop Gap
Put-in: Hickory Creek Trailhead (confluence of the Conasauga and Rough Creek)
Take-out: Chicken Coop Gap (realistically, you will continue to Old Highway 2 through the Upper)
Shuttle: 11.5 miles (30 minutes one way) or alternatively, 22.3 miles and 1 hour one way
Season: Fall, Winter, and Spring from rain.
Written: © 2018
Featured in Video A Wet State #145

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