This is one of the smaller rivers in the state. While congested at times, it’s a neat creek with a handful of surprise rapids.
Hilldale Drive to West Side Park
Date Paddled: April 6th, 2019
Distance: 3.0 miles
Time: 3 hours 20 minutes (90 minutes would be more typical)
Another Ice Age paddle that turned out surprisingly well. This was mostly an urban segment through downtown Hartford with the highlights being attractive bridges, riverside architecture, light rapids and good clarity.Read More...
West Side Park to Hwy 60
Date Paddled: July 7th, 2019
Distance: 3.6 miles
Time: 3 hours 45 minutes (100 minutes would be more typical)
This was not as nice as my last Rubicon trip because of some deadfall issues, but this segment does have a lot of potential, especially in the second half where there are many light rapids.Read More...
Jefferson Rd to Hale Road
Date Paddled: May 22nd, 2021
Distance: 4.3 miles
Time: Expect 2 hours
Much of this trip was a flowage paddle...muddy, carp-infested and not super interesting. The last part below the dam though was really nice with the highlights being several small boulder gardens and light rapids.Read More...