Lower Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River

Cleveland, Alabama 35049

Lower Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River

Lower Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River Professional Review and Guide

"Challenging? Very! An excellent white water run with some very difficult and technical rapids known as Double Trouble and House Rock. Beginners should portage around these two areas or they will be at the mercy of the river. Aside from these two areas, and depending on the river level, this is a good learning river for supervised beginners and intermediates. Beautiful limestone bluffs accent the froth of the rapids. Alabama is truly blessed with some of the best rivers in the country, and one of the best in the state is the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River.

The National Park Service uses cultural heritage, fisheries, scenic beauty, geological interest, historical significance, recreational value, and wildlife criteria to determine the rivers they feel represent the best in the country. The Locust has been placed in the top 2 percent of that list. To add to the accolades, American Rivers placed the river on its “Outstanding Rivers” list in 1991, and American Whitewater named it an outstanding white water river in 1990."

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Trail Information

Cleveland
Nearby City
3.7
Distance
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Class II-III
Class
Best in winter and spring, but may be run at other times after rains
Season
DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Blountsville, Cleveland
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Nov 2018