Terrapin Creek

Piedmont, Alabama

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The Terrapin is an excellent Class I river. Around almost every bend there is a shoal or drop, requiring rapid careening around the rocks. The banks are lined with interesting rock formations, and the foothills of the Appalachians provide a breathtaking backdrop. The trip comes to an end with a wonderful freshwater spring flowing through the ground into the river. It’s icy cold and delicious on a hot day. Terrapin Creek is one of those “secret” little rivers you find in Alabama. Secret in that not many people know about the river or what a great ride it will provide. Overall the river is 400 miles in length.
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Paddling Alabama

by Joe Cuhaj & Curt Burdick (Falcon Guides)

The Terrapin is an excellent Class I river. Around almost every bend there is a shoal or drop, requiring rapid careening around the rocks. The banks are lined with interesting rock formations, and the foothills of the Appalachians provide a breathtaking backdrop.

The trip comes to an end with a wonderful freshwater spring flowing through the ground into the river. It’s icy cold and delicious on a hot day. Terrapin Creek is one of those “secret” little rivers you find in Alabama. Secret in that not many people know about the river or what a great ride it will provide. Overall the river is 400 miles in length.

©  Joe Cuhaj & Curt Burdick/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Piedmont
Distance: 7.3
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Best in winter and spring, and sometimes may be run in summer
Local Maps: DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Piedmont
Driving Directions: Directions to Terrapin Creek

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