Pencil Pine Falls

Canoe Tas Inc

Mersey-Forth

Pencil Pine River

Pencil Pine Falls run

steep

waterfalls
Distance: 3.5 km.
Average Grade: 26 m/km.
Peak Grade: 34 m/km.
Difficulty: Grade 4-5.
Paddling Time: 2-3 hours.
Entry Point: Follow the Cradle Mountain Road from Miena, to Pencil Pine, then follow the walking track 1.5 km upstream.
Exit Point: At the Dove River confluence, follow the walking track back to the Cradle Mountain road.
Water Level: No gauge but local rain is needed though high water would be dangerous!
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Sophia (Land Tenure Index Series).
Shuttle: 
General Description: The river starts as a typical alpine stream, flowing through alpine heath, until the first waterfall is encountered, just above the Cradle Mountain Road bridge. Below the bridge are 4 substantial waterfalls, only the first 2 (Pencil Pine and Knyvet Falls) having been paddled and several other portages are necessary before the Dove confluence.

 
Pencil Pine River