Canoe Tas Inc

Mersey-Forth

Dove River

Pencil Pine confluence to Dove River Road


steep

wilderness

Distance: 4.0 km.
Average Grade: 13 m/km
Peak Grade: 20 m/km?
Difficulty: Grade 3.
Paddling Time: 2-4 hours.
Entry Point: Paddle or Walk 1.5km beside the Pencil Pine River from Pencil Pine (on the Cradle Mountain Road) to the Dove confluence.
Exit Point: Follow the Cradle Mountain Road from Miena to turn left onto the Dove River Road. Walk down to the river from the end of the Dove River Road (Grid ref. DP 170 956).
Water Level: No gauge but local rain is needed though high water would be dangerous!
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Forth (Land Tenure Index Series).
Shuttle: 
General Description: The Dove river is a beautiful stream, flowing through a remote quartzite gorge. This trip represents a short isolated section of medium grade river between the more difficult Pencil Pine and Lower Dove river sections.