The Sinks

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Just past Metcalf Bottoms, Little River becomes more rapid and volatile as it slices through Little River Gorge, a narrow valley between Round Top Mountain and Curry She Mountain. Among the gorge’s more notable landmarks is an area known as “The Sinks.” The Sinks is where the river flows over a ten foot (three meters) waterfall into a large pool, and then seems to disappear for a small distance.

Unlike streams in a limestone area, which may actually “sink” for a considerable distance, this is more a question of appearance than of the stream truly “sinking”, which is not feasible in this area of ancient Precambrian metamorphic rock.

Below the Sinks, Little River is navigable in high water with a kayak.