• Deerskin River Video

    Deerskin River Video

    For your viewing pleasure, here’s our Deerskin River video which captured one of the more unexpectedly delightful paddles of 2021. It’s a mostly undeveloped river that gently meanders through classic northern…

  • New Wood River Video

    New Wood River Video

    New Wood River is a short lightwater trip which is quite delightful when running. With constant riffles and occasional Class I waves, it’s best considered a companion run to others in…

  • 2021 Year in Review

    Miles Paddled 2021 Year in Review

    Well look at that, another year has passed and we’re once again looking back in our year-end review. 2021 was an interesting year for MilesPaddled.com. From an outsider’s perspective, we may…

  • Running Free - The Baraboo River Restoration Story

    Running Free: The Baraboo River Restoration Story

    If you’ve ever paddled the Boo, specifically the downtown section, I recommend watching Running Free: The Baraboo River Restoration Story. It’s a short film about what’s resulted from dam removals on the…

  • Des Plaines River
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    Des Plaines River

    Russell Road to Wadsworth Road: This section of the Des Plaines River is a sliver of an oasis located between a densely populated area of northeastern Illinois that flows through the open…

  • Six Mile Creek Video

    Six Mile Creek Video: Waunakee, Wisconsin

    Here’s a look at the lower half of Six Mile Creek, a there-and-back trip that offers pleasant paddling without the commitment of shuttling, plus an array of wildlife. Oh, and depending…

  • Six Mile Creek
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    Six Mile Creek II

    Touring Lower Six Mile Creek: A delightful little jaunt in the Madison area, the lower half of Sixmile Creek offers a pleasant respite without the commitment of a long drive or…

  • Willow River
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    Willow River

    Highway 64 to Willow River State Park: I want to avoid the “hidden gem” cliché here, but I won’t in singing the praises of this delightful stream with so much to…

  • Fisher River
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    Fisher River

    260th Avenue to Brunet Island State Park: There’s potential enjoyment on the part of the Fisher River that conjoins the Chippewa within the boundary of Brunet Island State Park. If you’re…

  • Deerskin River
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    Deerskin River

    Deerskin Road/Forest Road 2199 to Rangeline Road: The Deerskin River is a wild and mostly undeveloped little gem that gently meanders through classic northern Wisconsin landscape over crystal clear water, a sandy…

  • Little Maquoketa River
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    Little Maquoketa River

    Graf Park to Durango: A trip rich in potential but poor as dirt in reward, this upstream clip of the Little Maquoketa River can only be done at higher water levels…

  • Grant River
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    Grant River I

    Short Cut Road to County Road U: When it comes to Wisconsin driftless paddles, the Grant is as captivating as they come with its twists, turns, riffles and rock formations. However, there’s…

  • Neenah Creek
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    Neenah Creek II

    Oxford to County Road A: With steady, reliable flows, water that’s cold and clear as gin on the rocks, a sinewy stretch through a marshy area, some tight turns and occasional…

  • New Wood River
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    New Wood River

    County Highway E to Tesch Road: A short northcentral Wisconsin lightwater trip, (made even shorter due to the closure of the once popular put-in just upstream from this ad hoc access…

  • Black River
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    Black River VI

    Highway 73 to Willard Road: Two-for-one fun combining primitive-feeling creek paddling with the bigger but still rugged Black River, this outstanding trip is blessed with easy accesses and multiple options to…

  • Milespaddled 2021

    Miles Paddled 2021

    Hey all, apologies for the downtime the last couple months but I had a “whole thing” I had to fix (like, moving the entire site). The good news is that we’re…

  • 2020 Year in Review

    Miles Paddled 2020 Year in Review

    So 2020 wasn’t what any of us were expecting, but here we are on day one of a whole new year with hope for better things ahead. Emphasis on hope because…

  • 20 Best Paddles of 2020

    20 Best Paddles of 2020

    In keeping with Miles Paddled tradition, we’re pleased to bring you our annual year-end list of favorite paddles from the past season. While 2020 was challenging for a number of reasons,…