Nolichucky River Gorge

Full Day Trips, Class 3-4, Ages 10+ With over 25 named class 2-4 rapids, the Nolichucky River Gorge is one of the top rafting adventures in the entire east!

Experience all 25+ class 2-4 rapids and 9 miles of the Nolichucky Gorge at a faster pace in all guided rafts (ducks are available on our full day lunch trip).


Nolichucky River

Full Day Whitewater with Lunch Half Day Whitewater Trip
Time on the River 4 to 6 hours 3-5 hours
River Miles 9 miles 9 miles
Age Restrictions 10 years 10 years
Rapid Classification Class 3 & 4 Class 3 & 4
Rates $88 (group discounts available) $75 (group discounts available)

Nolichucky River Gorge Trip Details:

  • An experienced River Guide in every raft. Our guides carry all required safety certifications. Safety is our highest concern.
  • You will arrive at our outpost 30 minutes prior to your scheduled trip time, all guests are required to sign a waiver, pre-trip safety talk, fitted with PFD, helmet and paddle, short bus ride to the put-in.
  • Ages 10+
  • No experience required. Recommended for healthy active people. Please check with your physician if you have health concerns.
  • You will end your river trip at our Outpost.  Our facility offers hot showers, changing rooms, sand volleyball court, fire pits and stocked trout pond.

Nolichucky Gorge Full Day with Lunch: BOOK NOW

Are you looking to spend more time discovering all the Nolichucky River Gorge has to offer? The Nolichucky River full day trip includes a picnic riverside lunch and extra time to play, swim and surf in the rapids.

Self-paddled ducks may be available at some water levels and are highly recommended because they are so much fun!

Half Day Nolichucky Gorge Trip: BOOK NOW

Don’t have time to spend a full day on the Nolichucky?  You can choose a fully-guided raft trip during the warmest part of the day. This will allow you to enjoy the beautiful Nolichucky Gorge without spending your entire day on the river.

The headwaters and tributaries of the amazing Nolichucky River begin on the slopes of Mt. Mitchell, the highest mountain on the entire east coast. From there the Nolichucky rushes along the border of North Carolina and Tennessee through a gorge rimmed with beautiful cliffs and flowery rhododendron.

In the Spring you can generally expect higher water levels which means rafts are the craft of choice for our full day trip. For summer-time water levels, we give our customers the opportunity to paddle an inflatable duck or raft on the lunch trips.

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