This renowned river is consistently ranked among the top rivers in the world by expert paddlers, based on its technical rapids, scenic quality and inaccessibility. The fall Lower Gauley is considered a moderate adventure and combines exhilarating rapids with magnificent scenery from start to finish.

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5 - 7 Hours

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September - October

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Single Day Rates

Weekday: $125
Saturday: $185
Sunday: $135

Value Package Rates

Weekday: $160
Saturday: $220
Sunday: $170


September: 6, 7, 8, 9; 13, 14, 15, 16; 20, 21, 22, 23; 27, 28, 29, 30
October: 4, 5, 6; 12, 13; 19 (Bridge Day) & 20 (Last Day)

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Adventure Class

  • Intermediate – Exciting
  • Class III – V Rapids
  • No Experience Necessary
  • Minimum Age: 12

This whitewater trip feels like a watery roller coaster ride—a favorite among many paddlers. It is set in a pristine wilderness which allows you to marvel at the rugged canyon walls and grandeur between rapids, numbering over 35, with colorful names like Pure Screaming Hell, Canyon Doors, Koontz Flume, and Heaven Help Us.

The Lower Gauley is characterized by big whitewater, invigorating rapids and breathtaking scenery. this adventure is well suited for enthusiastic first time rafters and is often the next step after rafting the Lower New River. The Lower Gauley is also the perfect prelude to the intense Upper Gauley.

Trip Details

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Trip Length: 5-7 hours

Trip Includes:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Round-Trip River Shuttle
  • Riverside Deli Lunch
  • Complimentary Beverages after Rafting

What is Adventure Class?

Adventure Class Trips (min. age 12) are more challenging than Family Class Trips. These rafting in West Virginia trips are characterized by alternating pools and drops that create big, roller coaster-type waves and rapids. Adventure Class Trips are suitable for beginners and experienced rafters alike.

Package Options

Single Day Rafting:

Continental Breakfast
Riverside Deli Lunch
Complimentary Beverages after Rafting

Value Package:

Single Day Rafting
2 Nights Camping
Continental Breakfast Daily
Deluxe Dinner