If you are all about the whitewater, back-to-back trips down the New River Gorge may be the perfect fit for you. On this trip you will raft the exciting and challenging Lower New River twice in 1 day.
The trip starts near the Adventures on the Gorge Resort and runs eight miles through 17 rapids...twice!
Minimum Age: 12
Lower New River FAQs
About the New River
The Lower New River offers one of the best whitewater rafting experiences in West Virginia . It is a large volume river with large shelf drops and boulders, creating the perfect combination of waves and hydraulics for a world class whitewater rafting experience.
Lower New River Rapids Classification
Class I through IV
On class III-IV and harder trips, a guide sits in every raft and provides instruction at each major rapid and throughout the trip. On some trips like the Upper New and Summer Gauley, guests may be in their own inflatable kayaks (duckies). If that is the case, guides will be present to instruct, advise and assist.
Our standard rafts are 16 feet long, comfortably seating 8 guests and a guide. Upgrades to 14' and 12' rafts are available.
This is a full day trip consisting of two back-to-back New Rapid River Runs with 2-3 hours on the water per run, and a 30 minute shuttle each way.
We provide transportation from our resort to the river and back again, all rafting equipment (helmet, life jacket, paddle and boat) and a complimentary beverage.
What to Bring
Bring any medication you need throughout the day, plus sunscreen, sunglasses and a change of clothes to keep at the resort upon your return. Guides carry small waterproof bags to stow necessary medications. Depending on the time of year and the weather, you may also want a synthetic layer. If necessary, wetsuits and splash jackets are available for rent. Call us to book those, too.
Customized quotations are available upon request for groups with over 15 members.
Requirements & Restrictions
The minimum age for this trip is 12 years old. Our PFDs (personal floatation devices) have a maximum chest capacity of 56 inches. Participants should also be able to swim.
Your guides and leaders will discuss specific safety requirements on site.