Lower New River Afternoon Express, Class III/IV - West Virginia Adventures Rafting

Lower New River Afternoon Express, Class III/IV

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Rafting excitement in New River Gorge National Park with one of our highly experienced guides through amazing scenery and Class III/IV rapids. Afternoon trip, no meal provided.

You will start your expedition by checking in at our BaseCamp, and meeting the Trip Leader and your Guide. We will answer any questions or concerns you have, and outfit everyone in your party with a paddle, PFD (flotation/lifejacket), and helmet. On the short bus ride to the river, we will go over safety instructions, get you ready for what to expect, and usually keep you laughing.

At the river, you will get into the raft for your group, with your Guide, and after a few practice strokes and getting comfortable in the raft, you will get the rush of your first rapid! The scenery through the national forest is spectacular, from remnants of old coal mining operations tucked into majestic mountains and rock formations, to birds of prey and water birds (even bald eagles if you're lucky), and the occasional train that still journeys through the hills of the New River Gorge.

Your trip will complete under the New River Gorge Bridge, the longest single-span arch bridge in the world when it was built, and now the 3rd longest in the world. The bridge is 3000 feet long and 876 feet above the river, making it the 3rd tallest bridge in the US.

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  • National Park scenery
  • Class III/IV whitewater
  • Ages 11+
  • Personal guide in your raft
  • Afternoon express trip
  • No meal provided
  • 3 PM meet time
  • 6:30 PM return time
  • Group and school rates available
  • Group custom start times/itineraries available

Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days' notice = 50% refund
  • 3-29 days' notice: no refunds, trips may be rescheduled for guest convenience
  • Less than 72 hour's notice and/or No Shows: no refunds, no credit toward rescheduling
  • No refunds at any time on prepaid gift certificates, trip vouchers, or special offers/sale prices

Guests are NOT permitted to raft under the undue influence of any substance, prescription or recreational, or if they are deemed to be mentally, emotionally, or behaviorally unprepared or combative.


  1. Glen Jean