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Lower New River Rafting Afternoon Express Trip

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Person (ages 11+)

A Shorter Rafting Trip with Stunning Scenery!

Join us on an exhilarating white water rafting trip in New River Gorge National Park with one of our highly experienced guides, paddling through amazing scenery and Class III/IV rapids. It’s the perfect afternoon on the river!

Your expedition begins by checking in at our BaseCamp and meeting the trip leader and your guide. We answer all your questions and get everyone outfitted with a paddle, PFD (flotation/lifejacket), and helmet. On the short bus ride to the river, we cover safety instructions, get you ready for what to expect, and usually keep you laughing.

At the river, your group boards your personal raft with your guide, and after a few practice strokes and getting comfortable in the raft, you get to feel the rush of your first rapid! The scenery through the national forest is spectacular. Take in remnants of old coal mining operations tucked into majestic mountains, rock formations, birds of prey, 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 comes to an end under the New River Gorge Bridge, which was the longest single-span arch bridge in the world when it was built and is now the third-longest in the world. The bridge is 3,000 feet long and stands 876 feet above the river, making it the third-tallest bridge in the U.S.


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