White Water Paddling in West Virginia, WV

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  1. The East Coast’s big water run that built West Virginia's rafting industry is accessible and fun for most paddlers.

    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    39.9 miles
    Regardless of which section of the river you choose to run, expect about a 3-hour river trip at normal summer flows.
  2. Known as the Beast of the East, the Gauley River has some of the best whitewater paddling on Earth. It's definitely upper world class—and it's within a day's drive.

    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    39.9 miles
    The Upper Gauley's 10-12 miles take 4 hours at a leisurely pace. The Lower Gauley's 14 miles take 4 hours if you're booking.
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