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Pigeon River Gorge

The Pigeon River is home to some of the most beautiful and exciting whitewater rafting in western North Carolina. The river features a number of great Class III and Class IV rivers along both the Upper and Lower sections of the river. This 5-mile run offers a number of big water Class 3 to 3+ rapids, including Powerhouse, Roller Coaster, Lost Guide, Double Reactionary and Accelerator. The river has a number of popular playspots for surfing in rafts or duckies in the first mile of the river at rapids such as Snap Dragon, Lost Guide, below Double Reactionary. Enjoy a paddle through a scenic gorge flanked by the eastern boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the sound of the roaring rapids.

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The Adventure Collective publishes a series of outdoor adventure sports guides to adventures in Asheville, Boone, Brevard, Chattanooga, Charleston and The Great Smoky Mountains.

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