A whitewater rafting trip along the Lower New River is perfect for any thrill seeker and adventure lover. It is commonly referred to as one of the world's best whitewater runs, and it has rapids ranging from swimmable Class I rapids to adrenaline pumping Class IV+ whitewater. This 6.5-mile stretch of river from Cunard to Fayette Station contains 24 rapids, a very high concentration for a relatively small segment of the river, and it provides for a unique and rather intense rafting experience
While the rapids are incredible, the surrounding views enhance the trip even more. This portion of the river will provide you with stunning views of the New River Gorge Bridge, the second tallest bridge in the United States and an architectural phenomenon. It travels along the famous Endless Wall, the number one rated trail in the national parks system. There are opportunities to see remnants of old coal-mining towns that date back to the 1870s. In addition to the architecture, geology, and history surrounding this river, there are frequent bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, and deer sightings on these trips.
A brief discussion of some of the notable rapids on this run follows, but please consult a river map for specific locations and information.