Next river on the hit parade beginning near Asheville and going into Tennessee is the Nolichucky.
The Nolichucky River is about 45 minutes from Asheville, N.C. and is also a free flowing river. As such, it is subject to change by the day having to do with rain fall. This may be something to bear in mind if drought conditions are in effect.
It is a challenging river in a relative wilderness setting showcasing the Unaka Mountains as a splendid backdrop. Leaving North Carolina crossing in to Tennessee, it provides the steepest river gorge east of the Mississippi River. Even the brave may let loose a scream or two as they navigate this rivers 9 mile course experiencing Class 2, 3 and 4 rapids all in the same fantastic river.
If that's not enough to wow you with the experience- portions of this river flow through a Black bear sanctuary.The tracks of these animals may often be noted on the bank of this river and those with eagle eyes may actually spot a bear.
Glory in the sheer rock face as it ascends 2,800 feet from the base of this grand river to the tippy tops of the treed mountain top.
It is as beautiful as it is exciting and is a white water rafting trip not to be missed. Parts of this rafting trip can be experienced in either half day or a full day trip.
Why, you may even find your trusty innkeepers there after we serve your gourmet breakfast.
Patti and Gary Wiles