Best Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing in North Carolina

This list represents the most popular whitewater kayaking & canoeing in North Carolina. Use this list to plan your next North Carolina whitewater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

The Nantahala heads up just inside the edge of Nantahala National Forest before entering ...
The South Toe has its headwaters on Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Rockies ...
This is a fast wild-water stream cutting a gorge 1,200 feet deep between Mill Ridge on ...
Buck Creek has its headwaters in the Mount Mitchell Wildlife Management Area below the ...
The Raven Fork comes off Breakneck Ridge, often at just that speed. It flows through the ...
The Boone Fork rises as a tiny tributary falling off the eastern flank of Grandfather ...
The Green River has its origins southwest of Tuxedo where it runs quietly for several ...
The South Fork begins at the confluence of several small streams southeast of Boone and ...
The Cheoah River is normally a dry streambed that runs from Santeetlah Dam to the Little ...
The Catawba heads up above Catawba Falls in the extreme western portion of McDowell County ...
The Mitchell flows off the foothills of the Blue Ridge to join the Yadkin. It is a fast, ...
The Little Tennessee first appears to the traveler on US 23/441 south of Franklin as a ...
The author feels the Fisher is the ideal stream for the novice to begin his or her fast-water ...
The French Broad is formed in the vicinity of Rosman, North Carolina, where the North ...
The Caney Fork has its headwaters in the Nantahala National Forest and is joined by many ...
The Broad begins just south of the Tennessee Valley Divide and flows generally southeast ...
The Oconaluftee heads up between Indian Gap (elevation 5,286 feet) and Newfound Gap (elevation ...
The Swannanoa drops off the western slopes of the Blue Ridge at Swannanoa Gap just east ...
Alarka Creek heads up into Nantahala National Forest on the slopes of the Alarka Mountains. ...
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