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Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip

by Rafting In The Smokies
per traveler Price is $49
Duration: 1h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher

Highlights

  • Whitewater rafting down class-III & -IV rapids over 5 miles

  • Exhilarating rafting adventure through beautiful scenery

  • Migration route of now-extinct passenger pigeon

  • Experienced guide present on every raft

  • Maximum of 6 people, plus your guide, per raft

Highlights

  • Whitewater rafting down class-III & -IV rapids over 5 miles

  • Exhilarating rafting adventure through beautiful scenery

  • Migration route of now-extinct passenger pigeon

  • Experienced guide present on every raft

  • Maximum of 6 people, plus your guide, per raft

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05:00 PM, 5:00 pm, Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip

Duration 1h 30m
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Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip

Activity Location

Rafting In The Smokies Information Office

813 East Parkway

Gatlinburg 37738

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Rafting the Smokies Hartford River Outpost

    3595 Hartford Road

    Hartford 37753


Description

Embark on a thrilling rafting ride through the twists and turns of the Pigeon River. This adventure never has a dull moment, boasting a course of 12 Class-III and 3 Class-IV whitewater rapids. In the lower part of the river, enjoy scenes of beautiful sycamore trees in the winding valley.

Strap on a life jacket and prepare to get wet. Listen to a rafting briefing before hopping in and heading downstream. Negotiate the tumultuous torrents and turbulent whitewater rapids of the upper river. With telling names including Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide, you're sure to encounter some bumpy waves and spectacular splashes during the 5 mile (8 km) course.

As you travel down the river, your guide navigates the obstacles and keeps your journey fun and engaging with information and stories about the wildlife and surroundings. They also provide clear commands, resulting in an exciting and safe trip downriver at exhilarating speeds.

Once you reach the lower river, catch your breath and enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you gracefully glide over class I & II rapids. The river takes its name from the passenger pigeon, now extinct, whose migration route once included the river valley. The river carves through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee National Forest, Martha Sundquist State Forest, and the Appalachian Trail.


Inclusions

  • Guided rafting trip

  • Helmet, life jacket, and paddles


Know Before You Book

  • You must be at least 8 years old or over 70 lbs (32 kilos).

  • You must be able to fit in a 56’’ life jacket.

  • If you are pregnant, you cannot participate.

  • Complimentary onsite amenities include a shady picnic area, grills, playground, water's edge play area, and a nature trail.

  • Check-in 45 minutes prior to your tour time at our Hartford River Outpost, 3595 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753.


Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5

5/5 Jul 15, 2020

We had a great experience at Rafting the Smokies! We had a guest guide, Graham who was great. Even being a first hesitant for my first trip, we were quickly put to ease.

Kolleen B

United States

5/5 Jul 10, 2020

Our guide, Xavier was awesome! He was serious and informative when needed - but told jokes, shared history, encouraged us and even had a water gun. My kids loved shooting the water gun at rafts that were guided by other "Rafting in the Smokies" instructors.

Nicole B

United States