From beautiful mountains to some of the most challenging West Virginia whitewater rafting, Gauley River rapids are a force to be reckoned with and a badge of honor you will never forget. With 50+ rapids this remote 12 miles of river will carry you through class II – V whitewater, including a 14’ cascading waterfall. Watch the show and enjoy a delicious and hot riverside lunch served by your favorite guides. Boats and lodging fill up fast, ‘cuz it’s some pretty fun stuff
Every September and October, one of the top whitewater rafting trips in the world emerges when the water is released from Summersville Lake into the Gauley River. Consisting of 5 class V rapids and dozens of class III-IV, this is a rafting trip to remember. This is THE trip for experienced rafters, thrill-seekers, and adrenaline junkies, and a bucket list item for many. The remote gorge offers stunning views of untouched wilderness, best explored in a raft.
5 class V rapids
14 foot waterfall
Lunch at ACE’s private deck with views of Sweet’s Falls
Waivers are required for all participants.
Let us know about any food allergies or dietary restrictions prior to your arrival at ACE
Be sure to leave the jewelry, watches, and any other valuables behind. Your trip leader will secure your car keys in a safe place. Items are easily lost on the river!
FALL GAULEY SEASON
Fall Gauley Season, a bucket list item for many, is a legendary, unforgettable experience. Starting each September, the US Army Corp of Engineers releases the water from Summersville Lake for 6 weekends in a row. The water flows into the Gauley River, creating a run many consider to be the top single-day rafting trip in the world.
This scenic and remote river has two sections, one that is a pulse-pounding, wild, class V adventure, and another that is a little tamer. The Upper, more wild section of river boasts five class V+ rapids, including a 14-foot waterfall.
The Lower Gauley section is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful stretches of river that we run (and that’s saying something).
TRIP PHOTOS AND VIDEO
Waterproof cameras/GoPros are allowed on ACE rafting trips.
An ACE photographer will take photos along the way for purchase after the trip in the Outfitter store at ACE Adventure Resort or here on our online store…
All Lower New River Gorge rafting trips will have a trip video, Upper New River Gorge trips will have a photographer only.
In highly unusual circumstances we may have to change the section of river, or the river you are running, when extremely high water levels occur.
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