Diagonal Ledges Rapid

kayaker surfing a great glassy wave at the top of Diagonal Ledges Rapid on the Lower Gauley River in West Virginia

This rapid flows over some smooth, shallow shelf rock. These ledges are angled compared to the direction of the current, which give the rapid its name. One of the best kayak surfs on the entire Gauley River is located at the top of the rapid and has nice return eddy service for hours of entertainment.

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Diagonal Ledges Rapid at 2800 cfs