The Upper Gauley Guide
Check out a comprehensive guide to the Upper Gauley River's 30 named whitewater rapids.
Welcome to the Gauley River Rapids an online guide exploring all the rapids of the Upper and Lower Gauley River. Here you can view videos, aerial photos, images and written descriptions for every major rapid on the Upper Gauley and Lower Gauley trips on the Gauley River in West Virginia.
The Upper Gauley River is a paddling milestone for rafters, kayakers and open boaters in the United States. This formidable river deals out 25 rapids in just the first 9 miles of water and hosts legendary class V rapids like Pillow Rock, Iron Ring, Lost Paddle and more. Come explore video, photos and detailed descriptions of all the Upper Gauley river rapids in this comprehensive online guide.Learn More
The Upper section of the Gauley River gets so much attention that would be paddlers often overlook the amazing stretch of whitewater to be found on the Lower Gauley River. While the rapids are not quite as difficult the scenery is arguably more remote and breathtaking. That being said, this is no leisurely float trip. It’s a challenging, but reasonable run suitable for beginning rafters and veterans alike.LEARN MORE