RAPID NAME: Back Ender
RAPID RATING: Class IV
RIVER SECTION: Lower Gauley
This is a powerful hundred yard long rapid with a steep gradient and narrow channel. The widest entrance is on the right side of the river. A move to the left after entering the rapid will put you on the wave train and keep you away from the undercuts that line the right bank.
There is road access on both sides of the river downstream of Back Ender Rapid.
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Back Ender Rapid at 2800 cfs
Filmed from the left bank, this video describes the features present in Back Ender Rapid and includes footage of whitewater rafting and kayaking through the rapid..