Nolichucky is one of the wildest and most
scenic rivers in the Southeast. It's exciting and challenging! From the
it drops into a ten-mile long gorge with class III- IV rapids. Paddlers do
need prior experience to enjoy raft or funyak. We'll guide you past rugged
bluffs, crystal clear springs and mountains that rise to elevations of
After lunch, the river eases in intensity. This allows you to have a
afternoon on the river, enjoying the majestic mountain canyon.
Minimum Age: 12 - Lunch Provided - Fully Guided -
The Upper Nolichucky
This is a
trip for those wanting all of the action in a
short amount of time. The trade off is that you paddle non-stop to save a
little time. It is a fast, hard dash down the Upper with no lunch. This
dependent on water level and the Lower may be substituted.
Minimum Age: 12 - No Lunch - Fully Guided - No
The Lower Nolichucky
way to experience the river. This stretch is perfect for the family; it's
gentle enough for the younger children. The Lower has class I and II rapids
with one class III at the end. You'll float pass 700' cliffs, forested
woodlands and sandy beaches. You might even see a deer or an osprey. You'll
have time to enjoy swimming in the quiet pools between gentle rapids and
hike to a cascading waterfall. You can turn it into a full day by adding
lunch option or bringing a picnic for afterwards.
Minimum Age: 5 - Snack Included (Lunch Optional) - Guide
Even the most inexperienced paddler can enjoy
this float trip. Fast moving
current and plenty of class I and II rapids. The Watauga is dam controlled;
afternoon releases are common.
Minimum Age: 5
Snack Included - Guide Escorted
Mountain Biking Tours
We also offer
mountain biking tours here at Cherokee. We will take you to the top of Rich
Mountain at a height of 3400'. The view from the top is breathtaking,
overlooking North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Rich Mountain
90% downhill so you won't have to be a pro to experience the ride. Full and
Half-Day trips are available.
Minimum Age: 10
Snack Included - Guide Escorted
Sign up for one of our low ropes courses and
take the Cherokee Challenge. They
are designed to develop teamwork, trust, and leadership as well as
communication and problem solving skills. The courses are a series of
involving platforms and obstacles. Finding the solutions for each task
every member of the group and each task builds on the skills learned in the
previous activities. Great for staff development, youth groups,
challenge programs and those seeking to build in-house programs.
Available as a short introduction or a half-day
The Full Day Ropes Course following a Low
Ropes format, adds some unique
elements which takes place in the river. Floatation devices are provided
the activities are chosen with the group's needs in mind.
Minimum Age: 8 - Lunch Included on Full Day -
It 's an
open-air adventure for you and your group along
the banks of the Nolichucky River. The blazing bonfire adds the finishing
and enhances the camaraderie of your group.
Minimum of 15 people; Minimum age : 4.
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