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Upper Pigeon River Rafting Trip

From US$33,95
  • Great for beginners and expereinced rafters alike 
  • Receive attention from a certified guide in every raft 
  • The closest rafting tour to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge 
Upper Pigeon River Rafting Trip
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2:30pm Departure
Arrive at the outpost by 1:30pm for departure at 2:30pm for the Upper Pigeon rafting trip.
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As the lengthiest rafting trip on the Pigeon River, this excursion is perfect for thrill-seekers who love being on the water. You'll navigate Class I to Class IV rapids with a private guide in every raft, who ensures you receive personalized attention. Plus, no prior rafting experience is required for this tour, meaning that everyone from beginners to experienced rafters can get involved.
What to Expect

Raft the churning waters of the Upper Pigeon River on this 6.5-mile (10-km) adventure. After making your own way to the start point, you'll receive a safety briefing and get kitted out with the necessary equipment. Working together as a team, you and your raft mates navigate through Class I to Class IV rapids, maneuvering through twists, turns, and natural obstacles.

Certified guides in every raft lead the team through about 70 rapids running right through the heart of the Smoky Mountains. The trip takes place rain or shine, so come prepared for big water, big fun, and big adventures. Even though the course can be challenging, it’s appropriate for beginners as well as intermediate rafters.

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1 - 5 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Awesome Adventure

My husband and I went whitewater rafting for the first time. We had a great time. TJ was our guide. His experience and love of whitewater rafting made this an enjoyable experience. He told us exactly what to do when he needed us to paddle....More

Thank Rhonda K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Awesome experience! Our guide Cory made the trip so much fun!

Our first time white water rafting and it was so much fun! We would highly recommend this company... definitely a well run organization! Thanks so much for an amazing time!!

1  Thank Elaine N
Reviewed 6 days ago

I wish we had done this our first day. Our guide, Casey, was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable about the river and everything adventurous to do in the area. This is also a very beautiful area. Skip the crowds in Gatlinburg!

1  Thank Stacy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So much fun!!

It was a cold day out on the water but the whole family had a blast. Cory was a fantastic guide, environmentally conscious, and knew a ton about the history of the river and nature. We will definitely raft again with SMO next time we...More

Thank Madison S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Randy was the best!

Rafting is always fun, but what makes it the most memorable is having a really fun tour guide. Randy was exceptional and I would recommend him 100%. The trip was awesome.

Thank ATousz25
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