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North Carolina whitewater, Little River

Transylvania county, Base of Triple Falls to Hooker Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     1 miles
  The natural beauty of North Carolina and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in North Carolina are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The Base of Triple Falls to Hooker Falls section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. This stretch is very short so better bring some
    good walking shoes. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. If you're coming from Brevard it's not a long drive at all to
the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This section of Little River is 1 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions  
for lots of people. The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is wonderful.

Briefly about the general area:
There are delightful locations to discover along the Mullinax Trail; a visit to Triple Falls will fill your soul with delightful feelings. Be careful coming to the Blue Ridge Mountains, you might not ever wanna go back home again. When you're here at Little River it's always fun to have a look at Caesars Head State Park, and lots of folks from Pisgah Forest come here. A river like this is too good to miss. Put some time aside to spend at Hooker Falls since you're here at Little River.

Little River, Base of Triple Falls to Hooker Falls road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Little River.
 Whitewater Near Little River:
Little River, Transylvania County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Base of Triple Falls to Hooker Falls)
Little River, Transylvania County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (Triple Falls)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Jones Gap Trail to Park)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 5 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2 miles long (Jones Gap State Park to Gap Creek Road)
Matthews Creek, Greenville County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Raven Cliff Falls to US 276)
Oilcamp creek, Greenville County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oilcamp Road)
South Saluda River, Greenville/ Pickens County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Table Rock Reservoir to Highway 288)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (County Road 41 to South Saluda River)
South Saluda River, Greenville County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Blyth Shoals - Highway 11 to Talley Bridge)
French Broad River - East Fork, Transylvania County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (East Fork Road at Laurel Branch to French Broad River)
 Ski Areas Near Little River:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 38 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 43 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 49 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 52 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 71 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 74 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 86 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Little River:
Hampton Inn Brevard, Brevard , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BREVARD, Brevard , 7 miles away
The Inn At Brevard, Brevard , 8 miles away
Inn On Church, Hendersonville , 13 miles away
Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little River:
Little River Camping Resort, Pisgah Forest, 1 miles away
Ultimate Ride Campground, Cedar Mountain, 1 miles away
Black Forest Family Camping, Cedar Mountain, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Little River:
Mullinax Trail, Transylvania , 9 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Transylvania , 11 miles away
Laurel Mountain Trail, Henderson , 13 miles away
Thompson Ridge Trail, Transylvania , 14 miles away
Pilot Rock Trail, Transylvania , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 23 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 68 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 5 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 8 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little River:
Glen Cannon Country Club, Brevard , 6 miles away
Etowah Valley Country Club, Etowah , 7 miles away
Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club, Hendersonville , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Little River
Summit Camp Lake, Transylvania , 2 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 11 miles away
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 13 miles away

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