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North Carolina whitewater, Pigeon River - West Fork

Haywood county, Route 215/1129 Junction to confluence with East Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6.3 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in North Carolina is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The beautiful scenery of North Carolina and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The Route 215/1129 Junction to confluence with East Fork stretch of Pigeon River - West Fork in North Carolina is 6.3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section.
    The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is wonderful. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. There
are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Route 215/1129 Junction to confluence with East Fork section is just one of many. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people  
coming from far and near. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Brevard, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
The Art Loeb Trail is a good hiking trail near Pigeon River - West Fork, and if you're visiting from Clyde, you won't be the only one. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors cool things the Blue Ridge Mountains has to offer. Near Pigeon River - West Fork you find the Buck Spring Trail which is a great hiking trail, and Pigeon River - West Fork is in the vicinity of Chambers Cove which is without doubt worth stopping at.

Pigeon River - West Fork, Route 215/1129 Junction to confluence with East Fork road map
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These outdoors activities are available near Pigeon River - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Pigeon River, Haywood County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 26.7 miles long (Confluence of East-West Fork to New Hepco Bidge)
Pigeon River - West Fork, Haywood County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Route 215/1129 Junction to confluence with East Fork)
Pigeon River - West Fork, Haywood County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Along Highway 215)
Pigeon River - East Fork, Haywood County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.7 miles long (Route 1887 Bridge to North Carolina Route 110 Bridge)
Pigeon River - Big East Fork, Haywood County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (3800 foot countour line to US Route 276 Bridge)
Pigeon River - Big East Fork, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 276)
Courthouse Creek, Transylvania County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Trailhead to National Forest French Broad)
Looking Glass Creek, Transylvania County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 5 miles long (Along Highway 278)
Davidson River, Transylvania County, 11 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forest Service Road 475-A to Looking Glass Creek)
Davidson River, Transylvania County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (FS Road 475 to Sycamore Flats)
 Ski Areas Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 14 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 38 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 39 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 41 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 47 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 84 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Grandview Lodge, Waynesville , 6 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Canton, Canton , 6 miles away
The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort And Spa, Waynesville , 7 miles away
Quality Inn West Of Asheville, Canton , 7 miles away
Econo Lodge Waynesville, Waynesville , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Riverhouse Acres, Canton, 2 miles away
Earthbound Lodging, Canton, 4 miles away
Sunburst, Hazelwood, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Art Loeb Trail, Transylvania , 10 miles away
Buck Spring Trail, Transylvania , 10 miles away
Thompson Ridge Trail, Transylvania , 11 miles away
Pilot Rock Trail, Transylvania , 12 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Transylvania , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 25 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 44 miles away
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina , 20 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 27 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Junaluska Driving Range, Waynesville , 6 miles away
Springdale Country Club, Canton , 6 miles away
Lake Junaluska Golf Course, Waynesville , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Pigeon River - West Fork
Wolf Creek Lake, Jackson , 15 miles away
Bear Creek Lake, Jackson , 17 miles away
Waterville Lake, Haywood , 17 miles away

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