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North Carolina whitewater, Little River

Transylvania county, Triple Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     0.75 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Brevard, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in North Carolina is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The Triple Falls stretch of Little River in Transylvania County is 0.75 miles long and it is classified as a class
    V+ section by American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great
reasons to come. This is an extremely short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The beautiful scenery of North Carolina and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. This is not the only paddling section in this  
river system, there are others too. The campgrounds here at Little River are pretty good. Whitewater paddling here in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
There's perfect hiking along the Black Mountain Trail; Triple Falls is always fun to check out. That right there is a load of exciting stuff already but it goes on, the Blue Ridge Mountains has it all. At Little River you always meet someone from Pisgah Forest; a short journey to High Falls is always worthwhile. This is such a fun river. Places like Jones Gap State Park are great to stop at; The Nooks is an attention-grabbing thing to make out since you're here.

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


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

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, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (Triple Falls)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 4 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)
Oilcamp creek, Greenville County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oilcamp Road)
Matthews Creek, Greenville County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Raven Cliff Falls to US 276)
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, 7 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 , 39 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 , 75 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:
Ultimate Ride Campground, Cedar Mountain, 1 miles away
Little River Camping Resort, Pisgah Forest, 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
Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club, Hendersonville , 7 miles away
Cummings Cove Golf & Country, 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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