Tennessee's Blue Ridge Rush
White water rafting on the Nolichucky River is an experience that challenges rafters with wavy rapids in an impressive wilderness setting. The Unaka Mountains provide an incredible backdrop as you paddle from North Carolina into Tennessee in the steepest river gorge east of the Mississippi.
NOC runs the smallest, most intimate rafting trips on the Nolichucky River, allowing you and your group to fully absorb the experience. Because the Nolichucky is a free-flowing river, water levels are subject to change. At each level, the river takes on a different personality from mild and scenic to wild and scenic.
Johnson City, TN
Distance: 8.5 Miles
Duration: 4-7 Hours (depending on water level)
Age: 12+ Years
An authentic wilderness trip featuring significant Class II-IV rapids in the steepest gorge east of the Mississippi. Learn More