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Upper Pigeon River Rafting Trip

  • 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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3:30pm Departure
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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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Reviewed yesterday
Awesome, wish we had done it before.

On this trip to Pigeon Forge, my teeenage daughters and I decided we were finally going to white water raft. We were so glad we did. The highlight of our vacation. Evan was our Professional guide and he was exceptional. Our whole team was new...More

Thank James M
Reviewed yesterday

I went with 3 of my highschool friends and we had an absolute blast! Our tourguide's name was TJ and he was awesome. Very nice and funny and we had a great time with him. Definitely recommend this to anyone who's looking to have an...More

Thank MithMode
Reviewed 3 days ago
What a Blast!

We had such an awesome time with Sean rafting on the river! He made us feel comfortable and gave perfect instructions. It was the first time I had been white water rafting and now I'm looking forward to the next time! Thank you Sean!!

Thank cjbmead
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Super fun and super rush!! That’s what we were looking for. My wife and I went to Tennessee for the outdoors and to have new experiences. The guys from SMO provide us with memories that will last forever. A big shout out to Georgia, our...More

Thank Chuflufu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing time with an awesome guide - Reverend Dean!!

We had a group of 5, 2 of which had never been White Water Rafting before. This course had the perfect amount of rapids while also having enough times to sit back and enjoy the views. Our guide was Dean, who was amazing. He had...More

Thank summergirl6230
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