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High Mountain Expeditions ; Whitewater Rafting; River Tubing; Canoe And Kayak Rentals

April 20 - October 31


3149 Tynecastle Hwy,

Banner Elk, NC 28604

Phone: (828) 202-7293 / 1.(828) 202-7293



Watauga River Rafting – Opening May 29
Nolichucky River Rafting – Opening April 17
New River Location – River Tubing, Kayaking, Canoe Rentals Opening May 21
Wilson Creek Rafting – Opening April 17
Worley’s Cave Adventure – Opening TBD
Banner Elk Retail Store – Opening April 10

White Water Rafting NC - High Mountain Expeditions



White Water Rafting Boone NC, Banner Elk, Nolichucky, & Watauga.  Abundant in scenic wonder, full of Native American history, and loaded with adventure and fun, High Mountain Expeditions rafting adventures are a once in a lifetime experience. Exploring the wilderness by river is an experience unlike any other. Discover hidden waterfalls and scenic wonders that are accessible only by river. Discover the rush and excitement of a High Mountain Expeditions whitewater adventure.

River Tubing

River Tubing on the New River is the perfect way to relax on a hot summer afternoon. The New River is one of the oldest and most prestigious rivers in world. High Mountain Expeditions offers the unique opportunity to float this pure, clear, free flowing river. Water temperatures are inviting and offer relief form the hot summer sun

Canoe And Kayak Rentals

After you get your gear and rental canoe or kayak, and complete your safety talk and navigation instruction, you will take our High Mountain Expeditions shuttle to the canoe and kayak rental put-in for your paddling trip. Your shuttle driver will be pointing out the river and landmarks as you drive up to the put-in on the road that follows the New River. You’ll love that you can see the New River that you’ll enjoy paddling down soon!


On this High Mountain Expeditions caving adventure into Worley’s Cave you will be guided into a mystical under world of extraordinary formations. This caving adventure will have you crawling through small openings, walking through underground rivers and climbing over boulders. Worley’s Cave is considered to be a beginner/ intermediate cave, so no previous experience is required; you need only the desire to enjoy yourself. Scout groups return every season to enjoy this terrific introduction to the underground caves.


High Mountain Expeditions offers a series of active hiking adventures that all include extensive exploration with our knowledgeable guides. Whether you’re interested in trekking the world-renowned Appalachian Trail or finding majestic waterfalls deep in the mountains of North Carolina, High Mountain Expeditions can customize a hike that is perfect for you.





April 20
October 31