What to expect
This trip requires portaging the Cherokee Falls Dam and is mostly flatwater after the dam. Although this trip is easy in terms of paddling, it may not be suitable for young children because of the dam…
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7.5 miles
3.5 hours
What to expect
A short trip with swift moving water and rural in nature. There are no bridges along this section and very long stretches of densely wooded forest.
Easy
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7.4 miles
3.5 hours
What to expect
This trip is classified by swift moving flatwater and Class I rapids, wide, clear channels, and densely wooded forests along the river's banks.
What to expect
Characterized by wide channels and easy Class I rapids, this trip is great for beginners and families and would make a great half-day trip. Although easy paddling, the depth of the river can vary…
Moderate
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16.6 miles
6 hours
What to expect
The Broad River tumbles over many small shoals and threads its way around forested islands along this scenic and secluded stretch. You are almost guaranteed to spot a Bald Eagle along this stretch of…
What to expect
The Tyger River joins the Broad River along this section, which is characterized by Class I-II rapids and swift moving flatwater. Primarily rural in nature, paddlers will be surrounded by densely…
What to expect
This is the last stretch along the Upper Broad River Blueway. Paddlers will see the confluence of the Broad and Enoree Rivers, 1.8-mile long Henderson Island, and densely wooded forests.
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12.5 miles
6 hours
What to expect
Completely rural in nature, this trip does not cross under any bridges and is characterized by dense wooded areas, clear, wide channels, and wide open fields. The Pacolet River's confluence with the…
Moderate
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5.5 miles
1.5 hours
What to expect
You'll paddle through many shoals and islands, under all of the main bridges, and past downtown Columbia's skyline. However, this does not feel like a urban paddle as you float past wooded islands and…
What to expect
This is a half-day paddle down a very rural section of the Catawba River. The river is mostly wide, flat, and straight through this section, with a few shoals along the way. Finish the trip at…
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