Hudson River

Section of river: Hudson River (The Gorge)
Difficulty: Class 2-4
Length: 15 miles/22 KM
Season: May – September
Best rapids: The Narrows, Giveny’s Rift, Greyhound Bus Stopper, Blue Ledges


hudson-river-gorge-602x400Rated one of America’s “Top 10” whitewater stretches, the Hudson River Gorge near Indian Lake, New York is reminiscent of western-style rivers, complete with 800-foot granite cliffs and lush native forests.  Crystal clear water gushes over boulders and ledges, making a spectacular stretch of whitewater excitement.

Day trips on the Hudson start at the base of the Lake Abanakee Dam, on the Indian River tributary.  Daily releases from the dam turn the Indian River into a non-stop whitewater thriller … a terrific start to a 15 mile, 5-hour ride that ends in North River, NY.

gallery6_corinthgorgeAt the confluence of the Indian and Hudson Rivers, the feisty Class II-III rapids of the Indian give way to the powerful currents and Class IV-V whitewater of the main Hudson.  Rapids like Blue Ledges, The Narrows, Giveny’s Rift and Greyhound Bus Stopper highlight this explosive whitewater trip in one of the most pristine wilderness areas in America.