I continue to be optimistic about finding future destinations in Virginia. They have to be out there, right? Virginia creeks don't run often. When they do, usually the best decision is to go with what we know; Johns Creek, the Maury, North Fork of Tye, Piney River, ect... but sometimes straying from the normal path and embarking on a new mission is what makes paddling such an amazing adventure.
With dozens of rapids and year round whitewater, living alongside the James River and calling Richmond home is the perfect location for a kayaker looking to spend time on the river everyday. But what are the best rapids? We thought it would be fun to talk about our Top 5 Rapids on the James River.