Short Trips

Family paddling by SilenteyeRental trips include a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, paddles, PFDs (personal floatation devices) and shuttle service. Visit the Choosing a Trip page for guidance in deciding which trip would be best for your group. We add trips to our Paddle Calendar as they are requested on a first come, first serve basis. Walk-ins are welcome but it is always best to register in advance to reserve your boats. Trip availability also depends on current river levels.

All Rental trips are also available as guided trips with an additional fee of $5 per person. (4 person minimum)

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Bynum Upriver Paddle – short trip

3.0 miles, 1.5 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above 15-501 dam
Access points – moderate
$30 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $40 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

An easy, short paddle for beginners and experienced paddlers upriver of the dam at Bynum.  This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with small children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

Next dates: This trip is not currently scheduled.

Graham Landing to Swepsonville River Park

2.1 miles, 1 hour
Class I+ rapids
Min. river level – 2′ Haw River gauge (200 cfs)
Access points – easy
$30 per single kayak, $40 per tamdem canoe or tamdem kayak

This trip is best for those interested in a little excitement. Class I and class I+ rapids cause the paddler to negotiate both natural and man-made objects.

Next dates: This trip is not currently scheduled.

Greater Alamance Creek Paddle

2.7 miles, 1.5 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Puryear dam
Access points – easy
$30 per single kayak, $40 per tamdem canoe or tamdem kayak

Great for beginning paddlers and anyone who likes the feel of a remote, intimate river, this trip offers gentle flowing water, steep wooded slopes and unsuspecting birds and wildlife.

Next dates: This trip is not currently scheduled.

Red Slide Park to Graham Landing

3.2 miles, 1.5 hours
Class I+ rapids
Min. river level – 2′ Haw River gauge (200 cfs)
Access points – easy
$30 per single kayak, $40 per tamdem canoe or tamdem kayak

Great for beginning paddlers and anyone interested in nature, this trip features easy paddling and opportunities to watch birds and wildlife.

Next dates: This trip is not currently scheduled.

Saxapahaw Lake & Upriver – short trip

3 miles, 1.5 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$30 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $40 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT 10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING THE WEEKENDS.
FOR WEEKDAYS PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY.
336-260-6465
Admin@hawrivercanoe.com

Next dates: This trip is not currently scheduled.