The Nantahala Outdoor Center is located in Bryson City and offers river trips on six Western North Carolina rivers. Depending upon the river and skill level, trips can be guided or unguided. The levels are introductory, intermediate, and experienced with the more experienced rides encountering the roughest rapids. Treks average about 2 1/2 hours. No trip allows children under 8 and some do not allow children under 12. All equipment is provided with rental fee. Reservations are strongly recommended.