Hell’s Half Mile rapid begins directly below Double Suck rapid and immediately above Double Trouble rapid on the Ocoee River. Hell’s Half Mile provides a half mile of fun rafting in a swift yet shallow section of the Middle Ocoee at the standard TVA recreational release. This rapid begins with a nice four foot ledge leaving Double Suck. Hell’s Half Mile rapid also provides excellent kayak challenge lines and practice for aspiring creek boaters. Our video shows three runs of Hell’s Half Mile with different crews:
Raft guides often tell stories of a twinkie truck that wrecked and spilled twinkies into the river. There are other stories of a chicken truck that spilled its contents years ago and more recently some ore trucks wrecked just above Double Trouble. You amy hear other tall tales as well during your Tennessee whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee River.