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    Whitewater Rafting, Tubing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Biking near Harpers Ferry West Virginia

    FUN Outdoor Adventures for all Ages and Abilities

    Serving Maryland, West Virgina, Virginia 1 hour from Washington DC & Baltimore beltways.

    River & Trail offers guided whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, ziplining, climbing, cycling & hiking trips in the historic Harpers Ferry area. River trips & lessons take place in Maryland, Virginia, & West Virginia on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and Antietam Creek. Our signature specialty paddling and hiking tours offer food, beverage, and educational packages on the river or trail. Potomac River Tent & RV Camping are available on the C&O Canal and area cabins provide a unique overnight or weekend stay. Visitors will enjoy our outfitter store, featuring outdoor items you’ll need on your trip, as well as kayak & canoe sales, paddling accessories, trip souvenirs.

    Featured Tours

    Tubing Adventures Harpers Ferry WV

    1 - 2.5 hours
    • Class II-III whitewater fun!
    • Relax & chill at our uncrowded check-in location minutes from the put-in
    • 840 ft zipline on-site for weekend trips
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    Whitewater Rafting the Rapids of Shenandoah & Potomac Rivers

    2 - 4.5 hrs, average 4 hrs.
    • Raft through 3 states, and by 2 rivers at Harpers Ferry
    • Riverside picnic included most trips
    • Guided tour with natural and local history
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    Zipline Adventure and Tubing in Harpers Ferry

    3 hrs to full day
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    River Tubing Shenandoah Float Trip

    1-2 hrs
    • No wait for return shuttle!
    • Tube right to your car
    • Second time free as availability permits
    • The Blue Heron Grill offers tasty food and cool drinks
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    Paddle to the Winery & Summer Concert

    5-6 hrs
    • Guided tour of the Potomac by kayak or canoe to Tarara Winery
    • Includes a $15 Monk's BBQ voucher
    • Enjoy a lakeside concert with great music!
    • Wine available for purchase by the bottle
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    River Inflatable & Sit-on-Top Kayak Trips

    2-4.5 hrs, average 4 hrs.
    • Class I-III whitewater
    • Great option for lower summer levels at Harpers Ferry
    • Inflatable or sit-on-top kayak option
    • Must be 12 yrs & 100-250 lbs.
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    Kayak & Canoe Rentals

    half day & full day
    • Novice and beginner whitewater options
    • All equipment & shuttle provided
    • Bald Eagle, Blue Heron & other wildlife sitings
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    River & Trail Outfitters Brews Up Boating & Beer Fun!

    Approx 10am-4pm
    • Scenic trip on the Monocacy River nr Frederick, Maryland
    • Brew master's tour of the brewery
    • Beer tasting & appetizers
    • Full glass of your favorite beer
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    $86/ person all-inclusive

    Why Choose River & Trail Outfitters?

    - Affordable prices
    - Family owned and operated
    - Locally owned for 41 years
    - Attentive, helpful and friendly staff
    - Environmental programs
    - Safe, experienced, patient
    and outrageously FUN guides

    FUN for the whole family!

    Need Equipment?

    No worries! Whether you want to rent or buy, we have the equipment you need at prices you can afford.

    Also keep an eye out for our seasonal clearance sales!

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    - Kayaking Tours
    - Canoeing Tours
    - Hiking Trips
    - Camping Trips
    - Climbing
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    More about River Trail...

    • We Are Eco Friendly

      Eco & Community Programs at River & Trail Outfitters River & Trail Recycles. We are an environmentally conscious outfitter with a green recycle program.

      • In-House Recycling Program
      • Buses run by bio diesel fuels
      • Blue Heron Grill uses pasture-raised, local meats as much as possible
      • Hosts West Virginia Rivers Coalition Raffle Ticket Fund Raiser each year
      • Support small community businesses
      • Discount and free trips for local fundraisers and silent auctions
      • Our retail shop and raft house are energy efficient buildings
      • Sponsor Antietam Creek Clean Up each year
      • Participate in Alice Ferguson Foundation's annual Potomac River clean up
      • Promote trash free lunch options to groups
      • Offer Chesapeake Bay Watershed River Eco Program for schools and groups
      • River & Trail Returns Day in August, 5% given to support outdoor programs for inner city kids.

      River and Trail Outfitters partners with Go Green Gals to bring you shopping choices that support the local community in the Eastern Panhandle.

      GoGreenGals invites you to embrace your purchasing power through new ways of living, shopping, and giving. The Green Movement has evolved into a positive and powerful economic force, and while it is about protecting the planet, it’s also about our choices as consumers.

      We encourage living more simply and reusing when you can, but when you need to shop...have fun being green!

    • Where Are We?

      River & Trail Outfitters has locations in Knoxville, Maryland near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. We are a full-service outfitter serving MD, WV, Virginia, and Washington DC. Surrounding counties within 5 minutes include: Washington County, MD , Frederick County, Maryland, Jefferson County, West Virginia, and Loudoun County, VA.
    • AOA Members

      We are a member of the American Outdoors Association.

      With more than 500 members, The American Outdoors Association is the premier international trade association for the world's finest adventure travel outfitters, tour companies and outdoor educators and their suppliers. The Association was founded in 1991.