The Shenandoah tubing trip was developed as an inexpensive, on your own “kickback and enjoy” tubing trip. You park your car where the trip ends, and we’ll shuttle you 1 ½ miles upriver where you will splash and play through some small rapids before beginning your leisurely float down the river. Dropping over shallow ledges along the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you are sure to enjoy this mellow and beautiful stretch of river.
The tube trip is 1-2 hours long depending on water levels. If you’re short on time, it’s the perfect length…if you’re looking for a little more adventure to make that drive from DC, Northern Virginia, or Maryland worthwhile, we’ve got more!
“As summer draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you did to ensure our children a safe and enjoyable experience. It’s people like you that make it possible for us to entertain and give children a positive activity during the summer months.
With Reservations in advance:
$25/person on weekdays
$29/person on weekends & holidays
Tube with back rest $5 upgrade
$10/extra tube for cooler only
$10 to add kayaking/canoeing option from our waterfront property
*Add 6% sales tax + $2 user fee/person
$29.25/person on weekdays
$33.02/person on weekends & holidays
*Add 6% sales tax + $2 user fee/person
Includes: quality tube with or w/o a seat bottom & life vest rental, shuttle
DISCOUNTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Group 10-19: Discount $2.00 off per adult/kid.
Group 20-39: Discount $3.00 off per adult/kid.
Group 40+: Discount $4.00 off per adult/kid
*Groups of 10 or more receive a discount when paying collectively.
Guide for groups may be added to trip for $80.
Requested Minimum Age: 4 yrs old must be able to swim (if under 50 lbs. must supply own life vest w/ crotch strap)
Memorial Day weekend – end of September
Weekday Departure Times: 10:30 am- 3pm, approx. every 1/2 hr.
Weekends and Holidays: 10 am to 4 pm, approx. every 20 min.
Save the bottled fun for after the run.. please no alcoholic beverages on our tube trips, we want well hydrated souls floating down our rivers
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|Directions To River and Trail Outfitters in Knoxville, Maryland|
The directions below are to our main check-in location in Knoxville, MD.
If you’re coming from the South (through Harpers Ferry), please call us ahead of time to get directions directly to the tubing site
We need your help!
Please carpool whenever possible. Space is limited and it saves the earth’s resources.
From the Baltimore area:
Take I-70W to Frederick. Take Exit 52 onto 340W for 16 miles. Turn right on Valley Road at the yellow flashing lights just before the Potomac River Bridge. We are immediately on the left.
From the Washington D.C area.:
Take I-270N to Frederick. Merge with I-70W toward Hagerstown. Move to far right lane immediately. Take Exit 52 onto 340W toward Charles Town. Follow 340 for 16 miles. Turn right on Valley Road at the yellow flashing lights just before the Potomac River Bridge. We are immediately on the left.
From the Northern Virginia area:
Take the Greenway to Route 7W or get directly on Route 7W (Leesburg Pike) past Leesburg. Exit onto Route 9W toward Charles Town. Approximately 2 miles after the small town of Hillsboro, turn right onto Route 671. At the T-intersection turn right onto 340 and cross the Potomac River Bridge. Turn left at the first Maryland intersection (yellow flashing lights just past bridge) onto Valley Road. We are immediately on the left.
From the Harpers Ferry WV area:
Take 340 N, go approximately 3 miles past Harpers Ferry, crossing over the Shenandoah and Potomac River bridges into Maryland. Just after the Potomac River Bridge, turn left at the yellow flashing lights onto Valley Road. We are immediately on the left.
GROUPS ARRIVING IN BUSES:
When you arrive at River & Trail, continue 1/2 mile past it to the top of the hill to find turn arounds in the developments on the right. DO NOT TURN AROUND IN ANY OF THE SMALL DRIVEWAYS BEFORE THIS. This many cause an accident or a ditched bus!
Here’s answers to our most frequently asked questions about tubing…
“We have worked with River & Trail Outfitters for several years and find that its services are of the highest quality in the industry. I would recommend River & Trail Outfitters to any organization whose standard of quality assurance is important to the success of their operation.”
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River & Trail Outfitters | 604 Valley Road - Knoxville, MD 21758