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Whitewater Rafting the Rapids of Shenandoah & Potomac Rivers

Raft trips for all ages with Harpers Ferry's most experienced outfitter in Maryland, West Virginia & Virginia

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(301) 834-9950

Raft White Water 1 Hour From DC

River & Trail Outfitters is located in Knoxville, Maryland, just 3 miles east of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and minutes from Virginia. Join us for white water rafting on the final stretches of the Shenandoah River as it tumbles into the Potomac, carving a spectacular 6.5-mile watercourse through the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Both river rafting trips offer Class I-III whitewater, made up of some mellow water, permitting splashing and floating, multiple riffles and ledges, and challenging rapids such as "Bull Falls" and "White Horse."

Rafters also pass travel through three states (Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia) on this unforgettable guided whitewater rafting trip.

Weekend trips (April-Oct.) & weekday afternoon trips (June-August) are bookable online. For other times, please call 301.834.9950

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During periods of low water the trip is exclusively on the Potomac river, coursing through a majestic water gap — with a view Thomas Jefferson wrote was worth a voyage across the Atlantic.

Experience Counts

River & Trail Outfitters has been running rafting trips at Harpers Ferry, WV for 43 years, longer than any other company in the area. Experienced guides lead your trip, showing you the best route through the rapids while entertaining you with tales from the river. As you float by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, we'll educate you on important events that occurred in the area and lead up to the Civil War.

Picnic on the River

Weather permitting, on most trips, River & Trail offers the exclusive opportunity to maximize your experience on the river... we pack up our picnic lunch for the morning trips or dinner for the afternoon trips, and allow you to soak up some sun, while enjoying your picnic right on the river!

From kids to active seniors, get ready to have some fun on this Harpers Ferry whitewater rafting adventure!

NOTE: This trip is generally a beginner level whitewater rafting trip, however, trip length and difficulty vary according to water levels.

"I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who made our raft trip the best time of our life…my brother and I enjoyed everything about the trip. You are a nice and friendly bunch of people."
~ Patty and Paul Voelker

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Important Rafting Trip Information

Rafting Trip Prices:

  • $65/person Sun. & Mon-Fri AM. (includes picnic on the river)
  • $57/person Monday through Friday PM
  • $72/person Sat (includes picnic on the river)
  • *wkend prices on Memorial Day Sat- Mon, July 4th & July 4th weekend, Labor Day Sat- Mon

Kids 16 and under: $6 off

Add 5% amusement fee + $2.00 per person user fee

Required Minimum Age:

  • 7 years and
  • 50 lbs

Trip Includes:

  • Guide in each raft
  • Picnic on the river *
  • All equipment
  • Shuttle transportation

* Weekday afternoons normally do not include the picnic.
Wetsuits are available for spring or fall trips with notice


  • Kids 16 and under: $6 off
  • Bring your own picnic: $6 off (must be applied to entire party)
  • Groups** 12-24 : $5 off/person
  • Groups** 25+ : $6 off/person
  • Groups** 50+ : $7 off/person

** Groups must pay collectively to receive discounts

Trip Departure Times:

 SEASONAL DEPARTURES - Shenandoah / Potomac Whitewater Raft Trip



June-September 15

September 16-October 15

October 16 - November

Weekends & Holidays

9am & 2pm

9am & 2:30pm

9am & 2pm

10am, 11am or 1pm


10am, 11am or 1pm

10am & 2:45pm

10am, 11am or 1pm

10am, 11am or 1pm

Other departure times may be available for groups of 10 or more


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