River & Trail

harpers ferry White water Rafting

Ready for fun? Daily white water rafting trips in Harpers Ferry on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers!

White water Rafting on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers

Harpers Ferry White water Rafting trips go through West Virginia, Maryland, & Virginia!

Ride the rapids in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia with River & Trail Outfitters. Located only 1 hour from Washington, DC & Baltimore in Knoxville, Maryland, just 3 miles east of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and minutes from Virginia. Join us for whitewater 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. Enjoy a riverside snack of a granola bar, apple squeeze or fruit, and drink while relaxing with family and friends.

*During periods of low water, this trip takes place on the Potomac River, passing by Harpers Ferry. Rapids include a long series of Class II rapids through the Needles of the Potomac culminating in the wavy fun of Class III White Horse! “Funneling” or swimming through the rapids is included as weather permits. Duration is about 2-2.5 hrs.

Trip Info

Operating Guidelines 2021 for Harpers Ferry Whitewater Rafting

  • Due to recent changes in COVID guidelines, all restrictions have been removed for whitewater rafting
  • Each raft holds 4-6 people plus a guide. Any groups or parts of groups that have 3 or less people in a raft are likely to be in the same boat with another small party.  Other options include: using a single inflatable ducky, or paying for 4 people regardless of your group size.  
  • Our staff & guests will be asked to wear masks while in vehicles and in our store.
  • Please bring a watertight bag or container for your mask while on the river.

Groups may choose to enjoy a Riverside Picnic!

  • Groups of 15 or more may request a riverside picnic on our half-day rafting trips. Advance notice is needed.
  • Relax and mingle with your group along the banks of our scenic rivers.
  • During COVID-19, boxed lunches are available before or after your trip.
  • Vegetarian options are available.

Trip Details

Pricing for:
May 21 – Sept 12

  • Weekday: $65/adult | $60/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Saturday: $79/adult | $74/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Sunday: $73/adult | $68/youth 12 & under   (includes riverside snack)*
  • Holidays & Holiday Weekends: $79/adult | $74/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*

Add 6% WV sales tax + $2.50 per person user fee. Non-profits may be exempt from sales tax.
*Riverside snack includes a granola bar, apple squeeze or fruit, and drink

Pricing for:
March 20 – May 20 and September 13 – November 7

  • Weekday: $65/adult | $60/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Saturday: $69/adult | $64/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Sunday: $65/adult | $60/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*

Add 6% WV sales tax + $2.50 per person user fee. Non-profits may be exempt from sales tax.
*Riverside snack includes a granola bar, apple squeeze or fruit, and drink

Group Discounts:

  • Groups of 10-24: $7 off/person
  • Groups of 25-49: $8 off/person
  • Groups of 50-99: $9 off/person
  • Groups of 100-149: $10 off/person
  • Groups of 150-200: $11 off/person

*Groups must pay collectively to be eligible for group discounts.

Times:

SPRING & FALL

April & September 27-October 31

  • Weekdays & Weekends: 1:00pm
    *custom times for groups of 15 or more available

May 1-20 & September 13-26

  • Weekdays: 1:00pm
  • Weekends: 10:00am & 2:30pm
    *custom times for groups of 15 or more available
    *holiday weekends are listed below
SUMMER

May 22 – September 12

  • Weekdays: 10:30am, 2:30pm
  • Weekends & Holidays: 9:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm, 3:30pm

*custom times for groups of 15 or more available

Included:

  • Riverside snack 
  • Guide (in each raft)
  • Shuttle 
  • Equipment

*Wetsuits are available for rental as needed (not included).

Required Minimum Age: 7 years old (Minimum 50 lbs.).

Length of Trip: Approximately 3 – 4 hours on the river.  Depending on water levels and routing, the trip duration can range from 2.5 – 5 hours.

adventure Add-ONs

Brunswick family campground

Relax at our riverfront campground beside the Potomac River and the C&O Canal Towpath, just 15 minutes from Harpers Ferry. Tent, RV and cabins available. Bike, canoe, kayak and tube rentals onsite. Playground, pavilions, bath house, camp store. Campers get 10% discount on select River & Trail activities.

Bike Rentals

Add a morning bike rental on the C&O Canal before your trip! Save $10/person on your raft & bike combo when you book a bike rental for the same day. Bike rental location is 20 minutes from rafting check-in. *Discount will be applied at checkout after both items have been added to your cart.

CANOE & KAYAK RENTALs

Want to spend a second day on the river with us? Choose between a mellow paddle on the Potomac River or a Sunset Paddle with some rapids! Just one hour from DC on the Maryland, Virginia & West Virginia border! *Discount will be applied at checkout after both items have been added to your cart.

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