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!

Go white water rafting 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, often 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

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.
  • Lunches are available before or after your trip.
  • Vegetarian options are available.

Harpers Ferry Whitewater Rafting Trip Details

Pricing for:

May 21 – Sept 12

  • Weekday: $69/adult | $64/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Saturday: $82/adult | $77/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Sunday: $73/adult | $68/youth 12 & under   (includes riverside snack)*
  • Holidays & Holiday Weekends: $82/adult | $77/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)

Pricing for:
 September 13 – November 7 & next spring

  • Weekday: $69/adult | $64/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Saturday: $72/adult | $67/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Sunday: $69/adult | $64/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:

SUMMER

May 22 – September 11

  • Weekdays: 10am, 2:30pm
  • Saturdays: 9:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
  • Sundays & Holidays: 9:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
    *custom times for groups of 15 or more available

Included:

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

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.

May 1-20 & September 12-30

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

April & October 

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

adventure Add-ONs

Harpers Ferry campground - Brunswick Family Campground - family camping

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.

Riding Bikes in Harpers Ferry

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.

River Tubing

harpers Ferry tubing

Want to spend a second day on the river with us? Choose between 3 Harpers Ferry tubing trips. Take the whitewater tubing challenge or relax on a mellow tube float. Trips take place on the Shenandoah & Potomac Rivers. *Discount will be applied at checkout after both items have been added to your cart.

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