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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, this trip takes place on the Potomac River (2 hrs), 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.  Call us for updates.

Starting September 12th, Route 340 will be closed between the bridges at Harpers Ferry.  For our guests convenience, rafters will check in at our Knoxville, MD location.  Our shuttle to the put-in will be approximately 30 minutes.

For those 12 yrs & older, looking for more of a thrilling experience  during lower levels, try our single inflatable kayaks when booking, or try a shorter section for whitewater tubing.

Trip Info

Excellent Discounts for Groups of 10 or more!

  • Check out our group discounts section below
  • Groups of 15 or more – Enjoy a picnic you bring or we provide at our Harpers Ferry location.
  • Vegetarian options are available.

Harpers Ferry Whitewater Rafting Trip Details

River & Trail is committed to transparent pricing with no hidden booking fees.  Add a 6% WV sales tax + $2.50 user fee/person to prices below. 

Check prices and dates in our booking portal or see below for details.

Early Spring & Fall Pricing

March 18- May 19 and September 11– November 5 

  • Weekday: $69/adult | $64/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Saturday: $75/adult | $70/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Sunday: $69/adult | $64/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
Late Spring & Summer Pricing

May 20 – Sept 10

  • Weekday: $71/adult | $66/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Saturday:
    9:30am & 3:30pm
    $82/adult | $77/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
    10:30am & 2:30pm
    $89/adult | $84/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Sunday:
    10am & 3pm
    $75/adult | $70/youth 12 & under   (includes riverside snack)*
    $89/adult | $84/youth 12 & under   (includes riverside snack)*

*Riverside snack includes a granola bar, apple squeeze or fruit, and drink

Group Discounts:  Call for discounts!

  • Groups of 10-24:  off/person
  • Groups of 25-49:  off/person
  • Groups of 50-99:  off/person
    *Groups must pay collectively to be eligible for group discounts.


Late Spring & SUMMER

May 20 – September 10

  • Weekdays: 10am, 2:30pm
  • Saturdays: 9:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
  • Sundays
     9:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
    *custom times for groups of 15 or more available
Early Spring & Fall
March 18- May 19 & September 11- October 31
  • Weekdays: 1:00pm
  • Weekends: 10:00am & 2:30pm
    *custom times for groups of 15 or more available
    *holiday weekends are listed below
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

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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